Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced the Toyo Celsius II all-weather touring tire, which will replace the company's existing Celsius and Celsius CUV tire models.
Celsius II carries the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol and comes with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty and a 45-day/500-mile trial offer.
According to Toyo officials, the Celsius II tread pattern utilizes two designs. The outer tread carries all-season attributes for wet and dry performance, maintaining traction from the balance of sipe density and interlocking multi-wave sipes. The inside tread utilizes more winter-focused characteristics for ice and snow traction, with high sipe density and zigzag-shaped tread blocks.
Additional features include snow claws that dig into the snow to improve traction and a slush groove to evacuate slush and snow.
“The Celsius II is an exciting step forward in our all-weather lineup,” says Cameron Parsons, product engineer and field analyst, competition and specialty tires, Toyo.
“We paid close attention to the feedback we received regarding the Celsius and Celsius CUV and made improvements in key areas of performance. Thanks to our extensive research, development and testing, the Celsius II will deliver better year-round performance and driver confidence than ever before.”
The tire is for passenger and CUV vehicles and is available in 76 Euro-metric sizes, fitting 15 to 22-inch rim diameters, and comes in S, T, H, V and W speed ratings. The line-up includes sizes for sedans and CUVs, including Chevrolet, Ford, Honda and more.
The most popular sizes will be available in February, with additional sizes/fitments to follow in subsequent months.