Toyo Tires designed and formulated its popular Open Country AT II for tough yet compliant grip whether off road or on for drivers of pickup trucks, Jeeps, crossovers and SUVs. And now the third-generation A/T III tire builds on its reputation with aggressive styling and confident performance in dry, wet and wintry conditions, Toyo says. The tire continues its ranking with the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association’s three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, for use in severe winter weather.
The tire is being made in 127 size, load, and sidewall combinations for wheel diameters ranging from 15- to 22-inches. More than 70 sizes are available now, 38 more were to be released April 1 and the remaining SKUs are expected to be available by summer.
The lineup will include 28 new sizes for specialty and popular fitments, such as for the Ford Raptor and Jeep Rubicon in Load Range C. Other lower-load and tire-ply options are available for soft-roaders and other lightweight vehicle applications.
Special tread features include:
• Increased tread block rigidity and a better worn appearance;
• Staggered shoulder lugs with biting edges;
• Increased lateral grooves to enhance traction;
• 3-D multi-wave sipes for enhanced traction in wet and snow and to reduce irregular wear;
• Stone ejecting blocks.
The tire’s all-terrain compound helps resist chipping and tearing, with a long wear life. The Open Country A/T III has a 65,000-mile warranty for metric sizes and a 50,000-mile warranty for LT and flotation sizes. The Open Country A/T III is also backed by a 500-mile trial offer.
“The new Toyo Open Country A/T III is built to be tough,” said Conrad Galamgam, senior director of product planning and technical services at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Its durable construction is designed to get drivers to their destination, whether that’s a quiet weekend in the wilderness or their drive to work in tough winter weather, and back home again.”
The new tire has just been released and will soon be in tire stores, but pricing was not available at press time. As an example, the Open Country A/T II has pricing between $124 and $551 at Discount Tire.
Find the Open Country A/T III for your vehicle at www.toyotires.com/product/open-country-at3/