CYPRESS, Calif. — Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. is launching an all-season luxury light truck and SUV tire, the NT420V, in 32 sizes for full-size SUVs, crossover vehicles and light trucks up to 1-ton capacity.
Nitto, a Toyo Tire Co. brand, said the new tire — the successor to the NT420S — is designed to meet the needs of the growing luxury truck and SUV markets, and, as such, will be offered in a number of LT metric sizes with an "F" load range rating.
Angelo Naval, Nitto Tire U.S.A.'s senior director of product and business development, said Nitto is confident that the NT420V's "unique blend of bold aesthetics and 'excellent' highway handling performance will make it a winner in this vital market segment."
The NT420V features an asymmetrical tread pattern with a revised tread block pattern that is designed to reduce road noise and provide two distinct performance zones across the tread. Rigid tread blocks on the outside tread offer improved cornering and dry handling, while a higher void ratio and wide circumferential grooves on inner tread provide wet-weather performance.
The computer-designed tread pattern also offers a striking aesthetic profile with one-of-a-kind touches such as bold tread surface serrations and diamond pattern on the sidewall that is designed to draw attention to factory or aftermarket wheels.
The Nitto NT420V launches in 32 diameter sizes ranging from 265/50R20 111V XL to 305/35R24 112H XL, designed for a wide range of 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks; full-size SUVs; and crossover vehicles.
There are four F-rated LT SKUs among the sizes offered. Nitto did not release pricing information at this time.