Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today that Germany’s Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class compact SUV will come factory-equipped with YOKOHAMA’s “C.drive2” tyres for overseas markets. The GLA-Class will come equipped with one of two versions of the tyre, the standard version and a version based on YOKOHAMA’s runflat technology. The tyre size for both versions is 235/50R18 97V.
The tyres will also bear Daimler's official stamps of approval, with “MO” for the standard version and “MOE” for the runflat version. Both tyres offer superior wet-grip performance and fulfill the safe-performance requirements of the European market through improved handling and stability in both dry and wet conditions. They also are highly fuel efficient tyres.
YOKOHAMA tyres have been designated as original equipment on numerous other Mercedes-Benz models, including the S-Class, G-Class, G 63 AMG, G 65 AMG, CL 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG, E-Class Coupe, C-Class, C 63 AMG, CLS-Class, SL-Class, SLK-Class, B-Class, and the A-Class.