The Toyo Proxes T1-R is the successor to the Toyo Proxes T1-S. The model is noted for its directional V-shaped tread pattern. Its design means that the tyre quickly disperses water and functions exceptionally well even on very wet surfaces. One advantage of the model is its high rigidity, which means that the tyre copes equally well on dry roads and guarantees good grip when going round corners. Thanks to the use of a higher silica content, irregular wear has been reduced, which means that the tread wears evenly on every side of the tyre, thus extending its lifetime. The silica added to the rubber compound also has another role since it improves performance on wet surfaces, ensures the tyre's flexibility whatever the weather and helps maintain optimal performance on dry roads. But these are not the only advantages of the material used in its construction. It also helps reduce rolling resistance, resulting in lower fuel consumption and minimising CO2 emissions.
The Toyo Proxes T1-R guarantees low noise levels, providing a more comfortable journey. The tyre is the ideal solution for drivers looking for excellent performance on wet surfaces and steering precision in any conditions. The balanced distribution of pressure on the ground has been achieved due to the tread pattern. Thanks to its design, braking distances have been significantly reduced (both on wet and dry roads), which is an important factor in improving safety.
Toyo has a history stretching back to 1946 when Hirano Rubber Manufacturing Inc. started its operations in Osaka, soon to become Toyo Tires. The company currently has over a dozen branches in different continents, including the USA, China, Canada, Russia, Italy and Great Britain. But its main sales market remains the brand's home country of Japan. The company employs around 3000 people worldwide.