Hankook Announces New North American OE Fitments
Hankook Tire has expanded its North American original equipment portfolio with new additions from Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia. The tyre maker now supplies its Optimo H426 for the 2011 North American Ford Fiesta model and for the 2010 model Kia Soul and Forte 2010. In addition, Hankook is expanding its fitment of the Optimo H725 to the 2010 Ford Taurus, the first time a Hankook tyre has been fitted OE to a Ford family car segment saloon in this region. The Optimo H725A will be fitted to the Volkswagen Golf as original equipment in North American markets, continuing a partnership that began last year with fitments on the new Beetle, Jetta and Jetta SportWagen.
“We are pleased that automobile manufacturers continue to see added value in Hankook tyres and have chosen to pursue a long-term business relationship by adding our tires to more of their models,” said Bill Hume, vice-president, Hankook Tire Canada. “Original Equipment fitments are a great way for consumers to experience the Hankook difference right from day one.”