Yokohama has announced that its ADVAN WINTER (V902) tyres have been approved by AUDI AG as original equipment winter tyres for the Audi S6 and Audi S8. The tyres are the latest additions to ADVAN WINTER, Yokohama's high-performance flagship winter-tyre series. Tyre sizes are 265/35R19 98V XL (Extra Load) for the S6 and 265/35R20 99V XL for the S8. Both sizes are for front and rear.
The S6 and S8 are in the Audi S-series, the top performance range of the company's lineup, and are the first Audis to come equipped with Yokohama winter tyres. The approved ADVAN WINTER tyres are factory-fitted options for the German market, but can be ordered at Audi dealerships worldwide.
Yokohama is proud to have met the high technical standards required in the process of development with AUDI AG. The ADVAN WINTER range perfectly balances high-speed stability, comfort, handling and braking in wet and dry conditions, as well as showing good traction and braking on snowy and icy surfaces.
Since 2004, "ADVAN Sport" summer tyres have been adopted for flagship models of some of the world's leading car manufacturers, including the Audi S8, the Bentley Continental series, Mercedes-AMG models and the Porsche 911 and Cayenne. In the field of motor sports, ADVAN has been the official control tyre for the FIA WTCC since 2006.
The ADVAN brand symbolizes Yokohama's global concept. The company is committed to aggressive execution of all of its activities, including co-development of flagship-tyre products, participation in motor sports and collaboration with the world's leading automakers and tuners. The ADVAN brand embodies the company's spirit of pursuing the ultimate in performance and quality for its products. Yokohama intends to continue introducing ADVAN-brand products to consumers and users around the world.
In addition, The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has announced that it will also supply original-equipment tyres for the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, sold in North America, and the Chrysler Grand Voyager sold in markets around the world. This will be the first time for Yokohama to supply tyres to Chrysler LLC - which established the minivan category 23 years ago. The sizes of the tyres approved for all-season use in North America will be 225/65R16 100S AVID S33B and AVID C33B. On vehicles to be exported, 225/65R16 100H and 225/65R17 102H ASPEC A349A summer tyres will be fitted.
Yokohama Rubber will deliver four sizes of tyres which will be manufactured at Yokohama Tyre Philippines, INC. (YTPI), Yokohama's production base for exported passenger car tyres, and delivered to Chrysler from Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC), Yokohama's subsidiary in the United States.
Yokohama Rubber has been expanding its global original equipment (OE) business toward realizing the vision articulated in its long-term management plan, "GD100" (Grand Design 100): "evoking a distinctive global identity in building corporate value and in building a strong market presence" by the year of 2017.