Yokohama Rubber’s BluEarth-XT AE61 OE for Toyota’s Lexus NX

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has announced that since November 2021 it has been supplying its BluEarth-XT AE61 and BluEarth-XT AE61 Z・P・S*1 tyres to Toyota Motor Corporation for use as original equipment (OE) tyres on an all-new Lexus NX, the first PHEV. The PHEV model is being fitted with 235/60R18 103H size tyres.

BluEarth is a YOKOHAMA global tyre brand based on the concept of being “environmentally, human, and socially friendly. The BluEarth-XT AE61 incorporates the basic design and material technologies of YOKOHAMA’s BluEarth brand tyres. The tyre’s superior driving, comfort and environmental performance make it an outstanding grand touring tyre. In addition, a newly developed tread pattern enhances the tyre’s wet performance, wear resistance, and stability, contributing to the all-new NX’s high-quality ride.

The BluEarth-XT AE61 Z・P・S is a run-flat tyre that conforms to the newly adopted EMT standard*2. In addition to delivering a softer ride than run-flat tyres that conform to the previous EMT standard, the tyre’s reduced weight has improved its contribution to vehicle fuel efficiency.

Under its current medium-term management plan, Yokohama Transformation 2023, Yokohama Rubber is stepping up its efforts to develop new high-value-added products and strengthen the brand power of its consumer tyres, including its global flagship ADVAN brand and the GEOLANDAR brand of tyres for SUVs and pickup trucks. Yokohama Rubber also is focusing on having its tyres adopted as OE on premium cars, which is a strong testament to the Company’s excellent technologies.