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Cleaner, connected, ‘breathing’ tyres

30 April 2018

The tyre is a highly complex product packed with advanced material engineering. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one focuses on some recent advances in the tyres arena.


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


Yokohama expands European customer base

23 May 2018

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tyre makers, we spoke to Tetsuo Ikegami, Manager, Yokohama Rubber about the trends in the European tyre market, new products and smart tyres. A spokesman for Yokohama also contributed to this Q&A.


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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Yokohama opens new R&D facility in North Carolina

3 October 2018

Yokohama Tyre Corporation officially opened its new tyre research and development facility – the Yokohama Development Centre America (YDCA) – in Cornelius, North Carolina. Local officials joined Yokohama executives for the ribbon-cutting...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama signs new four year deal with USW

5 September 2018

Working side-by-side with its union partners, Yokohama Tyre Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV) announced it has signed a new four-year contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1023. Tetsuro “Tex” Murakami, president of Salem, Virginia-based...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama reports JPY309.7bn sales revenue in H1

10 August 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced its business and financial results for the first half (January to June) of fiscal 2018. Profit attributable to owners increased 19.2% over the same period of the previous year, to JPY17.8bn (US$160.7m). Yokohama posted a 9.5%...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama and Kumho to end technological tie-ups

10 August 2018

Yokohama Rubber announced that it has terminated its technology tie-ups with Kumho Tyre, effective as of 6 July 2018. Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tyre entered into the master technological alliance agreement on 15 February 2014, and entered into the...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Rubber develops efficient heat exchanger

9 August 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced that is has developed a double-tube internal heat exchanger for use in automotive air-conditioners to improve the cooling efficiency. At present, HFC-134a, which is widely used as a refrigerant for automotive air conditioners,...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama develops technology to produce isoprene

26 July 2018

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has developed the world’s first technology capable of efficiently producing isoprene from a biomass. The new breakthrough is the result of joint research with Riken and Zeon Corporation. Isoprene is a raw material...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama to introduce new AVID Ascend GT tyres

28 June 2018

Yokohama Tyre is set to introduce their latest offering in the grand touring segment, the all-new AVID Ascend GT. The highly advanced all-season tyre, which goes on sale from 1 July, will deliver improved handling, long mileage and superior...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for Skoda Kodiaq

29 May 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced that from April 2018 it has been supplying its BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres to Volkswagen AG subsidiary Skoda for use as original equipment (OE) on the automaker's Kodiaq. The BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres are being supplied in two sizes,...


Yokohama Q1 profit up 18% to US$85m

14 May 2018

Yokohama has unveiled first-quarter profit attributable to the owners up 18% to JPY9.3bn (US$84.9m), with sales increasing 2.3% to JPY149.2bn.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies Advan Sport V105 tyres for BMW

1 May 2018

Yokohama Rubber, announced that it is now supplying its global flagship "Advan Sport V105" tyres to Germany's BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker's new M5 model. The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for VW Tiguan

13 March 2018

Yokohama Rubber announced that from this January it has begun supplying 17-inch (215/65R17 99V) “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres as original equipment (OE) for the Tiguan to be sold in Russia. The Tiguan cars are being manufactured by Volkswagen AG’s...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Tyre Mexico names new president

26 February 2018

Humberto Gomez has succeeded industry icon Gary Nash as president of Yokohama Tyre Mexico (YTMX). Nash, a Tyre Industry Association (TIA) Hall of Famer with 52 years in the tyre industry - including 19 years at Yokohama Tyre Corporation - is retiring on 31...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama builds new winter tyre test facility

8 February 2018

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has built an indoor facility to test the performance of winter tyres on ice. Located at Yokohama Rubber’s Tyre Test Centre of Hokkaido (TTCH) in Asahikawa City, the new facility began testing tyres on 5 January. The...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama to supply tyres for new BMW X3

7 February 2018

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it is now supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tyres to Germany’s BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new X3 model. The new BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017 in...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama India to expand tyre production capacity

6 February 2018

Yokohama Rubber will expand the production capacity of its passenger-car tyre manufacturing and sales subsidiary in India-Yokohama India. The expansion will boost Yokohama India’s annual production capacity from 700,000 to 1,530,000 tyres, an...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama announces top management promotions

