AD08-hi-res

FULLERTON, CA (Sept. 20, 2010) - Yokohama Tire Corporation has added six sizes to its ultra high-performance (UHP) ADVANR line: three each for the NeovaR AD08 and S.4R. The latest AD08 sizes are 245/40R19 94W, 265/35R19 94W and 275/35R19 96W. The new S.4 sizes are 255/50R19 107W, 275/45R19 108W and 275/40R20 106W.

With the additional three sizes, the AD08, nicknamed "the fastest street tire," is now available in 35 sizes ranging from 15 to 19 inches and is designed for a variety of premium sports cars and sedans, including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus and others.

The 245/40R19 94W will fit the Nissan 370Z (front); the 265/35R19 94W is for the Porsche Boxster/Cayman (rear) and BMW M3 (rear); and the 275/35R19 96W is for the Nissan 370 (rear).

"The Neova AD08 is the fastest, best-handling UHP tire on the market," said Mark Chung, Yokohama director, corporate strategy and planning. "It's the best of the best and definitely lives up to the ADVAN legacy."

According to Chung, the S.4 offers all-season W- and Y-speed-rating performance and is an optimal replacement tire for premium sedans and coupes demanding year-round wet and dry performance. The latest S.4 sizes will fit the Mercedes-Benz ML/RL, Acura MDX/ZDX, Land Rover Range Rover (255/50R19 107W); Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne (275/45R19 108W); and Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Land Rover Range Rover (275/40R20 106W).


Celebrating its 40th anniversary in the United States, 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 dB Super E-specT - the world's first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum - 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.

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the "Tire Safety" section at www.yokohamatire.com.

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