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Dated: 24 May 2010

Hankook Expands Original Equipment Range


Recent news from across the ponds has confirmed that Hankook is currently in the process of expanding its North American original equipment (OE) range. In the coming months, Hankook tyres are going to be used of OE on Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia cars.

The South Korean tyre manufacturer is now set to supply its Optimo H426 tyres for the 2011 North American Ford Fiesta model, as well as the 2010 Kia Soul model.

On top of this, the Hankook Optimo H725 is set to become the first Hankook tyre to be as OE to a Ford family saloon in this region.

Continuing on from a agreement that began last year, the Optimo H725A is set to be fitted to the Volkswagen Golf as OE in the North American markets.

Hankook Tire Canada’s vice-president, Bill Hume said, “We are pleased that automobile manufacturers continue to see added value in Hankook tyres and have chosen to pursue a long-term business relationship by adding our tires to more of their models. Original Equipment fitments are a great way for consumers to experience the Hankook difference right from day one.”



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