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Michelin Japan Supplies High-Performance Tires as OE for New Toyota GR Yaris

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently revealed that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, a tire designed for use in high-performance cars, has been adopted as OE for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) new GR Yaris. A flagship model in Michelin’s lineup of sports tires, the Pilot Sport 4S serves to fully draw out the capabilities of the cars it is fitted...

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Bridgestone’s Ecopia RD613 Selected as OE Tire for Toyota Hiace

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has begun supplying the Ecopia RD613 as an OE tire for the newly updated Toyota Hiace, which was launched by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) in May. The Ecopia brand of tires offers impressive capabilities when it comes to various tire performance metrics – including wet performance and driveability – while also making targeted...

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Bridgestone Recognized for Aiding Toyota’s Efforts Toward “Making Ever-Better Cars”

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has received two awards from Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203): the Technology & Development Award and the Superior Value Improvement Award. The Technology & Development Award is given out to suppliers who have managed to advance manufacturing by way of innovative technologies. Meanwhile, the Superior Value Improvement Award recognizes supplier attitudes and achievements with...

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Toyota Adopts Toyo Tires’ Open Country Series as OE for New RAV4

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently announced that its Open Country tire series has been adopted by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) as OE for the automaker’s new-model RAV4, which launched in North America last December. The styling of the new Toyota RAV4 conveys power befitting an SUV while also mixing this with a sense of refinement. On the practical side, the...

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Bridgestone to Join JAXA, Toyota for International Space Exploration Mission

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it is set to join the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) in an international space exploration mission. Through the mission, JAXA and Toyota aim to expand the domain of human activity while also developing new intellectual property. Bridgestone, meanwhile, will move forward with research for contact patches – essentially...

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Toyoda Gosei Develops Lightweight Resin Turbo Duct for Vehicles

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has developed a lightweight resin turbo duct for automobiles. The use of resin for the turbo duct, which conducts air to the engine, makes it possible for the newly developed product to improve vehicle environmental performance. It is installed in new HiAce vans launched outside of Japan by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) in February. A...

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