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Bridgestone Supplies Turanza T005A Tires as OE for New Toyota Mirai FCV

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has begun supplying its Turanza T005A tires as OE for the new Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV), which launched last December in Japan. Designed using Bridgestone’s proprietary simulation technology, the Turanza T005A offers an optimized tread pattern arrangement, rigidity and contact patch, ensuring a quiet and comfortable ride. Further, as a product under the Turanza brand...

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Mitsubishi Chemical’s Carbon Fiber SMC Finds Use in Roof of New Toyota GR Yaris

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. recently announced that its carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) has been adopted for use in the roof of the new GR Yaris launched in September by Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203). In selecting this SMC, Toyota judged that the material would be able to facilitate both significant lightweighting and a high level of component performance while also...

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Sumitomo Riko Engine Cover Adopted for Use in Toyota GR Yaris

A polyurethane-based engine cover from Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has been chosen for use in the newly launched GR Yaris from Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203). The GR Yaris is a compact car that takes the technologies Toyota has built up in the racing field and applies them to a mass-market offering. And to reduce the noise coming from the...

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Toyota Adopts Michelin’s Run-Flat Tires as OE for New Lexus LC500 Convertible

Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) has selected the Michelin Pilot Sport Super ZP as OE for its new-model Lexus LC500 Convertible. Offering impressive sporty performance, the high-performance run-flat tire was developed to help realize the world-leading sports car technology and performance of the Lexus LC line. By employing technology developed for endurance races, the Pilot Sport Super ZP exhibits excellent wear...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Dunlop Enasave EC300+ as OE Tire for New Toyota Yaris Cross

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it is supplying Dunlop Enasave EC300+ tires as OE for Toyota Motor Corp.’s (TYO:7203) new Yaris Cross, which was launched in Japan on Aug. 31. The Enasave EC300+ takes various fuel-efficient technologies cultivated through prior development of the Enasave series and uses these to help provide the high level of fuel efficiency...

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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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