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Yokohama Introduces the New Geolandar MT G003

 

M-Yokohama-Geolandar-MT-2.jpgYokohama Tire Corp. has been producing off-road tires since 1982, when the Super Digger was launched. Thirty-five years later, the company still offers the Y829 Super Digger III bias off-road racing tire in size 33×10.50-15!

The Geolandar M/T directional tire was introduced in 1998. Yokohama tweaked the design and compounding in 2004; the resulting M/T+ G001 became a new SKU number, but was hardly a new tire.

More than two decades have passed since the creation of the original Geolandar M/T, which makes the new Geolandar M/T G003 highly anticipated by Yokohama dealers in the U.S.

The M/T G003 features a non-directional tread pattern and is equal to or superior in every way to the tire it replaces, the G001, says Bob Abram, senior manager of product planning.

“The directional tread design of the old G001 wasn’t playing with customers or dealers. Getting the looks right of this tire was important because we knew what happens when you don’t get the looks right, even if the performance is pretty good.”

Features and benefits

Yokohama says the Geolandar M/T G003 is superior to the G001 not only in mud traction but also in dry braking and snow braking. It also weighs less, which results in greater fuel efficiency.

The tire’s dry, mud and wet traction were engineered using a triple-polymer tread compound combined with optimized sipes and “an ideal” block-to-void ratio. The tread also features an advanced variable pitch pattern that Abram says will be a big selling point for Yokohama dealers.

“One of the things that came out of our research with consumers and dealers alike is they want a quiet tire — for a mud tire. They don’t expect it to be touring tire quiet, but they would like to use it as an extra selling feature.

“We’ve got a new multi-pitch variation that helps keep the noise down. That helps even out those peak harmonics, which are what make a lot of the noise when the tire is rolling at highway speeds.”

Yokohama’s new Geo-Shield construction incorporates multiple sidewall plies, steel belts, a full nylon cap and a high turn-up carcass into the design. All Load Range E and D sizes feature three-ply technology.

“The three-ply is important as a marketing tool,” he says. “It gives consumers confidence that we have extra strength in the sidewall to protect against punctures and to hold up to heavy use. Also, that full nylon cap helps you avoid tread punctures, so there is an extra layer of protection there.”

Abram says sidewall durability is not a major concern for the urban cowboy, but “is a huge issue for people who are really beating up and using their vehicles off-road.”

The G003’s Sidewall Armor not only protects the sidewall against impacts, but also adds traction elements to the design. And it gives the tire a unique, aggressive look.

“We were trying to avoid coming out with an M/T tire that was so ‘me, too,’ that looked just like the Toyo Open Country M/T or the Hankook Dynapro MT RT03 or BFGoodrich T/A KM2, for example. We didn’t want that to happen, but we also wanted to say to the extreme off-roader, ‘We have something extra for you.’”

By the end of the year, the Geolandar M/T G003 will be available in 37 Q-rated sizes, with rim diameters ranging from 15 to 20 inches. They will be introduced in three waves, broken out by the following load ranges:

July 1: 18 LRE, 1 LRC, 1 LRD (including LT255/75R17 LRC, LT275/65R20 LRE and LT305/55R20 LRE).

September 1: 8 LRE, 4 LRC.

November 1: 3 LRC, 2 LRE.

Yokohama backs the tire with a 30-day money-back trial pledge.

According to Abram, the mud-terrain segment in the U.S. accounted for more than 3.6 million tires in 2016, compared to more than 2.8 million in 2012.

The top five selling light trucks in 2016 were the Ford F Series, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, GMC Sierra and the Jeep Wrangler. Those vehicles “are right in our wheelhouse of what we want as potential fitments for this Geolandar mud tire,” he says. So are some specialized vehicles designed for more rugged duty like the F-150 Raptor, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.

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Yokohama Introduces Geolandar MT G003

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Yokohama Tire Corp.’s new mud-terrain tire, the Geolandar M/T G003, will be available in July. It is only the company’s first M/T tire since the Geolandar M/T was introduced in 1998, and will replace the Geolandar M/T+.

