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November 25, 2019 Yokohama Sweep ‘Best New Tyre’ Category at Top Industry Awards!

Three of Yokohama’s latest tyres swept the ‘Best New Tyre’ category at a leading industry awards in the US. Hosted each year by SEMA - the Specialty Equipment Market Association - the awards were held during the world’s premier automotive trade event in Las Vegas, 3rd - 6th November.

SEMA’s New Products Awards recognise outstanding achievements across 16 categories and nearly 3,000 automotive products. Each category has one winner and two runners up. 

A Clean Sweep of the Podium

Yokohama thoroughly conquered the competition in theBest New Tyre” category.

Our extreme all-terrain tyre Geolandar X-AT took the checkered flag, while Geolandar X-CV and Advan Apex were the two runners-up.

The tyres were judged on a wide range of factors, including technical and engineering excellence, craftsmanship, innovation and quality, as well as consumer appeal and marketability. 

The Winner! Best New Tyre: Geolandar X-AT G016

A true champion, this tyre is up for any challenge. It gives extreme traction under any conditions, with the die-hard strength of a Mud Terrain tyre and the grip of an All-Terrain tread. Suitable for 4WDs and Utes looking for durability and long tread life, it’s available from Yokohama dealers in Australia. 

Honourable Runner Up: Geolandar X-CV G057

Comfort meets high performance in this new tyre that’s perfect for Premium Crossover SUVs, with an asymmetrical tread pattern that gives superior grip and handling. It’s exceptional under all weather conditions, making it a great year-round tyre for Australia. 


Honourable Runner Up: Advan Apex

The new Apex takes 100 years of experience from the legendary high-performance Advan brand and rolls it into one extraordinary tyre that has been designed to conquer US roads.

While the Advan Apex is not currently available in Australia, Yokohama Australia dealers stock other high-performing Advan tyres which are suitable for Australian roads, including ADVAN Neova AD08R, ADVAN Fleva V701 and ADVAN Sport V105. They have phenomenal grip and cornering abilities - perfect for prestige cars with power. 

The impressive clean sweep reflects Yokohama’s deep understanding of the tyre market and continual dedication to engineering excellence and innovation.

“Winning a prestigious SEMA New Product Award is a major achievement, but sweeping the category is unprecedented and a testament to the strides we’ve made in terms of our new products,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama’s vice president of marketing and product management, USA. 

“2019 has been a watershed year for Yokohama as we’ve launched nine new consumer tires, including the X-AT, Apex and X-CV. We’re honoured that the SEMA judges recognised our new product development and bestowed us with these awards.”

Ready to revolutionise your driving experience with an award-winning tyre? Find your local Yokohama dealer here

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