Yokohama Tire announced it will launch its ultra-high performance ADVAN Sport V107 as its new global flagship tire from Spring 2022.
Sales will be launched successively in major markets around the world. The Company plans to introduce 30 replacement tire sizes, ranging from 305/35R23 111Y XL to 225/40ZR18 92Y XL, in Spring 2022, increasing the ADVAN Sport V107 size lineup, including original equipment (OE) sizes for new cars, to 43 sizes. The size lineup will be expanded gradually thereafter to 80 sizes, including OE tires, by the end of 2022.
The ADVAN Sport V107 will succeed the ADVAN Sport V105 as Yokohama’s global flagship ultra-high performance tire. The ADVAN Sport V107 has been developed for use on premium high-performance cars, premium high-performance SUVs, and premium electric vehicles (EVs). Following joint development projects with leading premium car manufacturers and testing at Yokohama Rubber’s test center at the Nürburgring, widely considered the world’s most demanding race course, delivery of special OE ADVAN Sport V107 tires began in 2020, including tires for Mercedes-AMG and BMW M premium cars.
Yokohama Rubber is now launching replacement tires based on these earlier developed OE tires and will expand the available sizes to create a full commercial lineup of ultra-high performance ADVAN Sport V107 tires.
While following the ADVAN Sport V105 concept of providing a perfect balance of driving performance combined with superior comfort and safety characteristics, the new tire’s dry/wet performance and steering stability surpass the high levels achieved by its predecessor. The tire’s special asymmetric tread pattern contributes to its ability to deliver the variable performance required from the tread’s inner and outer sides, and its rubber compound incorporates technologies cultivated during the development of OE versions of the tire for leading premium car manufacturers. Together, these two features deliver a strong grip on dry and wet road surfaces.
The ADVAN Sport V107 applies the cutting-edge matrix body-ply structure used in its predecessor. These new design features have dramatically increased the tires’ contribution to the excellent steering stability and comfort at high speeds that are essential qualities for high-power premium cars. The tire’s sidewall features a new stylish dark design that provides the logo visibility and upscale image appropriate for a global flagship tire. In addition, the letters “SUV” are inscribed on the sidewall of SUV-size tires.