Press Release

Oct. 27, 2017

PROXES R46 tires to be used on the new Mazda CX-8

Hyogo, Japan, - Octorber 27, 2017 - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (HQ: Itami, Hyogo Prefecture, President: Takashi Shimizu) announced that the new Mazda CX-8 crossover SUV with three-row seating, scheduled for release in Japan on December 14, 2017 by Mazda Motor Corporation, will be mounted with TOYO TIRES ’s PROXES R46 tires. (Tire size: 225/55 R19 99V) img_001

Letf: PROXES R46 /Right:  Fully mounted Mazda CX-8
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The PROXES R46 tires are based on TOYO TIRES’s unique material design technology, “Nano Balance Technology”. As the Mazda CX-8 is set to be the most important model of Mazda’s SUV lineup for Japan, the tires were chosen to meet the new model’s demand for durability, superior environmental performance, and low noise level. TOYO TIRES have previously been chosen in Mazda’s SUV category for use on the CX-3 and CX-5 models. Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.’s midterm management plan “Midterm ’17” calls for truck/SUV/CUV tires to occupy a 50% ratio of global new-vehicle tire sales by 2020.



Toyo Tire Corporation
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