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Hankook Tire supplies original equipment tire for Mitsubishi Xpander

2024. 05. 31

- Hankook Tire supplies its premium Ventus Prime 3 tires for Mitsubishi Motors’ popular multipurpose vehicle (MPV)
- Ventus Prime 3 proves its excellence by taking the top spot in the Auto Bild test and receiving the Red Dot Design Award.

Seoul, Korea, May 31, 2024 — Global leading tire company Hankook Tire & Technology (Hankook Tire) supplies the Ventus Prime 3 as the original equipment tire (OET) for the Mitsubishi Xpander, a multipurpose vehicle (MPV) from Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

As an MPV, the Mitsubishi Xpander combines the sport utility vehicle (SUV)'s exceptional road performance and spacious interior with a stylish design. Since its debut in 2017, sales in Southeast Asia have continuously increased, and it has since become one of the most strategically important vehicles for Mitsubishi Motors.

The Ventus Prime 3, supplied for the Mitsubishi Xpander, is a premium comfort tire that has gained significant popularity in Europe for its road stability and maximized high-speed performance, which creates a relaxing driving experience.

The premier tire continues to prove its excellence in technology by receiving awards, such as obtaining the highest evaluation from Auto Bild, Europe’s most prestigious automobile magazine, as well as securing the topmost rating from ADAC Motorwelt and winning the product design category of the Red Dot Design Award 2016.

Meanwhile, Hankook Tire is expanding as an OET supplier and proving its superb tire technology by strengthening collaborations with world-renowned Japanese automakers. Since 2011, the company has supplied OETs for Toyota’s best-selling models including the Camry, Corolla, and Toyota’s first fully electric SUV, the bZ4X. Last year, Hankook expanded its portfolio by servicing Toyota’s subsidiary, Hino Motors, which specializes in commercial vehicles, showcasing Toyota’s trust in Hankook Tire as well as its product excellence.

Furthermore, through a strong partnership with Nissan, Hankook Tire is supplying OETs to all of the car company’s main models, including the original Frontier, Altima, Pathfinder, Infiniti QX60, X-Trail, and the new 2024 Frontier.

Since 2013, Hankook Tire has established a strong partnership with Nissan and has supplied OETs for its Frontier, Altima, Pathfinder, Infiniti QX60, and X-Trail models. The 2024 Frontier is the latest addition to Hankook Tire’s OET portfolio.