CYPRESS, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2009) – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo Extensa HP entry-level high-performance tire, its first for the U.S.
The all season Extensa HP is the second product in the Extensa line, a family of value tires launched earlier this year.
The tire incorporates Toyo's Silent Wall technology for quiet operation on the road and T-mode design technology to optimize performance and ride comfort. The Extensa HP is also designed to complement a performance vehicle with a stylish sidewall and tread design, Toyo said.
Ten sizes, ranging from 16- to 20-inches in rim diameter, are available in the Extensa HP to fit vehicles made by Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Scion, Subaru and Volkswagen. An additional 10 sizes, including 15 inches, will be released in the fall, Toyo said.
“Many vehicle owners are surprised at replacement time when they discover their car is equipped with high performance tires,” said Steve Hutchinson, vice president of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. “Replacing those tires can be costly and owners may be tempted to compromise quality in order to save money. Our solution is the Extensa HP with exceptional wear life, all-season handling, and high quality at a remarkably low price.”