Second orange oil tyre from Yokohama

Second orange oil tyre from YokohamaJAPANESE firm Yokohama Tyre’s Avid Ascend tyre features its orange oil technology. Made at its US plant, the tyre is suited to a variety of applications ranging from crossover vehicles and passenger cars to minivans.It is said to possess a good mix of extended tread life and fuel economy. Test results show that the Ascend can last up to 6,000 more miles and has lower rolling resistance, rolling 11% easier than a competitive tyre, says the
firm. This feature translates into fuel savings of about 58 gallons and more than US$200 savings over the
tyre’s useful life. Available in sizes ranging from 15 to 18 in., the Ascend follows in the footsteps of the company’s dB Super E-spec, the world’s first orange oil tyre introduced in the US market in 2008. (PRA)