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Luxury Manufacturers Announce Tire Additions

January 24, 2011

FRANKLIN, TN and HERNDON VA - Infiniti announced the addition of a new Tire & Wheel Package for the popular 2011 Infiniti QX56, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine. The Yokohama Advan Sport is original equipment on the new Audi A7 Sportback. The premium luxury, four-door coupe will be fitted with size 265/35R20 99Y XL tires on the front and rear.

Available immediately on two- and four-wheel drive models, the Infiniti new package includes 22-inch 9-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels and P275/50R22 H-rated all-season performance tires. The price for the Tire & Wheel Package is $2,300 USD. The Infiniti QX has achieved record sales each month since its launch last summer.

The Audi A7 Sportback was released in Europe in autumn of 2010. It will be available worldwide in 2011.

It is the fourth Audi model to have Yokohama tires fitted as original equipment, joining the S6 and S8 in Audi AG's top-class S series, and the Audi Q7, a large, high-performance SUV. The Advan Sport also is OE on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Cayenne; the Bentley Motors Continental series; and Mercedes-Benz AMG models.

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. developed the Advan OE tire jointly with Audi. It bears the mark "AO" (Audi Original) on its sidewall, indicating approval of the tire by Audi.

Advan Sport tires are designed to provide "stable running at extreme speeds of over 300 km/h (Y-rated), together with good dry and wet grip, braking, and a comfortable, quiet ride," says Yokohama. The tires also are environmentally friendly, "with improved wear and reduced rolling resistance."

Advan is Yokohama's flagship brand. For more information, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

 

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