News Release

YOKOHAMA’s “GEOLANDAR” to Come Factory-Equipped on New Jeep® Compass in North America

Tokyo—The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today 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 98H size tires. In addition, YOKOHAMA’s “GEOLANDAR SUV” is original equipment on the Jeep® Compass that the automaker launched in China in late 2016.

The “GEOLANDAR G055” is an SUV tire based on the Company’s leading-edge “BluEarth” tire technology. In addition to delivering the utility performance required for driving on various road surfaces, “GEOLANDAR G055” tires contribute to the vehicle’s superior fuel-efficiency, comfort and safety. The “BluEarth” technology mark is prominently displayed on the tire’s sidewall. “GEOLANDAR G055” tires are targeted at SUVs designed primarily for use onroad, including urban crossover models and small and midsize SUVs, which are popular around the world.

Yokohama Rubber is dynamically developing tires employing its leading-edge “BluEarth” tire technology, and many of these tires have been adopted by automakers as original equipment, especially on new eco car and hybrid vehicle models.

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“GEOLANDAR G055” Tire shown in photo differs in size from those installed on the Jeep® Compass. (wheels shown are not original equipment)

“GEOLANDAR G055” Tire shown in photo differs in size from those installed on the Jeep® Compass. (wheels shown are not original equipment)

“All-new Jeep® Compass” The above photo is used with the permission of FCA US LLC. Reprint or other usage of this image without prior permission from FCA US LLC is strictly prohibited.

“All-new Jeep® Compass” The above photo is used with the permission of FCA US LLC. Reprint or other usage of this image without prior permission from FCA US LLC is strictly prohibited.