Yokohama Tire Corporation’s New iceGUARD iG51v™ Winter Tire for Trucks and SUVs is Now on Sale
New tread compound increases road contact to handle ice, slush and snow
October 29, 2012
FULLERTON, CA – (Oct. 24, 2012) – Yokohama Tire Corporation has added a new member to its winter tire line, the iceGUARD iG51v™, which is now available in the U.S. in 13 sizes developed specifically for light trucks, SUVs and Crossover SUVs.
“The iceGUARD iG51v can take on any winter road,” said Andrew Biggs, Yokohama director of product planning. “Our engineers developed a new tread compound that maximizes road contact to improve performance in any condition.”
iceGUARD iG51v highlights include:
• A high-density reinforced compound that provides maximum contact between the road and tire, providing a stable tread block in all winter conditions.
• The dual-action shoulder groove has a zig-zag design on top to stabilize the blocks and create the ideal edge for slush and snow grip, while the lower part of the groove is straight for water evacuation.
• The interlocking 3D sipes and adaptive 3D sipes work in tandem to maximize surface area for improved stability and grip on icy roads.
• The variable angle center rib is designed to increase block rigidity and stability in dry weather conditions.
The IceGUARD iG51v sizes include: 215/70R16 100T, 235/70R16 106T, 245/70R16 107T, 275/70R16 114T, 225/60R17 99T, 225/65R17 102T, 235/65R17 108T, 245/65R17 107T, 245/70R17 110T, 265/65R17 112T, 265/70R17 115T, 225/60R18 100T and 255/55R18 109T.
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 all-new AVID Ascend® – the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – 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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