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Date11/23/2015 Hits9,205

CategoryCorporate

Hankook Tire to Supply OE Tires for Lincoln MKX

Hankook Tire Supplies Ultra High Performance

Original Equipment Tires For Lincoln MKX

  • Hankook Tire’s premium Ultra High Performance All Season Ventus S1 noble2 selected as original equipment for 2016 Lincoln MKX Crossover Utility Vehicle
  • Most recent agreement follows Hankook Tire’s original equipment fitments for the Lincoln MKT, MKZ and Navigator.

November 23, 2015(Wayne, New Jersey) – Hankook Tire has been selected as an original equipment supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX with its 20-inch Ultra High Performance All Season Ventus S1 noble2.

The Ventus S1 noble2 supplied for the MKX, in size 245/50R20, was developed for drivers seeking a comfortable driving experience. An asymmetric four channel rib design provides efficient water evacuation while an advanced silica rubber compound offers impressive wet and dry handling, braking and lower rolling resistance along with higher durability for increased performance and control.

“The consistent and solid growth of Hankook Tire's increasing presence in OE supply for premium brands such as Lincoln demonstrates the confidence in product quality and leading technologies of our products,” said Mr. Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman & CEO at Hankook Tire. “We are pleased with our most recent OE contract for the MKX and look forward to consolidating further partnership with the Lincoln brand going forward, a relationship that began in 2008 with Hankook Tire supplying OE products for Lincoln vehicles.”

The new original equipment agreement marks the fourth OE fitment for Ford’s premium Lincoln brand following previous Hankook fitments for the MKT, MKZ and Navigator. Through this continued partnership, Hankook Tire has been able to position itself worldwide as a global tire brand with superior and cutting-edge tire technology.

Hankook Tire diversifies its premium original equipment (OE) portfolio through agreement with Lincoln MKX. Along with its full spectrum of OE supply agreements embracing form SUV to sedans, Hankook Tire continues to expand its premium OE portfolio.

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About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.

Hankook Tire (Vice Chairman & CEO: Seung-Hwa Suh) is one of the world’s Top five companies in the mass production of tires. The company is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and seven production facilities around the world. It is also committed to actively investing in the expansion of its core capabilities, allowing the company to deliver consumers the utmost in driving satisfaction. Hankook Tire produces superior quality, high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4s, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and motorsport vehicles. It currently employs approximately 22,000 people around the world, and its products are available in over 180 countries.

For more information, visit Hankook Tire’s global website at www.hankooktire.com/global

 

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