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Award-Winning 2012 Audi A7 Rides on Yokohama Tire Corporation’s ADVAN Sport® Tires

Motor Press Guild names the car ‘Vehicle of the Year’ at 2011 LA Auto Show

November 22, 2011

FULLERTON, CA (Nov. 22, 2011) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s ADVAN Sport® tires are original equipment on the new 2012 Audi A7, which was named “Vehicle of the Year” at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show by the Motor Press Guild (MPG).

According to the MPG, the A7 – part of Yokohama’s growing OE fitment program – won due to its “compelling combination of handsome styling, dynamic handling and advanced in-car technology.”

“The 310 horsepower Audi A7 is a sleek, stylish sporty five-door coupe,” said Jeremy Kahrs, Yokohama director, OE Sales. “We couldn’t agree more with the award and are proud the A7 runs on our ultra high-performance ADVAN Sport tires. They are a perfect fit.”

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the dB Super E-spec™ – the world’s first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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