Toyo Tires develops Open Country SxS for side-by-side vehicles

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Toyo Tire USA Corp has developed the Open Country SxS for side-by-side vehicles. It features traits of the Open Country M/T-R racing tire, but has been designed in a smaller package. The tire’s 32in diameter provides high ground clearance for tackling obstacles. A durable construction and advanced compounds developed through motorsport provide responsive off-road traction on rocky paths, muddy trails and uneven surfaces.

Available in a 32 x 9.50 R15 size, the Open Country SxS is a performance upgrade for sport and super-sport side-by-sides such as the Polaris RZR, Can-Am Maverick, and Arctic Cat Wildcat.

Other key design features include hook-shaped tread blocks for traction in a variety of conditions including sand, mud and rocks. A silhouette of the tread wraps onto the sidewall for extra grip, whether on extreme angles or on low traction surfaces. In addition, a bruise and abrasion-resistant sidewall compound helps to protect the tire from damage.

The Open Country SxS was the winning tire in the 2019 National Off-Road Racing Association Mexican 1000 by CageWrx in the stock UTV class with Bryce Menzies at the wheel of the Team Toyo vehicle.

Menzies said, “After testing these tires on some of the most brutal rocks in the USA, and more than 1,000 miles down in Baja, I’m confident they can handle anything I throw at them.”

Said Adrian Puente, manager of motorsport at Toyo Tire USA Corp, “Our staff were extremely dedicated and tenacious in developing the new Open Country SxS. This has been a dream for a long time and to finally bring the right tire to market for this ever-growing group of enthusiasts – one that will exceed their expectations and give them the upgrade in performance they desire – is very rewarding.”

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