New tyre targets vans and utes

Riley Riley

Toyo’s new van tyre is claimed to reduce rolling resistance by up to 29 per cent.

The NanoEnergy Van tyre is targeted specifically at owners of vans, utes, people movers, motorhomes, caravans and trailers.

Toyo says the new premium light-commercial tyre can achieve an impressively long service life with lower fuel consumption.

It reduces rolling-resistance by 29 per cent to minimise lifetime running costs of professional van and 4×2 ute vehicle operators.

In addition to reduced running costs, Toyo says the new tyre brings modern handling to a category renowned for poor ride quality and compromised traction.

“We are seeing a reduction in rolling resistance of 29 per cent, better fuel economy and an improvement in wet weather braking and stopping by a further 10 per cent in the new NanoEnergy van tyre,” technical product manager for Toyo Tires Australia, Steve Burke, said.

“The wider shoulder rib and double zig-zag groove in the tread design uses Toyo’s latest technologies to minimise flexing and tread-block movement, ensuring more even contact distribution, better steering and braking, all for improved driver safety.”

Prior to its release, the NanoEnergy Van was tested on Australian roads as part of the company’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) to evaluate whether it was fit for purpose and performance.


Buffalo Freight Management participated in the early Australian trials and was impressed by the gains in safety and performance reported by his drivers.

“Our drivers have commented on the noticeable improvements in handling and wet-weather grip, quieter noise levels and the reduction in fuel consumption with reports of fuel economy improvement by 0.5L/100km,” Buffalo’s Ryan McKinnon said.

“In our own evaluation using two of our Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, the NanoEnergy Van tyre is projecting a life of 140,000km, an improvement of over 20,000km when compared to the operating durability and longevity with the previous brand of tyre.

Toyo says there are considerable cost benefits in fitting better known, premium replacement tyres when it comes to improving overall operating costs.

The new NanoEnergy Van also provides an alternative fitment for motorhomes, caravans and trailers, delivering durability, safety and strong value-for-money to adventurous Australians who mostly stick to sealed roads in their travels.

The light-commercial tyre is now available in 21 different sizes that cover 14 to 17-inch rims with speed and load ratings to suit most major tyre requirements in Australia.

It builds on the reputation of its predecessor, the Toyo HO8, as the ideal tyre for light-commercial vehicle use.


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