RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — RTX Wheels, a Montreal-based aftermarket distributor of vehicle accessories, will be rolling out several wheel designs to the U.S. market this summer.
A division of Entreprise Robert Thibert Inc., RTX Wheels initiated distribution of its products in the U.S. in 2017 and expanded the effort to nationwide earlier this year.
The new designs are:
- Deutschman D01, an SUV wheel designed with athleticism and a strong character in mind.
- Gobi, designed with an aggressive look and sturdy outline compatible with the majority of pickup trucks offered on the market. It is available 18- and 19-inch rim diameters and offered in a gloss black finish with a red lip and a satin black finish with satin gray spokes.
- Panzer from the RTX Off-Road series features 10 spokes, a deep concave look and a machined face. It is offered in 17-, 18- and 20-inch diameters for all makes and models of pickup trucks.
- Baja from the RTX Off-Road series for Jeeps or pickup trucks features 12 holes and machine bolts on the edge of the lip. It is offered in a 17-inch diameter with a 9-inch width and an aggressive offset of -18. The Baja comes in a satin black finish with milled rivets and bronze finish with a black lip.
- FF10 has a classic, sporty design with 10 open spokes for oversized brakes. The wheel model is made with Flow Forged technology, which makes the wheel lighter and stronger, the company said. It is available in 18- and 19-inch diameters with a gunmetal finish.
"Our goal with these new designs is to give Americans the opportunity to add their own tastes and styles to the vehicles they drive every day," Patrick O'Hara, Thibert's vice president of business development, public relations and marketing for North America, said.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for truck and car owners to get great-looking, quality wheels at an affordable price."
Family-owned RTX Wheels was established in 2003 and initially sold only three different models of wheels. The company now offers more than 150 different wheel options for cars and trucks through a network of more than 10,000 retailers.
Thibert expanded into the U.S. market in 2017 with the acquisition of Performance Wheels, a Long Island, N.Y.-based distributor.