Press Release

Dec. 22, 2017

OPEN COUNTRY H/T D tires used by Ford US on new full-size SUV

Hyogo, Japan - December 22, 2017 - Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., LTD. (HQ: Itami, Hyogo Prefecture, President: Takashi Shimizu) announced that its “OPEN COUNTRY H/T D” tires have been chosen by Ford Motor Company (hereafter: Ford) for mounting on its newest Ford Expedition. The model is being produced in the US and delivery of the tires began in the summer.(Tire size: 275/55R20 113H)

 img-01(Leftt: Ford Expedition ,  Right: OPEN COUNTRY H/T D

The Ford Expedition a full-size SUV was released in the North American market in the Fall. OPEN COUNTRY H/T D tires were newly developed by TOYO TIRES for use on Ford vehicles.

OPEN COUNTRY H/T D tires are based on TOYO TIRES’s unique material design technology, Nano Balance Technology, and were chosen for their dual ability to meet both the wet grip and rolling resistance performance requirements of the Ford Expedition. The tires are provided to Ford by TOYO TIRES’s US tire factory, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.

As one of its main goals, TOYO TIRES’s mid-term management plan (Midterm ’17) calls for sales volume of pickup truck/SUV/CUV tires in the North American market to increase by 30% from 2016 levels. TOYO TIRES will continue to increase its presence in the large diameter pickup truck category, aiming to establish firm brand position.




Toyo Tire Corporation
Corporate Communications Dept.
Hyogo Head office Telephone: +81-72-789-9100 Facsimile: +81-72-773-3272