Yokohama has begun supplying 17-inch (215/65R17 99V) BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres as original equipment (OE) for the VW Tiguan to be sold in Russia. The Tiguan is being manufactured by Volkswagen AG’s local subsidiary Volkswagen Group Rus. The supply of 17-inch tyres follows on the supply of 18-inch (235/55R18 100V) BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres that began in June 2017.
Yokohama says BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres are designed as fuel-efficient tyres with excellent wet grip and deliver superb driving performance and comfort in a wide range of road conditions. Volkswagen’s evaluation of the BluEarth-A AE-50’s performance 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.
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.