Gallery: Yokohama's New Geolandar X-AT Tackles the Mojave Desert - Tire Review Magazine

Gallery: Yokohama’s New Geolandar X-AT Tackles the Mojave Desert

Driving Ford Raptors and Jeep Wranglers, dealers and the media tested Yokohama's new Geolandar X-AT across the rocky gravel and sand of the Mojave desert.

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A Ford Raptor outfitted with Geolandar X-AT tires traverses up a rocky desert incline during Yokohama Tire’s launch event.

During a ride-and-drive event outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, dealers and members of the media were some of the first to drive Yokohama’s newest addition to its Geolandar line: the Geolandar X-AT.

Driving Ford Raptors and Jeep Wranglers, event attendees rode across terrains from rocky gravel to sand and silt in the Mojave desert to experience the tire’s performance characteristics. Take a look at the photos below to see for yourself.

Available to dealers July 1, the Geolandar X-AT comes in 27 sizes fitting 15- to 22-in. rim diameters. Possible fitments for the tire include: Chevy Silverado, Ford Expedition and F-Series, GMC Yukon, Jeep Wrangler, Ram Power Wagon, Toyota 4Runner and more.

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The Geolandar X-AT features large, angular shoulder blocks varied in length that create biting edges and promote mud and stone ejection while angular, offset center blocks provide strength and grip.
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The Geolandar X-AT tackles the rocks of the Mojave Desert.
Yokohama Geolander X-AT sidewall
The Geolandar X-AT features dual sidewalls. The side shown here is named the “Summit” side.
Yokohama Geolander X-AT sidewall
The Geolandar X-AT features dual sidewalls. The side shown here is named the “Mesa” side.
Yokohama Geolander XAT side by side
The “Mesa” (left) and “Summit” sides of the Geolandar X-AT’s sidewall.
Yokohama Geolander XAT mud fly
A Ford Raptor wearing Yokohama Geolandar X-AT tires cuts through sand during the company’s ride-and-drive event in the Mojave Desert.
Yokohama Geolander X-AT footprint
Zig-zag grooves in the footprint of the Geolandar X-AT interrupt airflow to limit road noise for a quieter ride, Yokohama says.
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The Geolandar X-AT on a Jeep Wrangler after plowing through mud in the Mojave Desert.
Yokohama Geolander X-AT dry lake
Ford Raptors sporting Geolandar X-ATs are lined up on a dry lake in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
yokohama Geolander xat on road ram
The Yokohama Geolandar X-AT exhibits on- and off-road performance characteristics on a Dodge Ram.
Yokohama Geolander xat engineer
Yosuke Sakamoto, lead engineer on the Geolandar X-AT, poses with the tire during a product briefing at the M Resort Spa Casino.
Yokohama Geolandar XAT Fardad Niknam
Fardad Niknam, senior director of marketing, product planning and motorsports at Yokohama Tire, describes the science behind the characteristics of the Geolandar X-AT.

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