Toyo is OE on new Nissan Navara pickup
The Open Country A25 tire manufactured by Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has been selected as the original fitment for Nissan's NP300 Navara pickup truck.
The pickups will be outfitted with 255/70R16 111H tires, which are produced at a plant in Malaysia, will be delivered through Toyo Tire Thailand Co. Ltd., (TTT) the company says. It marks the first time TTT will deliver a tire product to a car maker, as well as the first time that a tire produced at the Malaysia plant has been adopted as an original equipment tire.
Nissan Motor Corp. plans to produce and export the NP300 Navara from Thailand and sell it in over 180 countries throughout the world as a pickup truck that caters to the commercial and personal usage needs of all types of customers.
Toyo Tires has positioned Thailand, the largest automobile market in Southeast Asia, as a critical strategic market, and in order to meet the tire demand growing there each year TTT was established in April 2013 as a local sales subsidiary to bolster sales of replacement tires as well as realize and expand the supply of original equipment tires to local car makers.