New Jeep Compass moves on Yokohama’s Geolandar
The Yokohama Rubber Company Limited has begun the supply of its ‘Geolandar G055’ as original equipment for FCA US LLC all-new Jeep Compass, which went on sale in North America in June 2017. The new Compass will come factory-equipped with 225/55R18 98H size tyres. In addition, Yokohama’s ‘Geolandar SUV’ is original equipment on the Jeep Compass that was launched in China in late 2016.
The Geolandar G055 is an SUV tyre based on the Company’s leading-edge ‘BluEarth’ tyre technology. In addition to delivering the utility performance required for driving on various road surfaces, these tyres contribute to the vehicle’s superior fuel-efficiency, comfort and safety. The BluEarth technology mark is prominently displayed on the tyre’s sidewall.
Geolandar tyres are targeted at SUVs designed primarily for use onroad, including urban crossover models and small and midsize SUVs.
Yokohama is developing tyres using BluEarth tyre technology, and many of these tyres have been adopted by automakers as original equipment, especially on new eco-car and hybrid vehicle models, a statement from the company said.