YOKOHAMA Supports Chelsea FC’s Pre-season Match in Japan

Chelsea FC Eden Hazard – YOKOHAMA Tyres sponsor

YOKOHAMA will support a second pre-season match in Japan of Premier League Chelsea FC, for which the Company is an official club partner. The second match (Rakuten Cup) will be played against FC Barcelona, 2017/18 Spanish League ‘La Liga’ Champions, on 23rd July 2019, at Saitama Stadium 2002.

In addition to the events surrounding the previously announced first match on 19th July against the 2018 J.League Champions, Kawasaki Frontale, fan events and lucky draws will also be scheduled around this match day, and YOKOHAMA will offer opportunities for Japanese football fans to experience the exciting atmosphere up close. Pre-season matches are held before the start of the Premier League season, which begins in August. The fixtures tend to be held outside of England, with matches held in the United States (2015, 2016), China (2017), Singapore (2017), and Australia (2018), since YOKOHAMA started its partnership with Chelsea. Chelsea’s pre-season matches in Japan were YOKOHAMA’s wish, and the two big matches against Kawasaki Frontale (19th July) and FC Barcelona have now been realized. YOKOHAMA will work closely with Chelsea while the team is in Japan to bring Japanese fans closer to the “Blues” ahead of the 2019/20 season.

To date, YOKOHAMA and Chelsea FC have co-organized two Chelsea Legend fan events in Japan, with Frank Lampard in 2017 and Didier Drogba in 2018. Chelsea FC Men’s team will play in Japan for the first time since the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup. Chelsea star players are scheduled to join the preseason tour, with the “Blues” bringing their strongest possible squad, and a high-level battle is expected for the both matches.


YOKOHAMA introduces a new road sports tire


ADVAN NEOVA AD08RS comes with improved details

ADVAN NEOVA AD08RS - YOKOHAMA High Performance Tire

The road sports tire YOKOHAMA ADVAN NEOVA AD08R has been thrilling the auto scene for a longer time: Its effective tread design provides the driver with optimum control on dry and wet roads - and with extremely economical wear. Now, with the ADVAN NEOVA AD08RS, its new successor with improved details comes onto the market. It will be gradually introduced in 31 sizes starting in the summer of 2019. The spectrum ranges from 185/55R15 82V (240 km/h) up to 255/30R19 91W (270 km/h).

As part of the update, YOKOHAMA implemented, among other things, standards of the guideline ECE R117-02 S2WR2, specifications for noise emissions, wet grip and rolling resistance. The latter has been optimized in the ADVAN NEOVA AD08RS with a modified rubber compound, which also makes the tire more environmentally friendly. Thus, the new road sports tire scores not only by its dynamic handling, but also by a low fuel consumption.

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Many new YOKOHAMA tire models at the Geneva Motor Show

Geolandar X-M/T – YOKOHAMA Geneva exhibition

YOKOHAMA focuses on OE, winter tires and the "hobby segment"


This year, tire manufacturer YOKOHAMA is once again using the eye-catching Geneva Motor Show to point out its new products in the 1st quarter of 2019. The Palexpo area opens its doors for car fans from all over the world from March 7 to March 17. The press was approved and was informed by YOKOHAMA on March 5 at 3:45 pm during a press conference on key topics. In addition to OE products, winter tires and tires, the focus of booth number 4231 in hall 4 will be the so-called "hobby area", which has recently seen a strong upgrade at YOKOHAMA.

Strong OE development


YOKOHAMA's latest original equipment activities are closely linked to the Japanese premium tire strategy. An important role is played by the flagship product ADVAN Sport V105, which is now very well represented in the OE sector and has made a career in the aftermarket as well.

Winter profiles for every need


In addition, the company is well positioned in the winter segment, where a wide range of different profiles is offered. The spectrum ranges in Geneva from the new BluEarth-4S AW21 all-season tire to the iceGUARD iG60 exclusively for the Scandinavian market, the in-house winter performance of which is unrivaled compared to all models without spikes developed so far. Fuel efficiency and environmental protection now play a major role too. A winter tire that does justice to this approach is the YOKOHAMA BluEarth *WINTER V905 for personal vehicles and SUVs.

The car as a hobby


Particularly interesting are the current developments in the so-called hobby sector. The Nissan GT-R shown at the stand with the sports road tire YOKOHAMA ADVAN A052 shows this very clearly. In addition, the show will feature other interesting tires from this segment, aimed specifically at European audiences. In addition to sports tires this area includes also off-road products. Here, YOKOHAMA presents a new mud terrain product for off-road vehicles and pick-ups at the Motor Show, the GEOLANDAR X-MT, and the Japanese think of vintage car owners as a target group for the innovations presented as well. Entering the program for them is the new  G.T. SPECIAL CLASSIC.

