Nexen approved for European Octavia, Polo OE

Nexen Tire has secured two further original equipment supply agreements in Europe. Starting in December, the Korean tyre’s rolling resistance optimised N’Blue HD is size 205/55R16 91V will be delivered to Skoda for fitment on the new Octavia, and before the end of the year Nexen will begin shipping the N’Blue HD to Volkswagen for the Polo. This time the tyre will be supplied in 185/60R15 84H.

“A development priority for both manufacturers, along with low rolling resistance, were noise and ride comfort attributes and, last but not least, performance on wet surfaces,” stated Hee-Jong Lee, director of Nexen Tire’s EuropeTechnicalCenter. “The Volkswagen Group, Nexen Tire’s new OE partner, represents innovative and high-value products around the world. We are therefore very proud that we have, with our N’Blue HD, developed a tyre that meets the high requirements expected by Skoda and VW.”

The tyres supplied for the Octavia and Polo are produced in Nexen’s Changnyeong plant, which opened in April 2012.

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