Toyo Tires announced they will showcase tire brands for both Toyo Tires and Nitto at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 held at Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center, Chiba City) from January 12 to January 14, 2018.
Toyo Tires’ booth design will be updated from previous years to show off the brand and will highlight the ‘true performance’ capability of their tires. From authentic American pickup trucks, to European sports cars made for racing and SUVs, this display is a lineup of vehicles not usually seen in Japan, and will fully showcase the strong and attractive features of the cars. The company says it will feature its large-diameter tires and will be mounted on vehicles to fully draw out the performance.
Global rally driver Ken Block, hero of off-road racing BJ Baldwin and Masato Kawabata of Team Toyo Tires Drift are scheduled to hold an interview in talk show format and a demonstration run.
Nitto’s booth will display vehicles that will compete in the rigorous American off-road race running over rough roads (King of the Hammers, KOH), as well as vehicles such as “the Dodge Challenger”, featured in the film “The Fast and The Furious”, that calls to mind the unique features of the American car. Nitto will also unveil “Invo”, the leading example of Nitto brand’s Luxury Sport Ultra High Performance (UHP) tire that achieves both ride comfort and quietness, “Terra Grappler”, a large-diameter tire for SUVs that performs in wet and dry conditions in all weather conditions over various terrains, as well as those which were released in the Japan market of February this year, such as the UHP tire “NT555 G2” and SUV tire “NT421Q”, all of which reflect the rugged yet luxurious world of Nitto.