Press Release

Dec. 27, 2013

Toyo Tires Booth to Exhibit at TOKYO AUTO SALON 2014

Osaka, Japan - 20 December, 2013 - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (Akira Nobuki, president) announces that Japanese sales subsidiary company, Toyo Tire Japan Co., Ltd. (Toyotaka Yamazaki, president), will feature an exhibition booth at TOKYO AUTO SALON 2014 with NAPAC held at Makuhari Messe (Makuhari, Chiba) over three days from January 10 (Fri.) ~ 12 (Sun.), 2014.

■ “PERFORMANCE Showcase” booth concept

The booth concept for this year’s event will be “PERFORMANCE Showcase.” The booth will exhibit sleek vehicles equipped with six new products scheduled to go on sale beginning Tuesday, January 14, 2014, including the TRANPATH LuⅡ luxury minivan tire and the TRANPATH LuK light car premium tire. A supercharged “body performance” featuring music, light and imagery and the CYBERJAPAN DANCERS that excited the crowd last year will appear again this year to add flashy worldly flavor to the car and tire display.

■Featured tires, cars and concepts

Mounted tire Exhibited vehicle Concept
TRANPATH LuⅡ *New product Toyota Vellfire Super luxury
TRANPATH LuK *New product Suzuki WagonR Stingray Compact luxury
PROXES T1 Sport Jaguar XJ Sophisticated
PROXES T1 Sport SUV Mazda CX-5 Stylish
PROXES CONCEPT Toyota 86 Sporty
TOYO H20 Toyota Hiace Wild


■New products to be exhibited


This luxury minivan tire targets large-sized, upscale minivans. As the successor to TRANPATH Lu released in 2005, this tire offers the pinnacle of silence and comfort, providing high-quality movement space befitting a luxury minivan. (Release date: January 14, 2014)

Click here for more details on TRANPATH LuⅡ: (Japanese Only)


This premium light car tire for Japan’s growing light car market was developed through application of Toyo’s accumulated expertise in producing minivan tires. The LuK prevents swaying and uneven wear common in taller light cars and achieves stable driving and a superior long-lasting durability. (Release date: March 14, 2014)

Click here for more details on TRANPATH LuK: (Japanese Only)

(For reference)

■TOKYO AUTO SALON 2014 with NAPAC event overview

Dates : January 10 (Fri.) ~ 12 (Sun.), 2014
Venue : Makuhari Messe International Convention Halls 1~11 / Event Hall
  (Makuhari Messe, Inc. /2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba)
Main sponsor : Tokyo Salon Association
Supporting sponsor : NAPAC (Nippon Auto Parts Aftermarket Committee)
Booth no. : Hall 1-130


For more details on TOKYO AUTO SALON 2014 with NAPAC, see the official website:




Toyo Tire Corporation Corporate Communications Planning Dept.
Hyogo Head office Telephone: +81-72-789-9100 Facsimile: +81-72-773-3272
Tokyo office Telephone: +81-3-5822-6621 Facsimile: +81-3-3865-2240