Yokohama tires selected as factory equipment for latest Toyota GR Corolla and Prius models

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The Advan Apex V601 tires will be supplied by Yokohama as original equipment for the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla in a size 235/40R18 91W.

The high-performance summer tire benefits from an asymmetric tread pattern which is similar to one of the tire maker’s most historically important tires, the Yokohama A008. The Advan Apex V601 also delivers a high level of grip, and excellent wet performance and handling attributes.

In addition to the Advan tire being supplied for the Toyota GR Corolla, the tire maker will also supply its BluEarth-GT AE51 and BluEarth-FE AE30 tires for the OEM’s new Prius and the upcoming Prius PHEV, which will be launched in spring 2023. The BluEarth-GT AE51 tire will be supplied in size 195/50R19 88H and the BluEarth-FE AE30 in a 195/60R17 90H.

Designed as a grand touring tire, the BluEarth-GT AE51 benefits from excellent comfort, driving and environmental characteristics. A newly developed tread compound ensures a high level of steering stability, a lowered rolling resistance and performance when used in wet scenarios. The tire’s structure has also been optimized to deliver a comfortable ride for vehicle occupants.

Sitting alongside the BluEarth-GT AE51 is Yokohama’s BluEarth-FE AE30 which features improved fuel-efficiency and a good balance between basic performance properties including low noise, comfort and a long service life. To reduce rolling resistance and to increase wet performance, Yokohama developed the tire with a new profile and a new compound. Similar to the AE51, the AE30 has a tuned structure for additional steering stability and reduced road noise.


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