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Date10/22/2018 Hits1,197

CategoryCorporate

Hankook Tire Expands Volkswagen Partnership to Tiguan R-Line

Hankook Tire Expands Volkswagen Partnership to Tiguan R-Line

 

  • Hankook Tire further expands OE supply to high performance models
  • Ventus S1 noble 2 fits Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line with optimized performance

 

October 22, 2018 (Seoul, Korea) – Premium global tire maker Hankook Tire is now providing original fitment tires for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. The Tiguan R-Line will be equipped with Hankook Tire’s Ventus S1 noble 2 [Pattern H452] in two sizes: 255/45R19H and 255/40R20V XL.

 

The Ventus S1 noble 2 is an all-season ultra-high performance tire renowned for its handling and low rolling resistance. It is also designed for increased fuel efficiency and reduced road noise. The Ventus S1 noble 2 provides excellent riding comfort performance, thanks to Hankook 3D vibration control technology. It is a popular choice for sports car enthusiasts and has received high ratings from numerous automotive publications.

 

The Tiguan is one of the most well-known Volkswagen models globally. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line is the sport-look version of its latest vehicle, the second-generation Tiguan medium-sized SUV. The Tiguan R-Line is powered by a turbocharged engine and includes changes to the front for a sportier and stylish look. Hankook Tire’s original fitment for the R-Line provides sporty handling to match the vehicle. Furthermore, Hankook engineers have made sure that comfort and durability have not been neglected despite the focus on high grip and precise handling. 

 

Hankook Tire and Volkswagen’s growing relationship dates back to 2001 when the company started to produce tires for the Jetta. The partnership continued to providing OE tires for Volkswagen Polo in 2003, and expanded to other Volkswagen’s popular models such as UP!, Beetle, Golf, Passat and many more.

 

“Hankook Tire is happy to deepen its partnership with Volkswagen by supplying the Tiguan R-Line with our high-performance tires,” said Hyun Jun Cho, Head of OE Division. “We are pleased that respected automakers around the world value the tires we produce, including the Ventus S1 noble 2.”

 

Hankook Tire is rapidly expanding its presence in the United States by leveraging strong relationships with automakers and its market-leading product innovation. Hankook Tire’s partnership with Volkswagen as an OE supplier of the Tiguan R-Line demonstrates its expanding global recognition as a premium brand. With the expansion of such OE fitments, Hankook Tire will continue secure its position in the US tire market as well as the global tire market.

 

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About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.

 

Hankook Tire (President & CEO Hyun Bum Cho) is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and eight 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. It has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World) for two consecutive years since 2016.


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