17 Apr 2021 Bunny Punia
Updated on April 17, 2021 - Just a few months ago, Yokohama launched the BluEarth GT AE51 tyres in India, where GT stands for Grand Touring. Read this article till the end to know all about these new tyres from Yokohama.
Original Article - October 5, 2020; Yokohama has officially launched a new tyre under the BluEarth series - this one is called the GT AE51 and will now be on sale pan India. GT by the way stands for Grand Touring and we have been using these new tyres in our Maruti Ciaz for the past few days. Here is our first impression of how good the Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51 tyres really are.
Before we move forward, these tyres will soon be listed on our sister website, tyreplex.com as well. Do keep an eye on the Yokohama page there. These new tyres are available in as many as 26 different sizes ranging from 14 inches to 17. The complete list is attached below for your reference. For our size, we have the Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51 tyres in the size of 185/65 R15.
The initial impression and review is positive. I will not name the earlier brand of tyres we had on the car and though they had been used for 30,000 km, the amount of road noise filtering into the cabin was on the higher side. At 70 km/h for instance, with the air-con off, our sound meter recorded 59.5 dB on the co-driver seat. On the same road with the Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51 tyres, the sound levels dropped to under 55!
Another change I have noticed is the plusher ride quality. These made in India tyres are claimed to have important factors that most users want in their tyres. For instance, it has a full cover belted construction which helps make the sidewall firmer and this means impacts are taken well by the tyres. Geared towards family cars, the tyres are good for both wet and dry roads and claim to increase the comfort and mileage of the car. We will keep you updated once we cross the first 1000km with these new Yokohama BlueEarth GT AE51 tyres. Stay tuned!