CYPRESS, Calif. (March 16, 2009) — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced its Extensa A/S value all season tire for passenger cars and minivans.
The tire, which was produced using Toyo's Tmode computer design technology, features a symmetric non-directional tread design with four circumferential grooves and variable pitch channels to evacuate water.
The Extensa A/S also includes a shoulder rib to connect shoulder blocks for increased stability, full-depth multi-wave sipes for minimizing irregular wear, an optimized center block arrangement for ride comfort and a high bead filler to absorb bumps and vibrations and to minimize tire flex, the company said.
Toyo initially will make the Extensa A/S available in 19 sizes ranging from 13 to 17 inches and will release 27 more sizes later this year. The tire has a UTQG rating of 620AB for S- and T-rated models and 360AA for H-rated versions.