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Aug 3, 2009

Toyo Tires Launches Extensa HP, First Entry-Level High Performance Tire

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Combining legendary quality and performance at a budget-conscious price, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo Extensa HP. This is Toyo Tires’ first entry-level, high performance tire for the U.S. market and the second product in the new Extensa line, a family of value tires launched earlier this year. Twenty key sizes cover popular performance coupes and sedans, offering value-priced options for original equipment replacement and plus sizing.

“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. Corp. “Replacing those tires can be costly and owners maybe 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.”

This all-season, unidirectional tire incorporates sophisticated design elements such as Toyo Tires’ Silent Wall™ for quiet operation on the road and T-mode® design technology to optimize performance and ride comfort. Additional features include four wide circumferential grooves and full depth sipes for excellent wet traction, interlocking tread blocks to enhance stability and cornering and a three-variable pitch design to minimize tread noise. The Extensa HP is also designed to compliment a performance vehicle with a stylish sidewall and tread design.

Ten sizes, ranging from 16 to 20-inches in rim diameter, are available now to fit vehicles from manufacturers such as Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Scion, Subaru and Volkswagen. An additional 10 sizes, including 15-inch, will be released into the fall.
The new, value-focused Extensa line from Toyo Tires also includes the Toyo Extensa A/S for sedans and minivans.

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