Yokohama has begun supplying its Advan dB V552 tyres as original equipment to Honda Motor Company for use on its new SUV, the ZR-V, which goes on sale in Europe next year.
Honda’s all-new model will sit alongside the HR-V, CR-V and e:Ny1, and will be fitted with 215/60R17 96H and 225/55R18 98H size tyres.
Launched in 2021, Yokohama describes the Advan dB V552 as a silent tyre for EVs and PHEVs.
Its enhanced silence is the result of a meticulous design that included a review of all design elements – including pattern design, profile shape, internal structure, type and size of parts as well as surface contact configuration – from a zero-basis unbiased.
In addition, the tyre’s wet grip performance and fuel efficiency have been enhanced by the application of a compound that raises the dispersibility of silica.