Yokohama to supply GEOLANDAR G9 to Mazda CX-5
Yokohama’s GEOLANDAR G9 tyre has been adopted as original equipment on Mazda Motor Corporation’s all-new Mazda CX-5, a crossover SUV that went on sale in Japan on February 2.
The new Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with 225/65R17 102V size tyres.
The GEOLANDAR G98 is part of the company’s GEOLANDAR line up of SUV tyres. It was developed by applying the basic design and materials technology used in the Yokohama Rubber’s BluEarth global tyre brand, which is based on the concept of environmentally, human, and socially friendly. The tires enhance the vehicle’s fuel efficiency while delivering the performance expected of a luxury SUV as well as a safe, comfortable ride. They are particularly suitable for use as a summer season passenger car tire. The tire wall bears the BluEarth technology mark.
The original CX-5 features the full range of Mazda’s proprietary SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO‒Soul of Motion design. Under the slogan an SUV all customers will enjoy, Mazda refined every element of the SUV’s design and technology to bring a new dimension of driving pleasure to the all-new Mazda CX-5.
Yokohama Rubber is aggressively developing tyres employing its leading-edge BluEarth tire technology, and many of these tires have been adopted by automakers as original equipment, especially on new eco cars and hybrid vehicles.