Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber? Continue Reading...
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Yokohama Advan has announced its two newest ultra high-performance tires, the Sport V105 and Neova AD08 R, both of which are available in the U.S. Continue Reading...
Yokohama Tire is giving away over 400 tickets to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show through a promotion on its Facebook page. Continue Reading...
Tires might not seem that complicated. But when it comes to buying a new set, there’s a lot to consider: width, sidewall height and load carrying capacity and more. Continue Reading...
AC Propulsion, a global leader in electric drive design, development and manufacturing, announced today that the Yokohama-sponsored electric race car using AC Propulsion’s proprietary electric drive system broke it’s own record set last year at the 88th annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The electronic race car won the hill climb’s Exhibition Class and set… Continue Reading...
A pair of Lamborghinis will compete in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, marking a return to the series for the raging bull brand after a disappointing season back in 2004 with the Murcielago R-GT. It wont be the top-dog Murcies trading paint, but rather the more appropriate Gallardo models competing in the GT Class,… Continue Reading...
If you’re looking to buy tires for your SUV or truck, but don’t know what to look for, you’re in luck. The third installment of Yokohama’s Tire Tips video series has just been released and focuses on SUV and truck tires. Hosted off-road racing champions Cameron and Heidi Steele, the “how to choose a truck/SUV… Continue Reading...
To help promote Tire Safety Week (which is on right now), Yokohama Tire Corporation has released a series of short educational videos on its website and YouTube. To start things off with a bang, the first video features off-road racing champion and TV commentator Cameron Steele discussing the importance of properly inflated tires. “Consumer awareness… Continue Reading...
The sub-$20,000.00 2010 Kia Forte Koup has made quite the splash amongst the younger demographics with its attractive price tag and 2.4L 173-hp engine. Its attractive, stylish yet aggressive lines clearly make a statement that Kia has stepped up to the plate to play ball, capturing a market that used to be almost exclusive to… Continue Reading...
There will no doubt be numerous modified GT-Rs at this year’s SEMA Show. One of the nicest, is sure to be WALD’s Black Bisson model. WALD’s U.S. distributor, Jonari Corp., has said it is building a GT-R for the aftermarket trade show. The car will feature the full aero kit including side skirts, rear fender… Continue Reading...
With the launch of Nissan’s new zero-emissions website dedicated to the upcoming launch of the automaker’s new electric vehicle comes a sneak peek at the revolutionary EV. We can’t tell much from the picture but it does appear to be an expectedly-funky design and a small car to boot. That being said, if the overall… Continue Reading...