Toyo Tyre Sales and Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Toyo Tires Corporation, Japan, has launched its latest Proxes CR1 passenger car and SUV tyres.
The Toyo Proxes CR1 models have four distinct benefits i.e. Silent, Safety, High-Grade and Comfort.
Silent: Noise reducing materials in the tyre lowers road noise and enhances driving comfort. The silent wall and out-in different pitch arrangement work to disperse pitch noise. A noise protection sheet is also incorporated within the construction of the tyre to reduce casing noise.
Safety: The Proxes CR1 is supposed to offer superior performance in both wet and dry road conditions. The tyre has a drainage system made of wide circumferential grooves to quickly disperse water when driving on wet roads. On dry roads, the triple taper and rib design improve the performance by securing rib rigidity and suppressing circumferential fluctuation resulting in less uneven wear. Further, the multi-wave sipes help in the prevention of irregular wear by ensuring block stiffness, while a joint-less cap ply improves high speed performance.
High-Grade: In terms of overall performance, the Proxes CR1 produces 11% less road noise and 2% improved reduction in aquaplaning for better performance on wet roads as compared to its predecessor – the Nano Energy 3. The Proxes CR1 also has lower rolling resistance for better fuel consumption.
Comfort: The Proxes CR1 is designed to provide a smoother and more relaxing drive by utilising Toyo’s proprietary advanced technologies – T-Mode and Nano Balance.
“The Proxes CR1 passenger car and SUV tyres are ideal for both Continental and Japanese vehicles, especially between A-segment to D-segment vehicles and SUVs. The result of this well-designed tyre using advanced Japanese technology is sure to satisfy even the most discerning drivers who appreciate a superior performance tyre that consistently performs well under high speeds in both wet and dry road conditions. It also delivers safety, high fuel efficiency and improved noise reduction for enhanced driving pleasure,” said Mr. Tan Song Chye, President / Managing Director of Toyo Tyre Sales and Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The Toyo Proxes CR1 passenger car tyres are available in 36 sizes – from 14″ to 18″, while the Proxes CR1 SUV tyres are available in 9 sizes – from 17″ to 19″. The recommended retail prices for Proxes CR1 passenger car tyres range from RM160 to RM440, while for Proxes CR1 SUV tyres it’s from RM380 to RM580.
Mr. Tan added that in conjunction with the official launch of the Proxes CR1, consumers who purchase a set of four Proxes CR1 tyres will receive a free limited edition Proxes CR1 umbrella (while stocks last). The tyres are available at all authorised Toyo Centres and Silverstone Centres nationwide.
Tengku Djan Ley, Malaysia’s professional drift driver, had the opportunity to test the Proxes CR1 on his Mercedes-Benz C230. His feedback was that the tyre noise level is minimal and he felt comfortable and safe driving both on highways and ordinary roads.