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Hankook Tire furthers partnership with Honda with supply of original equipment tires for the new 2018 Honda Accord

2017. 10. 12

Hankook Tire furthers partnership with Honda with supply of original equipment tires for the new 2018 Honda Accord

October 12, 2017 (Seoul, Korea) – Hankook Tire has been selected to become the main OE supplier for the all-new, 10th-generation 2018 Honda Accord. Honda reimagined its flagship sedan with sportier proportions and sophisticated styling together with increased dynamic performance, premium-level technology and a roomier interior. Hankook Tire has been recognized for its global top-tier technology leadership by successfully entering the technologically demanding Japanese automobile market.

For the 2018 Honda Accord, Hankook Tire will supply Kinergy GT 225/50R17 V tires, a Ultra High Performance Tire (UHPT) that provides outstanding performance and comfort in all weather and driving environments. The wider circumferential grooves provides maximum water evacuation and wider lateral grooves allow confident driving on wet and snowy surfaces. The Kinergy GT tire also has a wider contact area, maximizing steering response and stability, providing a comfortable and engaging driving experience. Hankook Tire is currently supplying OE tires to Honda for other vehicles such as Civic and CR-V, proving the already existing trust and enhanced partnership between the two companies.

Japan is highly developed in the automobile industry, but also in the tire manufacturing industry due to its high technological advancement. Hankook Tire’s successful entry and expansion in the Japanese automobile industry as a main OE supplier signifies the global recognition of the company’s technological advancement.

Mr. Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman & CEO of Hankook Tire said, “It is an honor for Hankook Tire to become the main OE partner with Honda’s flagship sedan, the new 2018 Accord. This not only proves the company’s cutting edge technology, but also Honda’s trust in Hankook Tire”.

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About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.

Hankook Tire (Vice Chairman & CEO: Seung-Hwa Suh) is one of the world’s top five companies in the mass production of tires. The company is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and seven production facilities around the world. It is also committed to actively investing in the expansion of its core capabilities, allowing the company to deliver consumers the utmost in driving satisfaction. Hankook Tire produces superior quality, high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4s, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and motorsport vehicles. It currently employs approximately 22,000 people around the world, and its products are available in over 180 countries.

For more information, visit Hankook Tire’s global website at www.hankooktire.com/global.