Toyo Tires Launches its first dedicated tire for side-by-side vehicles

Toyo Tires Launches its first dedicated tire for side-by-side vehicles

August 20, 2019

Toyo has come up with Open Country SxS that delivers performance and design features of the race-winning Open Country M/T-R in a smaller package specifically designed for side-by-side vehicles. It has a diameter of 32” that offers high ground clearance for tackling obstacles. Strenuous motorsports testing has offered durable construction and advanced compounds that provide responsive off-road traction on rocky paths, muddy trails, and uneven surfaces.

It is known to have features of hook-shaped tread blocks for traction in a variety of conditions including sand, mud and rocks. A silhouette of the tread wraps offer extra grip on the sidewall, whether on extreme angles or on low traction surfaces. Also, a bruise and abrasion-resistant sidewall compound helps in protecting the tire from damage. This results in an extremely responsive and durable side-by-side tire that lets drivers power through the most rugged of terrain.

The performance of the Open Country SxS was already noticed in the 2019 National Off-Road Racing Association Mexican 1000 by CageWrx in the stock UTV class and also in Johnson Valley, CA earlier this year where Team Toyo racer Bryce Menzies performed impressively.

Menzies, a winner of multiple desert and short-course races and championships, said “after testing these tires on some of the most brutal rocks in the United States, and 1000+ miles down in Baja, I’m confident these tires can handle anything I throw at them.”

It is also expected that the Team Toyo drivers Andy McMillin, BJ Baldwin, Brandon Arthur, Ken Block, Kyle LeDuc, Robby Gordon, and Tavo Vildosola can enjoy the Open Country SxS on their personal vehicles too.

Our staff was extremely dedicated and tenacious in developing the new Open Country SxS” said Adrian Puente, manager of motorsports, Toyp Tire U.S.A Corp. “This has been a dream for a long time and to finally bring the right tire to market for this ever-growing group of enthusiasts – one that will exceed their expectations and give them the upgrade in performance they desire – is very rewarding.”

The Open Country M/T-R has inspired the design and construction of the new Open Country SxS and has left its mark on the toughest places on the planet, including the Baja Peninsula and many routes of the Dakar Rally. SCORE International Off-Road Racing championships, Best In The Desert series off-road championships, and XRRA championship are some of the major off-road championships. Also, SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, and the Best In The Desert Mint 400 are some of the major race wins for the Open Country M/T-R.

The Open Country SxS has been developed just for recreational use and is not supposed to be used on the highway or for use on light trucks or SUVs.

Source: Toyo Tires

 

Author : Meha Prasad

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