CYPRESS, Calif. —– Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has added a versatile all-terrain light truck tire, called the Recon Grappler A/T, to its portfolio of off-road products.
The new tire, the company said, "is designed with a bold tread pattern to provide excellent traction off-road."
Nitto Tire, a subsidiary of Toyo Tire Corp. focused on off-road, street and SUV performance tires, said the Recon Grappler is for compact, half- and one-ton pickup trucks and SUVs.
Nitto is positioning the Recon Grappler between its Ridge Grappler M/T and the Terra Grappler G2 lines.
The new offering is available in 11 sizes covering rim diameters of 20 to 24 inches and a range of applications. The company ultimately expects to offer 66 sizes covering 17- to 24-inch rim diameters.
"Nitto Tire prides itself on continuously pushing to improve our line of tires for all levels of enthusiasts," said Alan Ngo, Nitto Tire U.S.A.'s manager of product planning and development.
"The Recon Grappler is the perfect tire for enthusiasts looking to get the most out of their trucks and SUVs."
The new tire, like most other Nitto Grapplers, features two distinct sidewall designs that allow the user to choose which design to display on the outward-facing side.
Other features include:
- Large shoulder and tread blocks with "optimized" siping for more stable performance in wet and dry conditions;
- A combination of wide and narrow tread grooves for reduced road noise;
- A 55,000-mile limited treadwear warranty for LT-metric and flotation sizes; and
- Staggered shoulder lugs for enhanced off-road traction and "eye-catching" aesthetics.