Yokohama supplying OE tyres for Volkswagen Tiguan
Yokohama has started supplying its 17- inch BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres as original equipment for Volkswagen’s Tiguan to be sold in Russia from this January.
The supply of 17-inch tires follows on the supply of 18-inch (235/55R18 100V) “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres that began in June 2017. The tyre is known for fuel efficiency , wet grip and other functionalities that deliver superb driving performance and comfort in a wide range of road conditions.
Volkswagen’s high evaluation of the performance of “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres led to the brand becoming the first Yokohama tyre selected by Volkswagen Group Rus., as OE back in November 2016 when two sizes—205/55R16 91V and 195/65R15 91H—were adopted for use on the Jetta in Russia, said the Japanese tyre company.
The BluEarth-A AE-50 tyre for the Toguan and the Jetta are being manufactured at Yokohama Rubber’s Russian tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, LLC Yokohama R.P.Z., which was established in December 2008.
The “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres for the Tiguan and the Jetta are being manufactured at Yokohama Rubber’s Russian tyre manufacturing and sales subsidiary, LLC Yokohama R.P.Z., which was established in December 2008. The subsidiary began production near the end of 2011, making YOKOHAMA the first Japanese tyre maker to manufacture passenger car tyres locally in Russia. The Russian subsidiary has since increased its plant’s capacity to 1.6 million tyres a year, a 2.3-fold increase from the plant’s capacity upon the start of operations in 2012.