SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 18, 2015) —Yokohama Tire Corp. has started accepting orders for the W.drive V905 winter tire, the newest addition to the W.drive tire line, from U.S. and Canadian tire dealers for this coming winter,
The W.drive V905's tread combines advanced technologies, Yokohama said, to deliver handling performance for cars throughout the harsh weather months. Available in V- and W-speed rated sizes, the W.drive V905 has fitments for Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Volvo, Lexus, BMW, Cadillac and Toyota models.
“The W.drive V905 is our most complete high-performance winter offering to date,” said Bob Abram, manager, product planning. “The V and W-speed rated tire was developed to be more durable, fuel-efficient and handle the most extreme winter driving conditions.”
Additional benefits of the W.drive V905 include:
- Confident handling: Advanced construction contributes to driving stability, while increased block stiffness provides self-assured handling in all winter conditions and temperatures because of triple 3D sipes.
- Superior fuel-efficiency: The lightweight design lowers fuel consumption and low rolling resistance is promoted by the advanced engineered Silica end-locked orange oil compound.
- Improved traction on ice and snow: Zigzag circumferential grooves work in tandem with variable angles while lateral grooves improve stability and help prevent sliding.
- Excellent snow and water evacuation: Wide slanting grooves and directional tread pattern provide drainage to combat hydroplaning.