Yokohama iceGuard iG53, the new winter tyre for a wide range of passenger cars will be available for sale from this autumn. It will cover a wide range of tyre sizes. A tyre for snow and ice which offers a good driving feel and a safe ride!
A winter tyre for all passenger cars
The Yokohama iceGuardrange is about to expand with the impending arrival of a new winter tyre, the iceGuard iG53. Specially designed for winter conditions, its structure is built to drive on snow and ice. It also guarantees a quiet ride, a low rolling resistance and low wear.
The iceGuard winter tyre has been developed for passengercars (compact cars, SUVs) such as the Honda Civic, Fiat 500X, Ford Escape and the BMW 4-Series, using BluEarth technology. The Japanese brand reserves this label for the most environmentally friendly tyres of its range. They are designed using cutting edge technologies to combine performance and energy efficiency.
Yokohama iceGuard iG53: better road contact
The tread of the Yokohama iceGuard iG53 winter tyre uses a water absorbing compound, new generation 3D-sipes and a low-heat generating under-tread.
High grip performance in wet and snowy conditions: absorbing cells remove the film of water at the surface of the tyre to reduce the risk of aquaplaning and maintain a large contact area between the tyre and the road.
High performance on snow and ice: diagonal microgrooves, which provide an “edge effect”, support the 3D triple sipes and the wide central rib to maximise the contact area between the tyre and the road in extreme conditions for increased stability on dry and icy surfaces.
Available tyre sizes
The iceGuard IG53 winter tyre will be available this autumn in 16 sizes, ranging from 245/45 R18 100H XL to 175/65 R15 84T. Twelve of these tyre sizes will have the H speed rating for cars running at speeds up to 210 km/h.
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