Las Vegas, NV, October 31, 2023 — Toyo Tires introduces the all-new Open Country A/T III EV, a cutting-edge EV-specific all-terrain replacement tire, developed for the fast-growing EV truck and SUV segment. Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., this on-/off-road all-terrain tire is engineered from the ground up to align with the unique requirements of electric powered vehicles, including instant torque, rapid acceleration, the additional weight, and range efficiency.
Building on the impressive performance of the current Open Country A/T III, the all-new EV version delivers exceptional off-road performance as well as confidence-inspiring on-road handling and ride comfort. It also qualifies for the severe snow service traction rating and is equipped with the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol for all-weather driving confidence. The Open Country A/T III EV provides a significant multipurpose upgrade to enhance your EV’s off-road and all-weather capability, while enhancing the rugged appearance and efficiency.
Focused on efficiency, key features and benefits include innovative aerodynamic features, such as a sidewall AeroWing, smooth sidewall featuring high-contrast lettering, and chamfered shoulder blocks to help reduce wind drag while maintaining rugged all-terrain performance and appearance that consumers seek. An optimized tread pattern and advanced tread compound provide reduced rolling resistance, improved durability, and long tread wear life.
“At Toyo Tires, we are enthusiasts, heavily involved in the off-road and overlanding communities across the country. We listen to our customers and continually strive to develop solutions to match their desires and make tires people love. At the onset of this development, our goal was to support EV truck and SUV customers with a bespoke version of the Open Country A/T III, retaining the performance and appearance that our customers love, with innovative features added to maintain a high level of efficiency.” stated Todd Bergeson, Senior Manager of Product Planning & Technical Services at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “This state-of-the-art EV-specific all-terrain replacement tire for trucks and SUVs was designed, developed, and tested at our R&D facility in White, GA, USA. Each tire in our Open Country product family is designed to fit a specific application and we are proud to fulfill this need for our EV consumers.”
The tire will be produced in a wide range of unique sizes and high-load combinations for 18- to 24-inch wheel diameters. The first LT size (LT275/60R20) will be available February 2024 as an LT-metric upgrade for the Ford F-150 Lightning. Other OE and plus sizes of LT- and P/Euro-metric fitments have been developed and are planned to release later in 2024 for today’s most popular EV trucks and SUVs such as the Rivian R1T/R1S and GMC Hummer EV, as well as future announcements like the Tesla Cybertruck and Chevrolet/GMC EVs. Toyo Tires will continue to roll out more sizes as this segment grows with new vehicles becoming available in the future.
About Toyo Tires
Established in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for more than 75 years. The company offers a full line of premium tires for nearly every vehicle including light trucks, SUVs, crossovers, sports cars, luxury cars, hybrids, and electric vehicles, as well as commercial trucks. Many of the tires are built in the United States at their state-of-the-art factory in Georgia. To find the right tire for your vehicle as well as an authorized dealer, visit toyotires.com.