Toyo’s SUV, 4×4 range includes 2 HP fitments
Toyo has a range of SUV/4×4 tyres to cover on and off-road applications, with two tyres available for the high-powered, road-going SUV class. The Proxes T1 Sport SUV was created specifically for the high load and speed demands of the current crop of ultra-high performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Toyo says. The tyre extends the fitment coverage upwards of the longer-established Proxes S/T, whose “double V” tread pattern offers high speed stability and wet weather performance.
The Proxes T1 Sport SUV aims to balance motorway stability with precise handling on wet and dry surfaces. Featuring an asymmetric tread pattern more akin to tyres for saloon cars, but with a compound that offers road-holding characteristics and highly effective water dispersal for more powerful, heavier vehicles, the T1 Sport SUV caters to the high UHP end of the market. Toyo’s Open Country H/T joins the two higher performance models in the range primarily suited to highway use. It offers stability and road-going performance to pickup trucks, vans and SUVs, with full depth multi-wave sipes working throughout the tyre’s life.
Off-road, Toyo offers the all-terrain Open Country A/T and its more extreme M/T cousin. Both tyres feature open shoulder designs, with the M/T’s scalloped shoulder blocks bite into surfaces, ejecting mud, snow, and rocks to maintaining off-road traction. Toyo says the tyre’s hook shaped blocks and tread design also offer surprisingly civilised and stable road manners.