Experience the YOKOHAMA brand

Emotional experience is not neglected at YOKOHAMA either. One stand area is dedicated to the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), which is looked after by the Japanese as the exclusive tire supplier. The football fans were also not forgotten, after all, they are the partner of FC Chelsea. On Friday, March 8, the player legend Didier Drogba will be the guest. He will talk exclusively about his time at the famous English Premier League club and about his role as a YOKOHAMA brand ambassador.

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YOKOHAMA BluEarth-4S AW21 in 14 new dimensions


With completely new dimensions


YOKOHAMA BluEarth-4S AW21 available in 14 sizes

Since last year, the tire manufacturer YOKOHAMA has been offering its first all-season car tire, the BluEarth-4S AW21, certified by TÜV SÜD. So far, the tire has been available in numerous dimensions from 14 to 19 inches. Owing to its popularity, YOKOHAMA is now expanding the range by another 14 sizes. Thus, there will be 38 dimensions now and even more vehicles can be covered. The well-balanced features of BluEarth-4S AW21 allow you to benefit from small and medium-sized cars as well as modern SUVs, thanks to the wide range of sizes available: The speed index varies between 190 (T) and 270 km/h (W) depending on the size. Like all BluEarth tires, it is produced under environmentally friendly production conditions: among other things, solar energy is used.

Technically, BluEarth-4S AW21 is characterized by a special design: The tire was derived from a winter tire layout instead of a summer tire layout, unlike the industry standard. The abbreviation 4S refers to the four seasons. Accordingly, the structure of BluEarth-4S AW21 ensures safe handling and braking characteristics on wet, snowy and slippery roads. To improve water drainage and grip under poor road conditions, the BluEarth-4S AW21 has a profile of V-shaped and cross-shaped grooves. Thus, the tire easily complies with the latest legal requirements, which apply to full-fledged winter tires. Of course, the BluEarth-4S AW21 also has the ideal equipment for dry summer weather: for example, the all-season lamellas and large shoulder blocks. A silica rubber compound ensures extra grip.

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YOKOHAMA BluEarth-A AE-50 is "highly recommended"


AUTO ZEITUNG tests trouble-free driving even in wet conditions

With over 65 dimensions ranging from 165/70R14 to 235/40R19, the YOKOHAMA BluEarth-A AE-50 covers a wide range of vehicles. The speed index ranges from H (210 km/h) to W (270 km/h). The strengths of the tire are also diverse, as shown by the latest test in issue 6/2019 of the renowned AUTO ZEITUNG, which is now available on the market. A total of ten tires from different brands, including many premium manufacturers, had to face a demanding comparison. In each case, the dimension 235/45 R18 was tested on a Skoda Superb Combi 2.0 TDI. "It remained free from weak points until the end of the test series," was the conclusion of the editors, who classified the tire as "highly recommended".


BluEarth products are produced using environmentally friendly production methods. For example, solar energy is used in the production process. The YOKOHAMA BluEarth-A AE-50 is a pleasant companion not only in ecological terms, as shown in the test: In the comfort ranking, it was not outperformed by any competitor. Finally, it was also designed with a view on a smooth concentricity. But even more important is the chapter Driving safety: "It provides good braking performance in the rain. Trouble-free driving on wet surface and therefore brisk", commented the renowned magazine in the rating table. It remains to be added that YOKOHAMA has also given the BluEarth-A AE-50 a good mileage. The environment and the wallet are equally happy about that.

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YOKOHAMA receives the test label "Germany's Best Tires" from FOCUS MONEY



Right tires are very important for a car to deliver the best possible performance. FOCUS MONEY knows this and has put well-known tire manufacturers through their paces. In this context, YOKOHAMA has been awarded the test label "Germany's Best Tires" in the German test.


"We are extremely proud of this award and are pleased that our tires are so convincing. Of course, we also see it as an incentive to continue to deliver perfect quality and to improve continually," explains Sabine Stiller, Marketing and PR Manager at YOKOHAMA in Germany.

YOKOHAMA offers its customers a particularly versatile range of tires. The offer ranges from tires for the compact, middle and luxury class through models for sports cars or SUVs to dedicated off-road products. In addition to the aftermarket, YOKOHAMA also supplies more and more car manufacturers ex works, whereby individual requirements can also be met. Transporter, lorry, bus and OTR tires (for example open-cast mining, mobile cranes) are part of the product range (lorry, bus and OTR tire marketing takes place in Germany via Interpneu/Pneuhage. In addition, YOKOHAMA manages to balance between the implementation of new, state-of-the-art environmental technologies - keyword BluEarth models - and commitment to UHP tires and motorsport (tire partner of ADAC TCR Germany and the WTCR racing series).

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