Yokohama Tire’s New All-Season Avid Ascend GT

Year-Round Grand Touring Comfort

Yokohama Tire has introduced its latest offering in the grand-touring segment, the all-new Avid Ascend GT.

Yokohama Tire AVID Ascend GT feat

“We’ve enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the H&V category with products like the Avid Ascend and Avid ENVigor,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama’s VP of Marketing. “As we strive to meet the increasing demands of the end-user, we’re thrilled to be able to introduce the Ascend GT, which represents a significant step forward in terms of all-season handling, without sacrificing mileage, or comfort.”

Available in 50 H- and V-rated sizes, the Avid Ascend GT is designed for luxury sports sedans and coupes, as well as mainstream passenger cars, in sizes ranging from 15 inches to 20 inches. The Avid Ascend GT is offered with a 65,000-mile tread life warranty on all sizes.

Yokohama Tire AVID Ascend GT feat

Benefits of the Ascend GT:

• Shorter wet braking is achieved by an all-new asymmetric tread design with a unique circumferential groove arrangement engineered to provide impressive stopping power and enhanced handling on wet roads

• Outstanding snow braking occurs thanks to hundreds of 3-D sipes and a notched block design, resulting in standout performance for both snow braking and handling

• Longer tread life comes from Yokohama’s newly engineered TriBLEND compound and an ultra-square contact patch which produces long, even wear and high-speed stability

• A much quieter ride is assured by a multi-pitch tread block variation and adaptive outside shoulder blocks which combat uneven wear for a quieter ride throughout the life of the tire

Yokohama Tire AVID Ascend GT feat

Here is a video with more information about the Avid Ascend GT and a braking test in the wet at California’s Willow Springs Raceway.

VIDEO | AVID Ascend GT: Wet Braking Test


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