Toyo Malaysia Launches Its New Proxes CR1 Tyres Locally

An all-new range of Toyo CR1 tyres are now available in Malaysia for a variety of tyre sizes. 

Toyo has recently added a new model to its ever expanding Proxes range of tyres locally with the launch of its new CR1 and CR1 SUV tyres. First unveiled in Thailand earlier this year, this all-new tyre model will be the successor of the outgoing NanoEnergy 3 model. 

Touting the Japanese tyre manufacturer’s proprietary T-MODE and Nano Balance technology, this new heavy-duty premium class tyre claims to provide a reduction in road noise, while also offering ‘superior performance’ in both wet and dry road conditions. 

On the noise front, the new CR1 model features several integrated technologies to dampen road noise, among which is the silent wall and out-in different pitch arrangement collaborate to disperse pitch noise. These new tyres also feature an integrated protection sheet within the tyre to reduce casing noise. Thus leading to an apparent 11% reduction in road noise when compared to its predecessor. 

Speaking of its predecessor, the CR1 is said to also offer a lower rolling resistance, which helps improve fuel economy, not to mention a 2% improved reduction in aquaplaning on wet road conditions over its predecessor. This is thanks to the wide circumferential grooves on this new tyre design, which helps disperse water from the contact patch at a much higher rate than before. 

Continuing on the topic of the new tyre design, the new triple taper and rib design, in addition to the multi-wave sipes, featured on the CR1 also means that these new tyres will be less prone to uneven wear. Therefore, in theory, these new tires should be able to last more miles on the rough Malaysian roads. 

36 different sizes of these new Toyo CR1 tyres are available for passenger cars, ranging from 14 inches to 18 inches. Its CR1 SUV equivalent meanwhile will be offered in 9 sizes that span 17 to 19 inch rims sizes. The full list of available tire sizes is down below. 

These tyres will be available for purchase from all Toyo and Silverstone centres nationwide, with prices for the passenger car tyres beginning from RM 160 for the smallest tyre size, and go all the way to RM 440 for the bigger tyre sizes. Prices for CR1 SUV tyres on the other hand range from RM 380 to RM 580, depending on tyre size. 

In conjunction with these newly launched model range of tyres, every purchase of a set of four Toyo Proxes CR1 tyres will come with a free limited edition Proxes CR1 umbrella, while stocks last of course. 

List of available tyre sizes for the Toyo Proxes CR1 and CR1 SUV: 

Tyre Size Proxes




  Tyre Size Proxes




14-inch (6 tyres)       17-inch (11 tyres)    
165 / 55 R14 72V 205 / 45 R17 88W
165 / 60 R14 75H 205 / 50 R17 89V
175 / 65 R14 82H 215 / 45 R17 91W
185 / 60 R14 82H 215 / 50 R17 91V
185 / 65 R14 86H 215 / 55 R17 94V
185 / 70 R14 88H 215 / 60 R17 96H
        225 / 45 R17 94W
15-inch (9 tyres)       225 / 50 R17 94V
175 / 65 R15 84H     225 / 60 R17 99H
185 / 55 R15 82V 225 / 65 R17 106V
185 / 60 R15 84H 235 / 45 R17 97W
185 / 65 R15 88H
195 / 50 R15 82V 18-inch (8 tyres)    
195 / 55 R15 85V 215 / 50 R18 92V
195 / 60 R15 88H 225 / 40 R18 92W
195 / 65 R15 91V 225 / 45 R18 95W
205 / 65 R15 94V 225 / 55 R18 98V
225 / 60 R18 100V
16-inch (9 tyres) 235 / 40 R18 95W
185 / 55 R16 87H     235 / 55 R18 104V
195 / 50 R16 84V 245 / 40 R18 97W
195 / 55 R16 87V
195 / 60 R16 89H 19-inch (2 tyres)    
205 / 55 R16 94V 225 / 55 R19 99V
205 / 60 R16 92V 235 / 55 R19 105W
215 / 55 R16 93V
215 / 60 R16 95H
225 / 55 R16 95V

PRESS RELEASE: Malaysian drivers looking for tyres to get the best out of their vehicles will be thrilled to learn that Toyo Tyre Sales and Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd will be launching their latest Proxes CR1 passenger car and SUV tyres in Malaysia, on Thursday, 19th November, 2020.  

Proxes CR1 models have four distinct benefits namely Silent, Safety, High-Grade and Comfort. 

Silent – Noise reducing materials in the tyre lowers road noise and enhances driving pleasure. The silent wall and out-in different pitch arrangement collaborate to disperse pitch noise, and a noise protection sheet is incorporated within the construction of the tyre to reduce casing noise. 

Safety – The Proxes CR1 offers superior performance in both wet and dry road conditions. On wet roads, it performs commendably due to the tyre’s highly developed drainage system made of wide circumferential grooves that assist in quickly dispelling water from the contact area. On dry roads, the triple taper and rib design improves the performance by securing rib rigidity and suppresses circumferential fluctuation resulting in less uneven wear. In addition, the multi-wave sipes help in the prevention of irregular wear by ensuring block stiffness and a joint-less cap ply improves high speed performance.

High-Grade – In terms of overall performance, the Proxes CR1 produces 11 per cent less road noise and 2 per cent improved reduction in aquaplaning for better performance on wet roads as compared to its predecessor, the Nano Energy 3. The Proxes CR1 has lower rolling resistance for better fuel consumption. 

Comfort – The Proxes CR1 is designed to provide a smoother and relaxing drive utilising Toyo’s proprietary advanced technologies – T-Mode and Nano Balance.

Mr. Tan Song Chye, President/Managing Director of Toyo Tyre Sales and Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd, said: “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.” 

Tengku Djan Ley, Malaysia’s professional drift driver had the opportunity to test the Proxes CR1 first-hand 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.  

Proxes CR1 passenger car tyres are available in 36 sizes, ranging from 14 to 18 inch rim diameters, while the Proxes CR1 SUV tyres are available in 9 sizes, ranging from 17 to 19 inch rim diameters (see fact sheet). The recommended retail prices for Proxes CR1 passenger car tyres range from RM160 to RM440, while Proxes CR1 SUV tyres range from RM380 to RM580, depending on tyre size. These tyres are available at Toyo Centres and Silverstone Centres throughout Malaysia.

Mr. Tan added that in conjunction with the 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 new Proxes CR1 was virtually launched via Facebook Live on 19th November. Prizes were given away to 53 lucky winners where the first 3 entries to like, share the video and answer five questions correctly won 1 set of four Proxes CR1 tyres while the remaining 50 winners were each rewarded an RM20 Petronas petrol card.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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