Toyo Launches US Market Extensa HP
Toyo has launched its first entry-level US market high performance tyre. Called the Extensa HP, the new tyre is the second product in Toyo’s new for 2009 Extensa line. The company releasing the new range in twenty sizes it says covers popular performance coupes and saloons and offers "value-priced options for original equipment replacement and plus sizing."
“Many vehicle owners are surprised at replacement time when they discover their car is equipped with high performance tyres,” said Steve Hutchinson, vice president of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. “Replacing those tyres can be costly and owners may be tempted to compromise quality in order to save money. Our solution is the Extensa HP with exceptional wear life, all-season handling, and high quality at a remarkably low price.”
This unidirectional all-season tyre incorporates a range of design elements including Toyo’s ‘Silent Wall’ for quieter operation on the road and ‘T-mode’ design technology to optimise performance and ride comfort. Additional features include four wide circumferential grooves and full depth sipes for traction in wet conditions, interlocking tread blocks to enhance stability and cornering and a three-variable pitch design to minimise tread noise.
Ten sizes, ranging from 16 to 20-inches in rim diameter, are now available, with the balance of the line-up to be released in the autumn.