57BNX a new LPS (large P.C.D.) model, the first new addition to the AZURE series in a little while mainly targets SUVs, such as Prado and Hilux. In the 2x6 design, the Y-spokes are arranged in a well-balanced way with the six holes. Its small-diameter center cap, which was adopted for the first time for the Gram Lights LPS models, has realized flowing concave lines that descend toward the center. The well section with a design featuring projections and depressions makes the wheel look voluminous enough even in comparison to the vehicles. The stylish and wild 57BNX is a new AZURE model that looks attractive both on and off roads.
This wheel is a 2x10 mesh model that employs hybrid machining, named 57CNA. The 2x10 mesh design ensures that the base volume is sufficient even when matched with vehicle bodies such as L-class SUVs or minivans. Hybrid machining also optimizes the shape and angles for the 57CNA to achieve a three-dimensional appearance.
The 57BNA has a 2x7 type mesh design that employs hybrid machining, which connects the diamond cut with machining adopted for the 57ANA. Hybrid machining is used to repeatedly adjust the shape and angle in accordance with the 57BNA in order to achieve the optimal shape. The mesh design achieves a well-matched balance with various types of vehicles, ranging from compact to middle-class cars. The center part has been made into a circular shape so as to offer a four-hole model lineup, which could not have been achieved with the 57ANA design.
“Next Generation Hybrid Surface Treatment”—The design concept of the AZURE 57ANA is to express next generation three dimensionality, even in narrow sizes.
From up front, it appears to be a rim over type 2×5 spoke, however, the moment the angle shifts, you will immediately see an entirely different expression. This is due to the new incorporation (an industry’s first) of a high dimensional fusion of machining and diamond cutting—a process treatment that continues a design on two-dimensional and three-dimensional surfaces. As a result, the center part changes its appearance depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Not only that, such aspects are further highlighted by a design that focuses on the vertical section of the spoke by purposefully limiting its concaveness, thereby drawing out its three-dimensionality. The center cap has also been newly manufactured to match each color.
“One look is worth a thousand words.”