Three New Models to have Yokohama as OE
Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama has recently been chosen to supply OE fitment tyres on three new models. The latest additions to the Yokohama portfolio include high performance, upgrade and off-road applications.
The new Honda Legend comes wearing Yokohama’s flagship tyre, the ADVAN Sport. The Legend is Honda’s flagship luxury saloon and features permanent four wheel-drive, a 291bhp V6 VTEC engine and a host of safety features, such as emergency braking radar and lane changing assistance. The Legend is fitted with 235/50R17 100W Yokohama ADVAN Sport V103 tyres, providing high levels of grip and response.
A 17-in wheel and tyre upgrade has recently been added to the Toyota Yaris option list, and this combination features a bespoke tyre produced by Yokohama specifically for the application. The 205/45R17 E70D model provides the Yaris with additional grip and handling and compliments the existing Yokohama 185/60R15 E70B that is fitted as standard.
Another Toyota to be offered with Yokohama tyres is the latest RAV4 model. The third generation of the popular compact SUV was launched last year and now comes with 225/65R17 101H pattern G91A Yokohama tyres as standard. The car features Toyota’s latest four wheel-drive system, which not only continuously adjusts the torque split, but also actively helps to bring the car under control in the event of a slide.
Honda and Toyota are the latest additions to growing range of automotive manufacturers choosing Yokohama tyres as OE fitment. Bentley, Porsche, Audi, Lotus, Aston Martin and Brabus have all selected the Japanese rubber as factory-fit items.