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Hankook Tire to supply tires to Audi's premium models
HANKOOK Tire To Supply Tires To AUDI’S Premium Models
■ Hankook Tyre and Audi sign agreement
■ Tyres to be supplied for the A6L and A4 models starting June 2007
■ Focus on supplying tyres to premium cars
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (14th December, 2006) - Hankook Tyre (www.hankooktire.com, CEO Choong Hwan Cho) will supply its tyres to Audi AG beginning next year.
Hankook Tyre, Global leading tyre manufacturer said that it signed an agreement with the German auto manufacturer to supply tyres for their Audi A6L, the long wheel base A6 luxury sedan, and A4 models starting next June.
The Ultra High Performance VENTUS S1 Evo, which comes in a 16-inch 225/55R16Y and 17-inch 225/50R17Y variety, will be supplied to the Audi automobiles.
The Agreement was made between Hankook Tyre and Audi and the supplying of tyres will commence in June 2007. Hankook Tyre is slated to supply Audi China plant with approximately 90,000 units next year
Jin Wook Choi, Executive Vice President/Head of Hankook Tyre China, “This is a significant turning point for us since it marks the beginning of Hankook Tyre’s foray into the high-end automobile market. Within a mere five years of supplying OE tyres to the world, Hankook Tyre has accomplished much success illustrated by the Audi deal.” He also said, “This achievement is yet another step in our technology being acknowledged by world-class automakers, including GM, Ford, and Volkswagen whom we have supplied to in the past.”
With the supply to Audi, Hankook Tyre said it will plan to focus further on premium cars.
Hankook Tyre has supplied its tyres to household names such as Volkswagen, Daihatsu, Mitsubishi and ITEC. And also for GM’s new flagship automobile, the Saturn Aura XE. The Chevrolet Malibu, Cobalt, Pontiac G6 and G5, and other 2007 GM passenger cars will also be supplied tyres by Hankook Tyre.