SANTA ANA, CA (March 5, 2015) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) GEOLANDAR® line – known for toughing out off-road races and providing outstanding on-road handling, has added a new tire to its lineup: the GEOLANDAR G055™ crossover all-season tire. The tire, now on sale in the U.S. and Canada, is initially available in 19 sizes, from 16 to 20 inches and in H- and V-speed ratings.
“The crossover tire market is a fast-growing segment, and the G055 is a perfect fit because it’s engineered specifically for those vehicles, as well as for a wide range of weather conditions,” said Fred Koplin, YTC, senior director, marketing. “
Koplin said the GEOLANDAR G055 features all-season performance and extended treadlife, which can be credited to Yokohama’s advanced orange oil technology. “The G055 provides more performance and comfort for consumers, and is a welcomed addition to our popular GEOLANDAR line.”
Benefits of the GEOLANDAR G055 include:
- A 65,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.
- Superior traction in wet and wintry conditions: transition grooves with notch sipes work together to create biting edges while maintaining tread block rigidity for improved mileage and handling.
- Confident wet handling: circumferential zigzag grooves resist hydroplaning by channeling water away from the tread and provide aggressive edges even as the tread wears.
- Road noise minimized: an integrated shoulder and full nylon cover improves stability while resisting irregular wear.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes 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 broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.
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