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Bridgestone to Bring Back SF-325 Tire for Mazda’s MX-5 Miata Restoration Program

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is gearing up for the Japanese relaunch of its SF-325 tire in January 2018 for Mazda Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7261) first-generation MX-5 Miata restoration program. The SF-325 is an OEM tire for the first-generation MX-5 Miata, which was launched in 1989. Although Bridgestone stopped manufacturing the tire in 2003, the company has brought it back as part of...

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Mazda Adopts Yokohama Rubber’s Geolandar G98 Tires for New CX-5

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that its Geolandar G98 tires have been adopted by Mazda Motor Corp. (TYO:7261) as original equipment (OE) for the company’s new Mazda CX-5. The new car, a crossover SUV, was made available in Japan on Feb. 2. Part of Yokohama Rubber’s Geolandar line of SUV tires, the Geolandar G98 utilizes the basic design...

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Company Report: Automotive Parts Supplier Molten

Besides being a world-famous maker of basketballs and other sports ball equipment, Molten Corp. also boasts a history of more than 60 years as a manufacturer of automotive rubber and resin products. Japan Rubber Weekly recently had the opportunity to speak about the company’s future strategy with Toshihiko Kobayashi, a board member at Molten, and chief operating officer of its...

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Mazda Selects Bridgestone’s Potenza Tires for Roadster RF

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will supply Potenza tires to Mazda Motor Corp. (TYO:7261) as original equipment tires for the Roadster RF, for which Mazda started taking orders in November. The Potenza S001 – the model being supplied as original equipment tires to the Roadster RF – is instrumental in the vehicle realizing its features of superior handling, stability and maneuverability. Many...

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Yokohama’s Geolandar Tires Selected for New Mazda CX-4 in China

Mazda Motor Corp. (TYO:7261) has selected Geolandar G91 tires by Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) as original equipment on the company’s new crossover SUV, Mazda CX-4. The cars will be sold in China from June 21, 2016, and will be equipped with 225/55R19 99V size tires. The Geolandar G91 is based on Yokohama Rubber’s Geolandar series for SUVs, featuring the...

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