Yokohama says the tire is designed “for hardcore off-roaders, outdoor enthusiasts and pick-up truck/SUV owners.” It initially will be available in 37 15- to 20-inch Q-rated sizes, broken out as follows:
July 1: 20 sizes (18 LRE, 1 LRC, 1 LRD), including LT255/75R17 LRC, LT275/65R20 LRE and LT305/55R20 LRE.

September 1: 12 sizes (8 LRE, 4 LRC).

Fourth quarter: five sizes (3 LRE, 2 LRE).

“The M/T has it all: intimidating good looks… strength, proven performance and excellent traction in all on- and off-road terrains, from everyday highway driving to attacking steep, jagged rocks, muddy trails and desert sand,” says Andrew Briggs, Yokohama Tire senior director of tire business and product planning.

Yokohama says the Geolandar M/T G003 features the following:

* Yokohama’s new Geo-Shield construction, which incorporates multiple sidewall plies, steel belts, a full nylon cap and a high turn-up carcass into the design.

* A long lasting tread, the result of a new, high-density compound and a wide, flat profile “that creates exceptional wear performance.”

* “Outstanding” dry, wet and mud traction, the result of a triple-polymer tread compound combined with optimized sipes and an ideal block to void ratio.

* A quieter (for an M/T tire) ride on the road, due to the advanced variable pitch tread on the M/T that assures a quiet, on-highway ride while maintaining off-road performance.

* An aggressive Sidewall Armor design that not only delivers off-road traction and protection from damage, but also “creates a bold, new look.”

Yokohama backs the tire with a 30-day money-back trial pledge.

Geolandar M/T G003 applications include a wide variety of popular pick-ups and SUVs, including the Dodge Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler, Chevy Silverado 2500, Ford F-150 Raptor, Nissan Titan, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Land Rover Discovery and GMC Yukon XL 3500.

Along with the introduction, Yokohama has launched two new sponsorships to fit with the audience for the M/T and the entire Geolandar line.

1. Reinforcing the toughness and strength of the M/T, Yokohama has become the Official Tire of the U.S Spartan Race series, the original and largest obstacle race series.

2. Yokohama is also the Official Tire of the Nitro Circus Live US Tour and Nitro World Games. Nitro Circus is the premier adrenaline-fueled action sports tour.

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Yokohama Tire to Release Geolandar AT-S Tires

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has introduced the Geolandar A/T G015 in 60 sizes with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty for P/E-metric sizes and 50,000-mile warranty for LT-metric sizes.
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YTC plans to add 17 more sizes to the line by the end of 2016. All sizes will be certified for severe snow conditions and stamped with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. The new tire replaces the Geolandar AT-S.

Dealers will find the price of the new tire comparable to the tire it replaces, the Geolandar AT-S. The similar pricing is a statement of the new tire’s value, according to Bob Abram, product planning manager.

“The Geolandar A/T G015 delivers outstanding traction in any condition, both on road and off,” says Andrew Briggs, senior director of tire business planning, product planning and sales operations. “It’s the toughest and most versatile Geolandar yet and it’s built to last, providing some of the best mileage in the industry.”

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Yokohama Tire Rolls Out New Geolandar G055

Yokohama Tire Corp. has rolled out a new all-season crossover tire, the Geolandar G055.
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The Geolandar G055 features transition grooves with notch sipes that create superior traction in wet and wintry conditions, while maintaining tread block rigidity for improved handling, Yokohama said. Additional circumferential zigzag grooves help channel water away from the tread and an integrated shoulder and full nylon cover improves stability while reducing irregular wear, the tiremaker noted. Additionally the tire is backed by a 65,000-mile treadwear warranty.

Available in both the U.S. and Canada, the Geolandar G055 comes in 19 sizes, from 16 to 20 inch wheel diameters and in H and V speed ratings.

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Lexus NX Will Feature Yokohama Tire OE

Yokohama Tire Corp.’s BluEarth and Geolandar brand tires have been selected as original equipment on the Lexus NX, Lexus’ first premium compact crossover SUV.
The selected Yokohama tires are the BluEarth E51 and the Geolandar G91.
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