11 January 2018

Jeff Barna, president of Yokohama Tyre Corporation, announced five promotions. They include: Bruce Besancon: Was named vice president of OTR sales. Besancon joined the YTC as senior director of OTR sales in 2017. Before that, he was vice president of...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama announces major organisational promotions

5 January 2018

Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC) has announced three major organisational promotions effective immediately: Hideto Katsuragawa was named chairman of YTC. Katsuragawa, a YRC board member and senior managing corporate officer, remains president and CEO of...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama 9M 2017 income surges 39.7% to JPY26.4bn

14 November 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced its business and financial results for the first three quarters of 2017 (January to September). Profit attributable to owners of parent increased 96.4% over the same period of the previous year, to JPY16.7bn (US$146.8m), on a...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama develops new tyre design technology

2 November 2017

Yokohama Rubber announced today that it has developed a new tyre design technology that applies informatics to the development of rubber materials used in tyres and to tyre shape design. The new technology’s key feature is its use of AI (machine...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama develops BluEarth-air EF21 tyre

24 October 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced the development of the “BluEarth-air EF21”, a conceptual tyre based on the most advanced technologies and the latest design technique for reducing tyres’ weight and environmental impact. Developed to commemorate...


Yokohama appoints new VP of product management

18 October 2017

Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC) announced that Andrew Briggs has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of marketing and product management. Briggs, who will report to Jeff Barna, YTC's COO, replaces Fred Koplin, senior director of marketing and motorsports, who has retired.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama presents Advan dB V552 most silent tyre

27 September 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced that it will begin marketing the “Advan dB V552”, the latest addition to the company’s global flagship brand “Advan”, in Asian markets from this November. The “Advan dB V552” initially...


ZF and Faurecia detail work on Cockpit 2025

20 September 2017

ZF and its partner Faurecia have unveiled the initial results of their collaboration, following the introduction of their new seat concept during IAA 2017.


just-auto Plus only New Jeep compass to feature Yokohama G055 tyres

1 September 2017

The Yokohama Rubber announced that it has begun supplying its “Geolandar G055” as original equipment for FCA US LLC all-new Jeep Compass, which went on sale in North America in June 2017. The new Compass will come factory-equipped with 225/55R18...


just-auto Plus only Subaru WRX STI to feature Yokohama Advan V105 tyre

25 August 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun deliveries of its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tyre for use as the original equipment on Subaru’s WRX STI, which was released on June 20 after a major redesign. The WRX STI will come...


Yokohama Rubber sales up 15.9% to JPY310.8bn

10 August 2017

Yokohama has announced first-half profit attributable to its parent up 39% to JPY11.4bn (US$103m), with a 16% increase in net sales to JPY310.8bn. 


Yokohama appoints new supply chain director

27 June 2017

Yokohama says announced Rick Alonzo has joined the company as senior director of supply chain and logistics reporting to COO, Jeff Barna.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for new Subaru XV

24 May 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun deliveries of its “BluEarth E70" to Subaru Corporation for use as the original equipment tyre on the automobile maker’s all-new Subaru XV. The tyre size is 225/60R17 99H. Subaru Corporation...


Yokohama Q1 profit up 56% to US$50m

12 May 2017

Yokohama has recorded first quarter profit attributable to its parent up 56% to US$50.1m on a 32% increase in operating income to JPY9.1bn and a 14.2% rise net sales, to JPY47.7bn.


Yokohama Geolandar tyres for Mazda CX-5

21 April 2017

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G98 tyre has been adopted as original equipment on Mazda's redesigned CX-5 crossover SUV. The model uses the 225/65R17 102V size.

Yokohama news

just-auto Plus only Yokohama opens new R&D facility in North Carolina

3 October 2018

Yokohama Tyre Corporation officially opened its new tyre research and development facility &ndash...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama signs new four year deal with USW

5 September 2018

Working side-by-side with its union partners, Yokohama Tyre Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV) an...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama reports JPY309.7bn sales revenue in H1

10 August 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced its business and financial results for the first half (January to J...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama and Kumho to end technological tie-ups

10 August 2018

Yokohama Rubber announced that it has terminated its technology tie-ups with Kumho Tyre, effectiv...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama Rubber develops efficient heat exchanger

9 August 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced that is has developed a double-tube internal heat exchanger for use...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama develops technology to produce isoprene

26 July 2018

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has developed the world’s first technology capable o...



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