Yokohama Making Inroads in Original Equipment Market

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By Denna Bowman

Yokohama tyres is making inroads into the lucrative original equipment market with its flagship ADVAN Sport tyres.

The Japanese tyres manufacturer is securing OE contracts within the SUV and high performance 4×4 segments.

The ADVAN Sport tyre is fitted to the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne models and has been added to the AMG-tuned version of the Mercedes ML63 AMG 4×4.

The size 295/40×20 front and back has been fitted to that particular model; the ADVAN range is available in 19”, 20” and 21” options, sized 275/45×19, 275/40×20 and 295/35×21 respectively.

The Touareg uses the 19” and 20” options, while the Cayenne adds the 21” alternative.

Another manufacturer to select the Yokohama ADVAN Sport for its large SUV/4×4 model is Audi.

The German auto company has already adopted the Sport for its flagship A6 and A8 models and now, the Q7 SUV is fitted with ADVAN Sports from the factory. Sized either 265/50R19 or 275/45R20, the ADVAN Sports fitted to the Q7 are speed rated to 300kph to cope with one of the most powerful SUVs on the market today.

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