Yokohama BluEarth-GT AE51 is a summer tyre that has great grip on both dry and wet surfaces. Its other advantages are high wear resistance, low rolling resistance and high driving comfort. Yokohama makes premium tyres.
Yokohama BluEarth-GT AE51 owes its excellent performance on wet surfaces to its asymmetrical tread and wide zigzag groove. This tread design also translates into high driving comfort and excellent stability. The rigid structure and tread profile ensure optimal weight distribution.
The Yokohama BluEarth-GT AE51 tyre is the successor to the iconic BluEarth-A AE-50. It found its way to new cars from Japan. In 2019, the tyres were fitted on the Toyota Prius, Mazda 3 and Lexus ES models. This says a lot about their purpose. Mazda is a versatile compact, Lexus ES is a premium sedan, and Toyota is the world’s first hybrid car manufactured on a large scale – it is a very environmentally-friendly car.
Like the Yokohama BluEarth-GT AE51, the name of the key technology can be translated as “the blue planet”. The mix includes e.g. orange oil. This component makes the tyres energy-saving; however, this does not happen at the expense of extending the braking distance.
Yokohama is an important manufacturer of car tyres. The Japanese company’s models are placed in the premium class. Yokohama tyres are used during demanding races, including the La Mans series. In 2017, the brand celebrated its 100th birthday.