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Bridgestone’s Ecopia EP150 Tires to Be Used in New Nissan Leaf

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun delivering Ecopia EP150 tires to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) for use in the company’s updated Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. These tires play an important part in helping the Leaf achieve its characteristically stable control and comfortable ride, and also extend the car’s driving range. With the Ecopia line, Bridgestone has managed to reduce rolling...

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Yokohama Rubber to Supply Advan Racing Tires at 64th Macau Grand Prix

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will provide Advan racing tires for vehicles competing in China’s 64th Macau Grand Prix, a four-day event running from Nov. 16–19. Yokohama Rubber supplied tires for the race for 33 straight years until 2015. After a one-year hiatus, this will be the Japanese tire manufacturer’s 34th year of providing racers with their tires in Macau....

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JATMA Study Upwardly Revises Forecast for 2017 Tire Demand in Japan

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has revised its forecast of tire demand for the business year through next March, reflecting anticipated annual domestic demand for close to 118.83 million tires, an upward revision of 626,000 tires from the initial forecast. The upward revision adds a full percentage point to the expected year-on-year increase in fiscal 2017 annual domestic...

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Nexen Tire Japan to Launch World’s First Hello Kitty Car Tire in Summer 2018

Nexen Tire Japan Inc. announced on Sep. 1 that it has agreed to team up with Sanrio Co. Ltd. (TYO:8136) to launch the world’s first Hello Kitty-themed automotive tire. Nexen Tire Japan is planning to launch the Hello Kitty tire in Japan in the summer of 2018 with a global launch also on the horizon. The Hello Kitty tire will...

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Yokohama Rubber Begins Delivery of Geolandar Tires for New Jeep Compass

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) announced on Aug. 31 that it has begun supplying its Geolandar G055 tires to FCA US LLC for use as original equipment (OE) in the automaker’s new Jeep Compass. The model went on sale in North America this June. Developed using Yokohama Rubber’s advanced BluEarth tire technology, the Geolandar G055 SUV tire’s utility performance allows...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Dunlop Enasave EC300+ Tires for Mitsubishi Motors’ New Expander

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun deliveries of the environmentally friendly Dunlop Enasave EC300+ tires for Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s (TYO:7211) next-generation multi-purpose vehicle, the Expander. The automaker’s new crossover was unveiled this month at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. To achieve the high environmental performance demanded by the Expander, the EC300+ tires provide the fuel-efficient tire technology cultivated...

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