Yokohama Gives ZPS Run-Flat UK Debut
Yokohama has shown its latest run-flat technology and the specially designed A13C 245/50 R18 tyre it produces as OE for the Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX at this year’s Autosport Show. By exhibiting the Yokohama Advan ZPS tyre, the manufacturer was giving an indication of what’s to come. According to company representatives the ZPS will be available from dealers, from “later in the 2008” which means the tyre is expected to be stocked from the middle to the end of the year.
On the subject of OE, Yokohama’s A13C tyre will be factory fitted to the Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX in sizes 245/40 R18. Developed in conjunction with Mitsubishi engineers, the A13C has been created to provide “the perfect combination of grip, longevity, safety and comfort,” according to Yokohama.
David Seward, managing director of Yokohama HPY commented: “We are delighted that Yokohama has been selected as the tyre of choice for the Ariel Atom, the Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX and of course models from Honda, Mazda and Chrysler. I feel this recognises our efforts to produce a range of tyres which cater for the full spectrum of vehicles. For example, being selected to provide the OE fitments on the Ariel Atom and the Lancer EvoX highlights our ability to produce a tyre that provides grip and response for these incredibly high performance vehicles. Backing that up is the selection to provide product for the Honda and Chrysler models, which require a slightly different tyre, with the emphasis more on longevity and comfort.”