Toyota Grand Highlander comes standard with Yokohama’s Geolander X-CV tyres

Toyota Grand Highlander comes standard with Yokohama’s Geolander X-CV tyres

Yokohama Geolander X-CV are the chosen ones for Toyota’s first-ever Grand Highlander Midsize SUV.

Now, tyres might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of automotive excitement, but trust me, these Geolander X-CV tyres are worth talking about. Toyota didn’t just slap any old rubber on their Grand Highlander; they went for the good stuff – 255/65R18 111H and 255/55R20 107V sizes to be precise.

What sets these tyres apart? Well, these aren’t your grandpa’s tyres; these are all about high-speed performance and manoeuvrability, and they’re tuned to sync perfectly with the Grand Highlander’s character.

But it’s not just about speed; it’s also about comfort. These tyres are designed to make the Grand Highlander feel like a first-class luxury cruiser. They’ve got a special structure that’s all about giving you a smooth and comfortable ride, even on those long highway stretches.

And let’s talk about that tread pattern. It’s been meticulously designed to give you the best of both worlds – quietness and grip on wet and snowy roads.

Yokohama used their proprietary HAICoLab, an AI-based development framework, to cook up these bad boys.

To make sure you get that whisper-quiet ride, they used some fancy tech called evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms). It’s like they let the AI play matchmaker, finding the perfect pitch sequence for your tyres. The result? A serene ride that won’t wake the neighbours.

And that’s not all – they collected real and virtual data, threw it into the AI blender, and voila! These Geolander X-CV tyres were born. It’s like they combined the wisdom of experience with the limitless power of AI to create the ultimate rubber companion for your Grand Highlander.

But what’s in it for Yokohama, you ask? Well, they’ve got big plans. Under their medium-term management plan, Yokohama Transformation 2023, they’re aiming to make their high-value-added YOKOHAMA tyres, like the GEOLANDAR brand, a global sensation.

They’re not just stopping at making great tyres; they want to see them on new cars as original equipment, expanding product ranges, and dominating the market. In 2023, they’re laser-focused on the GEOLANDAR brand, making sure it’s everywhere you look.

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Sean Loo

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