Hankook is extending its tyre portfolio for the premium performance vehicle segment through the expansion of the line-up for its high-end tyre Ventus S1 evo² SUV.
The company will provide specific high-performance, low rolling resistance SUV versions from its multiple award-winning Ventus line for the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupé with Hankook supplying the Mercedes-Benz GLC with size 235/65R17 V MO (Mercedes-Benz Original) or 235/60R18 V MO. Hankook says the 18-inch MO version distinguished itself during the test phase for its outstandingly low level of rolling resistance and was therefore chosen as Original Equipment tyre for the CO2 emission relevant EU markets. The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé is fitted with 19-inch tyres in mixed sizes 235/55R19 Y MO (front) and 255/50R19 Y MO (rear).
“The superior performance of the product documents our potential of being able to supply the market with Hankook state-of-the-art technology and top quality in all premium automobile segments – commercial vehicles, passenger cars, as well as the popular SUV segment,” said Ho-Youl Pae, Head of Hankook Tire in Europe. “We are especially proud of the fact that the original fitment tyres for Daimler AG, including the patterns for the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupé, are being developed in cooperation with our German-based R&D centre and manufactured completely in our advanced European production facility in Hungary.”