The BluEarth S34 is Yokohama’s ecologically oriented Grand Touring All-Season tire chosen as Original Equipment for Toyota Prius v five passenger, front-wheel drive crossover vehicles. Developed to combine year-round traction, handling and comfort with reduced environmental impact, BluEarth S34 tires feature Yokohama’s proprietary technology that uses renewable orange oil to reduce the use of petroleum. Designed to enhance vehicle fuel economy by reducing tire rolling resistance, the BluEarth S34 delivers year-round traction, even in light snow.
Yokohama BluEarth S34 tires feature an all-season tread compound that reduces energy loss while blending dry, wet and wintertime traction. This compound is molded into a symmetric tread design with tie-barred shoulders, intermediate ribs and center blocks for dry road tracking and traction. Four circumferential grooves help water flow from under the footprint to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction while numerous notches and sipes increase the edges that bite into light snow.
The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon on top of a polyester casing to blend ride comfort and durability.