Yokohama announced it will launch sales of a new all-season tire for vans, the “BluEarth-Van All Season RY61”, in Europe and Russia from spring 2021. The new van tire will be available in 23 sizes, from 225/55R17C 104/102H to 195/70R15C 104/102T.
The new “Strong and Smooth, Whatever the Weather” “BluEarth-Van All Season RY61” provides the wear resistance and durability demanded of van tires while contributing to a powerful and comfortable driving performance in various road conditions. The new tires have received European certification as safe winter tires and will bear the three peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) marking on their sidewalls, further proof of their reliable performance on snow.
The new tire’s tread pattern features Yokohama’s unique “Triple WD Groove” that combines a zigzag groove in the center to achieve a stable grip on snow with two straight grooves on each side that deliver superior water drainage. “Snow-Biting Sipes” have been applied to the tire’s shoulder to enhance the edging effect. In addition, large blocks placed in the tire’s center and shoulders ensure a wide ground contact area, enhancing handling performance and wear resistance. The tire’s compound is a blend of three different polymers, which enhances wear resistance and durability. In addition, the compound’s use of a large amount of silica contributes to an optimal balance between wet performance and fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, the sidewall features an innovative “Anti-Cracking Serration” design that prevents sidewall cracking.