July 31, 2008 CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced 10 new tire sizes appealing to the broad consumer market including passenger car and light truck. The new products, released since the beginning of May, represent Toyo’s commitment to quality and innovation while meeting the demands of an expanding market.
Toyo’s flagship ultra-high performance passenger car tire, the Proxes® T1R™, now comes in a 245/40ZR20 size for both replacement and plus sizing. European car fitments include the Audi A8 and the BMW 7 Series, while domestic cars such as the Cadillac CTS and DTS as well as the Chevy Impala SS/LTZ all benefit from this size. Racers, track drivers and hardcore performance enthusiasts get to select from a new 245/40ZR17 and a wide 315/35ZR17 Proxes® R888™ D.O.T. approved competition radial. The new 315-size is an ideal match with a 275/40ZR17 Proxes R888 for early Corvette ZR-1 and popular muscle car fitments. With the recent launch of the new Proxes® ST II™ for SUVs, sport trucks and select crossovers; four new sizes of this advanced high-performance tire are included in the lineup. New sizes include 245/50R20, 265/45R22, 285/40R22 and a 305/30R26 to fit everything from the new Ford Edge Limited to full-size sport trucks and SUV’s. Additional new light truck product includes a P245/60R18 Open Country® H/T for a premium OE upgrade on a broad range of vehicles such as the Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Edge Limited, GMC Envoy, Hyundai Veracruz Limited and SE, Lincoln MKX, and the Mazda CX-9 Sport and Touring. A new Open Country® A/T size is a P265/60R18 for mid-size pickups and SUVs. Off-road enthusiasts also benefit from a new 33X10.50R15LT Open Country M/T®, adding a highly popular size to a legendary tire. To learn more about the new products for passenger cars and light trucks by Toyo®, log on to toyo.com. While there, be sure to check out the “Tire Recommender” link to find the right OE and plus size options for your vehicle. Toyo manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.# # #