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Comment on Japanese makes airbag recall

11 April 2013

Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda are recalling a combined 3.39m vehicles globally, all traced back to an identical problem with the passenger-side airbag supplied by Takata. IHS Automotive analyst Paul Newton considers the implications.


Geneva 2013 press days review

7 March 2013

As our list of vehicle and concept world premieres attests, this year’s Geneva motor show media preview days saw a bumper crop of new models revealed. Glenn Brooks, our man at the Palais des Expositions, reports his observations.


ANALYSIS: Europe’s car market

19 May 2011

New car sales numbers for 28 European markets* released by ACEA reveal some telling examples of which brands are on the up, and which ones are in decline. Glenn Brooks dives into the figures and looks at the reasons behind the latest trends. *EU (without Malta or Cyprus) plus Norway, Switzerland & Iceland

Latest interviews


Interview with Nissan's Executive VP, Andy Palmer

12 July 2011

Despite the understandable difficulties of this year, Nissan's Andy Palmer is upbeat about Nissan's prospects and the benefits flowing from close alliance with Renault. But there's no need for full merger, he tells Dave Leggett.

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just-auto Plus only Yokohama acquires Aichi Tyre Industry

15 March 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced on 15 March 2017 that it completed the acquisition of Aichi Tyre Industry (Aichi Tyre Industry). Yokohama first announced the agreement to acquire Aichi Tyre Industry on 6 January 2017.  Expanding business in commercial...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies tyres for new Toyota Vitz/Yaris

10 March 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun supplying tyres to Toyota Motor Corporation as original equipment for the automaker’s all-new Vitz (for Japanese market)/Yaris (for other markets), which was launched on 12 January 2017. The new...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama operating income down 22.4% in 2016

20 February 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced that its profit attributable to owners of parent declined 48.3% in fiscal 2016 (January to December 2016), to JPY18.8bn (US$166m), a decline of 22.4% in operating income, to JPY42.3bn, and 5.3% in net sales, to JPY596.2bn....


just-auto Plus only Yokohama announces senior management changes

20 February 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it informally decided the below-mentioned changes of senior management at the meeting of the board members held on 20 February 2017. The changes will formally be approved after the general meeting of shareholders to be held...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama appoints new chief operating officer

13 February 2017

Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC) announced on 10 February 2017 that Jeff Barna will join the company 16 January as chief operating officer. Barna will report to Shinichi Takimoto, YTC president, and will have responsibility for sales, marketing and product...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies tyres for new Subaru Impreza

21 November 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company announced on 21 November 2016 that it has begun supplying tyres to Fuji Heavy Industries as original equipment for the automaker’s all-new Subaru Impreza. The “Advan Sport V105” tyres have been selected for the new...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama YTD 2016 profit declines 53.5%

16 November 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Co. announced on 14 November 2016 that its sales and earnings declined in the first three quarters of 2016 (January to September). Profit attributable to owners of parent declined 53.5%, to JPY8.5bn (US78.970m). That percentage decline is...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama introduces new BluEarth commercial tyres

4 October 2016

Yokohama Tyre Corporation on 3 October 2016, announced the introduction of its first-ever BluEarth commercial tyre, the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base (UWB) drive tyre. SmartWay-verified and designed for maximum fuel efficiency, the 709L is available now in...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama plans tyre R&D centre in North Carolina

31 August 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company on 31 August 2016, announced that it will establish a tyre research and development centre in North Carolina, with R&D activities scheduled to start this September initially in the greater Charlotte area. The company presently...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama names senior director commercial sales

16 August 2016

Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC) has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division, according to Rick Phillips, YTC vice president of sales. “Dan has...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama H1 2016 profit declines 49.3%

10 August 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company on 10 August 2016 announced that its profit attributable to owners of parent in the fiscal first half (January to June) of 2016 declined 49.3%, to JPY8.2bn. That percentage decline is in reference to the first half of the previous...


just-auto Plus only Toyota uses Yokohama teflon hoses for GD engines

8 August 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company on 8 August 2016, that its teflon hose piping for use in the oil supply lines of turbo-diesel engines has been adopted by Toyota Motor for use in some of its new Hilux equipped with Toyota’s new GD engines, developed in 2015....


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies Advan tyres for Porsche models

2 August 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company on 2 August 2016, that its “Advan Sport V105” tyre has been selected by Germany’s Porsche as original equipment for its new 911, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The supplied tyre sizes are as...


Yokohama Geolander tyres for Chinese Mazda CX-4

15 July 2016

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G91 tyre is original equipment on Mazda Motor’s new crossover CX-4, now on sale in China.


