Hankook Tire announces Mercedes-Benz MPV tyre supply
Two Hankook tyres have been selected as original equipment fitments on the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. The MPV will receive the Ventus Prime² in size 225/55 R 17 101 V XL and the Vantra LT in size 205/65 R 16 C 101/103 H. Both tyre specifications are manufactured in Hankook’s plant in Hungary.
“The superior performance of both products documents our potential of being able to supply the market with Hankook state-of-the-art technology and top quality in all vehicle segments – passenger cars, SUVs, commercial vehicles or the popular light truck and minivan segment,” commented Ho-Youl Pae, Hankook Tire’s COO for Europe. “We are especially proud of the fact that the original fitment tyres for Daimler AG are being manufactured completely in our European production facility.”
In addition to safety aspects, Hankook says development engineers’ specification for the V-Class particularly concentrated on reducing noise while increasing rolling comfort, and significantly reducing rolling resistance.