Open Country UT SUV tyre launched by Toyo.
Toyo’s latest all-purpose Open Country UT tyre is aimed squarely at pickup and SUV owners. The explosion in the popularity of off-road, all-terrain vehicles has meant a corresponding increase in the call for specialist, 4×4 focused tyres. Enter Open Country UT, a tyre designed to “brush off the challenges associated with urban environments, and perfect for fitment to mainstream pickups, 4x4s and light trucks”.
One of the traditional drawbacks of on-road tyres designed for four-wheel drive vehicles has long been the need to major on performance, life or road noise, with the characteristics needed to excel in one area all too often necessitating compromise in the others. According to Toyo, the Open Country UT is different, its functional tread design, special silica compound and multi-wave sipes all having been carefully developed to offer exceptional handling and braking performance, reduced road noise and fuel consumption, and long life in equal measure.