Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is to begin marketing its “most silent ever tire“ in Asian markets in November, the company announced 26 Sept.
The ADVAN dB V552 is being billed as a premium comfort tire based on a concept of “an unprecedentedly [for Yokohama] silent tire that changes the in-car atmosphere.”
Low tire noise, added Yokohama, is the result of a complete review of all design elements, including pattern design, profile shape, internal structure, type of parts, size of parts, and surface contact configuration.
Wet grip performance and fuel efficiency have also been “greatly improved” by the application of a newly developed compound that raises the dispersibility of silica, the company further claimed.
The new tire will initially be available in a total of 24 sizes, ranging from 265/35R18 97W XL to 155/65R14 75H. The size line-up will be expanded for use on a wider variety of vehicles, from premium sedans to premium minivans, electric vehicles, hybrids, and compact cars, added Yokohama.