Hankook OE on Toyota iQ
Hankook Tire America reports its selection as an original equipment fitment on Toyota’s iQ micro car, the company’s first deal with the Japanese car maker. Hankook Tire says that after “successfully satisfied Toyota's testing, tuning and customising process criterion” it will supply size 175/65R15 84S for the iQ; the tyre maker has not specified which specific Hankook tyre range will be fitted to the Toyota.
“This latest OE agreement with another leading global car manufacturer is further testament to our continued growth, strong brand, and investment in R&D,” said Mr. Soo Il Lee, president, Hankook Tire America. “We are continually delivering the latest technology and highest quality tyres to the market and are very excited to add Toyota to our growing list of manufacturers. We look forward to working closely with them to further strengthen and expand this partnership.”
News of the iQ deal was released through Hankook Tire America; at this stage the company has not stated whether it will supply its tyres as original equipment in other regional markets.