Hankook OE on Lincoln MKT
Hankook Tire’s North American OE activity is growing – in more ways than one. For the first time ever, the Korean tyre maker will supply a 20-inch high-performance tyre as original equipment to a North American manufacturer. This sizable dimension will be fitted as an option on the Canadian market 2011 Lincoln MKT, due to be released later this year. Other MKT models will be equipped with 19-inch Hankook tyres.
“Supplying OE tyres to the luxury product line at Ford is a solid proof of Hankook Tire’s effort to put together the technology that offers maximum performance, safety and comfort,” said Jin-Wook Choi, executive vice-president at Hankook Tire and COO for the European markets. “Based on the increases in quality and brand value, Hankook is now truly experiencing an evolution in its global OE supply business, receiving constant global recognitions. As a reliable partner, we will expand our OE partnership further with the world’s best car manufacturers.”