Hankook supplying 21″ tyre option for VW ID. Buzz
The VW camper is back in electric form as the ID. Buzz, and Hankook Tire says it is supplying tyres for models delivered with optional high-spec wheels. Volkswagen has also approved Hankook tyres as original equipment in the standard size worn by the ID. Buzz Cargo.
In the UK, customers ordering the range-topping ID. Buzz Style with 21-inch ‘Bromberg’ bi-colour alloy rims will receive Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tyres as standard. Volkswagen will fit these Hankook tyres for battery-powered vehicles, which are specifically developed for the ID. Buzz, in the front wheel size HL 235/45 R21 104T XL and the rear size HL 265/40 R21 108T XL.
HL & Sealguard
These 21-inch tyres are the first Hankook passenger vehicle tyres with the ‘HL’ load index designation. Hankook Tire says tuning these original equipment tyres to match the very high permissible total weight of the VW ID. Buzz while ensuring driving dynamics like those of a car was “one of the special challenges” it faced during the two and a half year development phase.
“With the development of the High Load capacity tyre, Hankook is further expanding its original equipment portfolio. The tyre, which is adapted to the higher vehicle weight, which is of great relevance for e-transporters, supports the driving characteristics of the VW ID. Buzz,” comments Klaus Krause, head of the Hankook Europe Technical Center.
The tyres also feature Airstop, which is VW’s name for the self-sealing technology that Hankook calls Sealguard. This automatically seals punctures of up to five millimetres in diameter in the tread area and allows the driver to continue driving even in the event of a nail puncture, for example. Vehicles equipped with Airstop/Sealguard tyres therefore no longer need to carry a spare wheel or puncture kit, providing additional space in the boot, saving weight and eliminating the need for a potentially dangerous roadside wheel change. Hankook Tire additionally points out that tyres featuring its Sealguard technology offer the same level of comfort as those without the technology as their basic construction is the same.
18” tyres for base commercial model
In addition, Hankook is supplying its Ventus S1 evo 3 ev in the front wheel size 235/60 R18 103T and rear size 255 /55 R18 105T, the dimensions the entry-level ID. Buzz Cargo Commerce wears when delivered in standard guise. It says these 18-inch tyres supply the vehicle with “exemplary all-round qualities” and helps it combine “the driving dynamics of a passenger car with the curb weight of a van.”
“Hankook and Volkswagen have been working together successfully for many years,” states Sanghoon Lee, president of Hankook Tire Europe. “Developing the tyres for the VW ID. Buzz represents another highlight of this cooperation. It makes us proud that this car, reminiscent of the globally popular original Bulli (as early versions of the VW Camper are fondly called in the vehicle’s homeland) will be delivered with Hankook tyres straight from the factory.”