Hankook tapped as Toyota OE tire provider; iQ car is first fitment

Jan. 1, 2020
Toyota has selected Hankook as a new original equipment tire supplier; the automaker's micro- premium iQ car is among the initial factory fitments in size 175/65R15 84S.
Toyota has selected Hankook as a new original equipment tire supplier; the automaker's micro- premium iQ car is among the initial factory fitments in size 175/65R15 84S.

This is the first time the company is providing tires to Toyota, which maintains a "strict approach to quality control and extraordinarily high tire demands," according to Soo Il Lee, president of Hankook Tire America Corp.

The company "has successfully satisfied Toyota's testing, tuning and customizing process criterion, resulting in a tire that meets the iQ vehicle's highest standards," he says.

“This latest OE agreement with another leading global car manufacturer is further testament to our continued growth, strong brand and investment in R&D,” says Lee.

“We are continually delivering the latest technology and highest quality tires to the market and are very excited to add Toyota to our growing list of manufacturers,” he adds. “We look forward to working closely with them to further strengthen and expand this partnership.”

With the Toyota contract, Hankook is now supplying all of the global Top Five car manufacturers, including General Motors, Volkswagen, Renault- Nissan, Hyundai and BMW.

For more information, visit www.hankooktireusa.com.

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