SANTA ANA, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp. has introduced an "aggressive" Geolandar X-MT off-road tire for rock-crawlers and truck enthusiasts.
The tire goes on sale in the U.S. July 1 with an initial size lineup of 10 sizes ranging from 17- to 20-inches in rim diameter, with outside diameters up to 40 inches.
"For an extreme off-road tire with tenacious grip and killer looks, the Geolandar X-MT also offers outstanding treadwear and on-road handling to provide consumers—from rock-crawlers to truck enthusiasts—with an exceptional balance of performance and value," Fardad Niknam, Yokohama's senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing, said in a statement.
The Geolandar X-MT features:
- Tread blocks optimized to provide extreme off-road traction, crawling and self-cleaning capabilities with deep tread on the shoulders and sidewalls for sidewall protection and to assist in crawling through rough terrain;
- A high-density triple-polymer compound formulated to provide improved wear and off-road traction while resisting cuts and chips;
- Geo-Shield construction, which features a full nylon cover, three-ply construction and extra-thick sidewall protection; and
- Tread design optimized to reduce pattern noise for a quieter, more comfortable ride.