Toyo Tires has unveiled their first tire dedicated for side-by-side vehicles, the Toyo Open Country SxS.
The Open Country SxS delivers performance and design features of the race-winning Open Country M/T-R in a smaller package specifically designed for side-by-side vehicles. A 32” diameter provides high ground clearance for tackling obstacles. Durable construction and advanced compounds developed through strenuous motorsports testing provide responsive off-road traction on rocky paths, muddy trails, and uneven surfaces.
Available in a 32×9.50R15 size, the Open Country SxS is a performance upgrade for sport and super sport side-by-sides such as the Polaris RZR, Can-Am Maverick, and Arctic Cat Wildcat.
Features include hook-shaped tread blocks for traction in a variety of conditions including sand, mud and rocks. 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 to protect the tire from damage. The result is an extremely responsive and durable side-by-side tire that lets drivers power through the most rugged of terrain.
“Our staff was extremely dedicated and tenacious in developing the new Open Country SxS,” said Adrian Puente, manager of motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “This has been a dream for a long time and to finally bring the right tire to market for this ever-growing group of enthusiasts – one that will exceed their expectations and give them the upgrade in performance they desire – is very rewarding.”
Design and construction for the new Open Country SxS was inspired by the Open Country M/T-R which has left its mark on the toughest places on the planet, including the Baja Peninsula and the many routes of the Dakar Rally. Major off-road championships include multiple SCORE-International Off-Road Racing championships and Best In The Desert series off-road championships, as well as an XRRA (Xtreme Rock Racing Association) championship. Major race wins for the Open Country M/T-R include the SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE Baja 500, and the Best In The Desert Mint 400.
The Open Country SxS is for recreational use only, not for use on the highway or for use on light trucks or SUVs.