Toyo Tire supplying its North American best-seller to Ram Rebel
The Open Country A/T II is the best-selling Toyo product in North America, and is described by its manufacturer as a “favourite among truck enthusiasts”. Ram Trucks, the pick-up truck brand established by Fiat Chrysler in 2010, has selected the tyre as the exclusive original equipment fitment for its new Ram 1500 Rebel. And the Toyo tyre is present inside the pick-up, too. In addition to being shod with the Open Country A/T II in size LT285/70R17, the Rebel’s front and rear passenger seats are embossed with the tyre’s tread pattern.
“We are proud to have secured this exclusive, high-profile fitment that will grow awareness of the Toyo Tires brand and quality,” said Jim Hawk, president, Toyo Tire North America OE Sales. “The Open Country A/T II is also the perfect complement, enhancing the Ram Rebel’s all-terrain toughness while providing excellent on-road manners.”
The Ram Rebel, which isn’t officially sold in the UK, is packed with features including an eight-speed automatic transmission, specially valved Bilstein shocks, a 1.0-inch taller ride height, and a choice of either a 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 or the legendary 395 horsepower 5.7-litre HEMI V-8. “From its lifted stance and 33-inch Toyo off-road tyres, to industry-exclusive interior and exterior design elements, the Ram 1500 Rebel is like nothing else in the half-ton truck segment,” commented Ram Truck brand president and CEO Bob Hegbloom. “The Rebel will be a hit with customers looking for a factory-built and –warrantied, off-road-ready truck.”