Yokohama is getting set to launch its latest winter passenger car tyres targeted for European drivers.
The new Yokohama W.Drive V905 tyres will be going on sale shortly, ahead of the 2014 autumn/winter season. They are the successor to the popular W.Drive V902A/B and will be available in sizes from 15 inch to 18 inch.
The new tyres maximise the edging effect that contributes to stability on snow and ice. They also feature a tread pattern that enhances their snow and water drainage and a new compound comprising various materials, including MicroSilica and Orange Oil.
As a result, according to Yokohama tyres, the W.Drive V905 achieves a greatly improved level of performance on snowy and wet roads, as well as on icy surfaces.
In addition, a reconfiguration of the tyres surface contact area results in improved snow traction and drainage when running on wet roads, while maintaining the conventional model’s outstanding performance on dry roads.
The new compound and a lighter-weight construction contribute to lower rolling resistance and higher fuel efficiency.