Fiat 500 & Panda to roll on Hankook tyres
Hankook Tire will supply its Hankook Kinergy Eco² to Fiat Automobiles as an original equipment tyre for the Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda. Both models will wear the Hankook tyre in size 175/65R14T.
The Fiat 500 and Panda are the first FCA city cars fitted with the new petrol Mild Hybrid technology, which represents a first step towards the electrification of the Fiat brand. This technology reduces CO2 emissions by 20 per cent on average. Fiat chose the Kinergy Eco² for its low rolling resistance coefficient (below 6.5), which has resulted in this OEM tyre earning an EU label rating of ‘A’ for fuel economy.
“We are beyond happy to be able to start the original equipment tyre supply to the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy, Fiat. The Kinergy Eco², with its profile, will undoubtedly be able to post the best fit to the Fiat and we believe this was made possible by our continuous aspiration toward providing best-performing tyres,” said Hyunjun Cho, head of Hankook’s OE Division.
Hankook Tire began supplying original equipment tyres to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2017 with OEM tyres for the Fiat Tipo.