Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) introduces two new additions to the Open Country family of tires – Open Country Q/T, a touring all-season tire specially designed for CUVs and SUVs; and Open Country C/T, an on-/off-road commercial grade tire designed to fit ½ to 1-ton pickups.
According to the company, the Toyo Open Country Q/T was built for a wide range of vehicles, from CUVs to luxury SUVs.
“Contributing to the quiet ride and all-season performance is a unique tread design with several key features,” the company said. “Silent Wall technology provides a quieter ride by reducing pipe resonance. Four wide circumferential tread grooves improve wet traction by evacuating water while open lateral slits in the tread also improve water drainage for better wet performance. Multi-wave sipes in the tread blocks minimize irregular wear for a smooth, quiet ride; they improve braking on wet and dry roads; and they improve light snow traction.”
In addition, the tire comes with a 65,000-mile treadwear warranty and is backed by the Toyo Tires 45 Days/500 Miles No Regrets Trial Offer. Thirty-five sizes are available to fit CUVs and SUVs.
According to the company, the Toyo Open Country C/T boasts all-terrain commercial grade durability, plus a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake which qualifies it for severe snow conditions. “Developed for balanced on- and off-road work, its unique tread design and tough construction deliver long tread life and traction in gravel, mud, and snow,” Toyo Tire said. “Contrary to its aggressive appearance, the Open Country C/T also provides a quiet, comfortable highway ride.”
“Durable, 3-ply construction and all-weather traction make this tire ideal for year round service on work and ranch trucks yet its refined road manners and ride comfort also make it an excellent choice for recreational weekend use such as hauling or towing,” the company added.
The tread design also adds to the durability of the Open Country C/T. Features include dual-angle shoulder blocks improve traction in snow, mud, and rutted roads. The tread is also pinned to accept TSMI #15 studs to aid in ice traction.
The Open Country C/T size line-up includes 16 OE replacement and flotation sizes ranging from 16- to 20-inches in wheel diameter and load ranges D and E, according to Toyo.
“Our Open Country tires are well known for durability, long tread life, and performance,” said Roy Bromfield, president, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “The new Open Country Q/T adds refinement to the line-up while the Open Country C/T expands our commercial grade offerings for light truck owners. With this expansion we have a tire for every truck, SUV, and CUV owner; and every terrain.”