Tokyo—The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today that it has begun supplying its “AVID GT” passenger car tire as original equipment (OE) for Toyota Motor Corporation’s new RAV4 crossover SUV, which was first launched in North America in 2018 and has since been introduced in Japan*, South Korea, Europe and other markets. The new RAV4 is coming equipped with 235/55R19 101V size tires.
*Japan launch was in April 2019
The AVID GT was developed by applying the basic design and material technologies featured in YOKOHAMA’s “environmentally, human, and socially friendly” BluEarth global tire brand to the AVID passenger car tire previously sold in the North American market. Developed to deliver a safe ride during a sudden snowfall, the “AVID GT” bears the “M+S” (mud + snow) marking on its sidewall. In addition, the tire enhances the vehicle’s fuel efficiency while also providing superior drivability and safety.