CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is venturing into the growing powersports market for the first time, launching a dedicated version of its Open Country light truck line for side-by-side ultra-terrain vehicles.
The Open Country SxS is based on the race-tested Open Country M/T-R in a smaller package designed for the more popular sport and supersport side-by-sides, such as the Polaris RZR, Can-Am Maverick and Arctic Cat Wildcat, Toyo said. The product launches in one size, 32x9.50R15 LT, which provides the high ground clearance necessary for off-roading with these type vehicles.
Features include hook-shaped tread blocks for traction in a variety of conditions, including sand, mud and rocks, Toyo said. A silhouette of the tread wraps onto the sidewall for extra grip, whether on extreme angles or on low traction surfaces.
In addition, a bruise- and abrasion-resistant sidewall compound helps protect the tire from damage.
The Open Country SxS already is race-proven with a win in the stock UTV class at the 2019 National Off-Road Racing Association Mexican 1000, Toyo said.