Hankook Tire Hankook Tire has been selected as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang V6 and EcoBoost. According to Hankook Tire Vice Chairman & CEO Seung-hwa Suh, both the V6 and EcoBoost base level vehicles will be factory equipped with Hankook Tire’s Ventus S1 noble2 (Pattern Code: H452) in 235/55R17H AS size, providing the ideal balance of all-season ability and ultra-high performance.
Providing a well-suited complement to the 2015 Ford Mustang, Suh said, Hankook Tire’s Ventus S1 noble2 adds to the dynamic driving experience and innovative features of the vehicle. Incorporating an asymmetric tread pattern, the tire features a four channel rib design for efficient water evacuation and an advanced silica rubber compound to offer impressive wet handling, braking and lower rolling resistance. Additionally, a straight rib block design applied to the outer edge of the tire’s contact patch helps to prevent unwanted road noise and increase cornering grip.
“We value our growing partnership with Ford and above all our unwavering commitment to one of our strategic markets in North America,” said Suh. Then he said, “Our new original equipment fitments proudly exhibit Hankook’s globally proven tire quality and performance. Based on our technological leadership, we at Hankook Tire will continue to advance our position to become a global top-tier tire company as a trusted tire brand.”
In an array of OE supply deals, according to Suh, Hankook Tire has been expanding its partnership with Ford since 1999 on vehicles globally such as the Ford Fiesta, Edge, Explorer, Flex, Taurus, Fusion, Mode, Transit and Kuga as well as Ford’s luxury brand, Lincoln. Based on this long-term partnership, Hankook Tire is enhancing its strong position worldwide as a global tire brand with superior and cutting-edge tire technology.
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