Yokohama recently announced plans to introduce the “BlueEarth-Van All Season RY61” tire in Europe and Russia starting spring in 2021. The tire will be available for vans and will come in 23 sizes. The sizes span from 225/55R17C 104/102H to 195/70R15C 104/102T.
The BlueEarth-Van All Season RY61 is marketed with the tagline “Strong and Smooth, Whatever the Weather.” It provides the durability and wear resistance that vans demand while enhancing comfort and power in driving. The tire has already received certification from Europe recognizing it as a safe winter tire. It will have the three peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) marking to show its reliability on snow.
The BlueEarth-Van All Season RY61 features Yokohama’s “Triple WD Groove” tread design that has zigzag grooves in the middle to provide better grip on snow. It also features two straight grooves on the sides that enhance water drainage.
To achieve an edging effect, the Yokohama tire also comes with “Snow-Biting Sipes.” The large blocks found in the middle of the tread pattern provide a wide ground contact area and enhance wear resistance as well as handling performance.
The compound used to construct the BlueEarth-Van All Season RY61 tire is a mixture of three different polymers. These help to achieve durability and improve wear resistance. In addition, a large amount of silica helps to achieve an optimal balance between fuel efficiency and wet performance. The sidewall also comes with an “Anti-Cracking Serration” design to prevent cracking on the sidewall.