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Hankook Tire supplies original equipment tire for Mitsubishi’s compact SUV Xforce

2024. 06. 11

- Hankook Tire supplies premium Ventus Prime 4 tires for Mitsubishi’s Xforce, an SUV designed for the Southeast Asian market
- The tire’s 3D block design reduces noise, enhances durability, and improves braking performance

Seoul, Korea, June 11, 2024 — Global leading tire company Hankook Tire & Technology (Hankook Tire) supplies Ventus Prime 4 as an original equipment tire (OET) for the Xforce, a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) from Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors.

Xforce is a compact SUV specially developed to cater to the Southeast Asian market. Built like a traditional SUV model, a stylish yet spacious interior and multi-purpose storage space enhances convenience and functionality. In addition, the model offers excellent driving performance that can adapt smoothly to various weather and road conditions.

Ventus Prime 4, a premium comfort tire from Hankook Tire, is a successor model to the Ventus Prime 3 tire, which has achieved excellent sales in Europe. The Ventus Prime series has served as an OET for premium automobile brands such as BMW, Volkswagen, and Audi, earning recognition for its cutting-edge technology.

Ventus Prime 4 also offers outstanding braking capabilities and provides a more stable driving experience even on wet surfaces with its excellent performance. The 3D tread block design reduces noise and increases precision in handling, while high-mileage compound technology promotes durability and improves fuel economy.

Hankook Tire is steadily gaining ground as an OET supplier by reinforcing collaboration with world-renowned Japanese automakers. Since 2011, the company has supplied OETs for bestselling Toyota models, including the Camry, the Corolla, and the automaker’s first fully electric SUV, the Toyota bZ4X. Last year, Hankook Tire expanded its portfolio to include Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors, which specializes in commercial vehicles.

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.