Hankook's chosen as factory fitment for Ford Explorer

Jan. 1, 2020
Hankook's 20-inch Optimo H426 luxury performance touring all- season tire in size P255/50R20H is original equipment on the 2011 Ford Explorer.
Hankook's 20-inch Optimo H426 luxury performance touring all- season tire in size P255/50R20H is original equipment on the 2011 Ford Explorer.

“This latest OE fitment for the 2011 Ford Explorer shows Hankook’s commitment to vehicle manufacturers and consumers alike,” says Soo Ill Lee, president and CEO of Hankook Tire America Corp. “Our relationship with Ford and our other OE partners is a key component of our brand strategy in North America.”

The company has been supplying OE tires to Ford for models such as the F-150, Edge, Flex, Mondeo and Fusion since 2003.

According to Lee, automakers the world over are appreciative of the company’s strong global logistics network, on-time delivery and excellent service. The result has been “significant OE business growth in the global market” spurred by recognition of Hankook’s “superiority and cutting-edge tire technology.”

The Optimo H426 Ford Explorer fitment features 20 percent lower rolling resistance than its predecessor.

“Elegant in its look,” the Optimo H426 adopts a rib-block design to minimize vibration while driving and employs an optimized lateral groove width to generate the least possible noise. This groove design, along with the V-shaped unidirectional pattern, also improves the tire’s wet weather performance, according to the company.

For more information, visit www.hankooktireusa.com.

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