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Hankook Tire Announced as the Original Equipment Tire Supplier for the 2018 Honda Accord
Brampton, ON – October 18, 2017 – Hankook Tire has been selected as the main OE supplier for the new 10th generation 2018 Honda Accord. The brand’s re-imagined flagship Sedan has sportier portions and sophisticated styling combined with increased dynamic performance, premium-level technology and a roomier interior. The tire manufacturer has an extensive history with Honda, acting as the OE supplier for a number of its other vehicles including the Civic and
Hankook has been recognized as a top-tier leader in automotive technology as it successfully entered the technologically demanding Japanese automobile market. The premium tire manufacturer will supply Honda with the Kinergy GT 225/50R17 V Ultra High Performance Tire (UHPT), which promises to provide superior performance and comfort in all weather and driving conditions. The tire’s wider circumferential grooves offer maximum water evacuation for better traction, and its wider lateral grooves provide comfortable driving on wet and snowy surfaces. In addition, its wider contact area maximizes steering response and stability, providing a secure and smooth driving experience.
“It is an honor for Hankook Tire to become the main OE partner with Honda’s flagship Sedan, the new 2018 Accord,” said Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman & CEO, Hankook Tire. “This not only proves the company’s cutting edge technology, but also Honda’s trust in Hankook Tire.”
Japan’s automotive and tire manufacturing industries are renowned worldwide for their technological advancements. Hankook Tire’s successful entry and expansion into the Japanese market attests to the tire manufacturer’s status as a global leader in technological innovation in its industry.