Yokohama Geolander tyres for Mazda CX-9

14 July 2016

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar H/T G056 tyre has been selected as original equipment on Mazda Motor’s new CX-9 three-row midsize crossover SUV, sold in North America and Australia.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Rubber Japan makes senior management change

4 July 2016

The Yokohama Rubber on 4 July 2016, announced the following change in senior management responsibility at the meeting of members of the board held on 28 June 2016. The change was effective from 1 July 2016. Change in officer’s responsibility (current...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Rubber Japan acquires Alliance Tyre Group

4 July 2016

The Yokohama Rubber on 4 July 2016, announced that on 1 July 2016 it completed the acquisition of the Alliance Tyre Group B.V. (ATG). Yokohama first announced the agreement to acquire ATG on 25 March 2016.  ATG will be included in Yokohama’s...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Japan makes senior management changes

30 June 2016

The Yokohama Rubber on 30 June 2016 announced the following promotions of senior management at the meeting of members of the board held on 28 June 2016. The promotions will be effective as of 1 July 2016. Promoted member of the board (current...


just-auto Plus only Yokohoma Virginia facility bags two environmental excellence awards

13 May 2016

Yokohama Rubber, announced on 13 May 2016, that its US subsidiary Yokohama Tyre Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV), which manufactures passenger car and light truck tyres in Salem, Virginia, has received two awards for outstanding achievements in sustainable...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama's BluEarth tyres selected for Toyota Prius

11 April 2016

The Yokohama Rubber, announced today, 11 April 2016, that its tyres have been selected by Toyota Motor as original equipment for the new model of the automaker’s popular hybrid vehicle “Prius”. In Japan, Oceania and Europe, the Prius will now...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama offers new 108R tyres for US and Canada

4 April 2016

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s new 108R regional all-position/steer tyre is now available to fleets in the US and Canada. SmartWay-verified, the 108R comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 11R24.5 and 11R22.5. “The 108R will give fleets a...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama North America makes top management changes

4 April 2016

Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA), which oversees all Yokohama-related operations in North America, and which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Company (YRC) today, 31 March 2016, announced several corporate...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Japan to buy Alliance Tire Group

30 March 2016

The Yokohama Rubber, today announces that it has reached an agreement with global investment firm KKR and other concerned parties to purchase all of the shares of Alliance Tire Group (“ATG”) as part of Yokohama Rubber's plans to expand its...


just-auto Plus only FCA selects Yokohama Avid tyres for new Chrysler Pacifica

23 March 2016

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has become the latest addition to Yokohama Tire’s growing OE fitments. The Pacifica, which redefines the minivan segment FCA US created more than 30 years ago - will sport the Avid S34RV tyre in size 235/65R17 104T, a fitment...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama launches Geolandar A/T G015 tyre in the US

15 March 2016

Against the rugged backdrop of Moab, Utah, Yokohama tire Corporation launched the newest addition to its successful Geolandar line – the Geolandar A/T G015. The innovative all-terrain tyre is engineered for durability and vastly improves traction for...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama and Continental to end YCC joint venture

8 March 2016

The Yokohama Rubber and Continental announced today, 8 March 2016, that they have agreed to terminate their joint venture company, Yokohama Continental Tire (YCC), effective end of March 2016. YCC has been formed in 2002, in order to meet Japanese and Korean...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Japan to launch new Geolandar A/T G015 SUV tyres

3 March 2016

The Yokohama Rubber, announced today, 2 March 2016, that it will launch sales of a new addition to its series of “Geolandar” brand tyres for SUVs. The new “Geolandar A/T G015” will be available in sizes ranging from 15’’ to...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Japan launches Advan Fleva V701 sport tyre

3 March 2016

The Yokohama Rubber, announced today the launch of “ADVAN FLEVA V701”, the latest addition to the company’s global flagship “ADVAN” tyre brand. The new tyre will be available from July 2016 in 24 sizes, with 43 sizes ranging from...


ZF TRW highlights upgraded R&D capability

22 February 2016

ZF TRW says it is pursuing an expansionist policy in increasing its R&D capability as it cements further the newly integrated halves of the merged companies.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Japan announces senior management changes

15 February 2016

The Yokohama Rubber, announced today that it informally decided the below-mentioned changes of senior management at the meeting of the board members held on 12 February, 2016. The changes will formally be approved after the general meeting of shareholders to...

Yokohama news

just-auto Plus only Yokohama acquires Aichi Tyre Industry

15 March 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced on 15 March 2017 that it completed the acquisition of Aichi Tyre In...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies tyres for new Toyota Vitz/Yaris

10 March 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun supplying tyres to Toyota Motor Corporation as o...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama operating income down 22.4% in 2016

20 February 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced that its profit attributable to owners of parent declined 48.3% in...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama announces senior management changes

20 February 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it informally decided the below-mentioned changes of senior m...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama appoints new chief operating officer

13 February 2017

Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC) announced on 10 February 2017 that Jeff Barna will join the compa...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies tyres for new Subaru Impreza

21 November 2016

The Yokohama Rubber Company announced on 21 November 2016 that it has begun supplying tyres to Fu...



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