Hankook Tire has announced that it will supply Chrysler Group LLC with its Optimo H725 touring all-season tire as original equipment for the 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD models and 2013 Dodge Charger SXT, SXT Plus, and R/T AWD models. The tires supplied will be for the Pentastar V-6 and V-8 versions of these Chrysler and Dodge AWD flagship sedans in size P235/55R19H.
“Adding these Chrysler Group vehicles to our original equipment activities illustrates our continued commitment to both vehicle manufacturers and consumers,” said Mr. Byung Il Woo, vice president of global OE division at Hankook Tire. “Our original equipment partnerships are an important element of our overall strategy for growth in North America and I look forward to a continued relationship with the Chrysler Group in the future.”
Hankook began supplying the Chrysler Group’s Dodge brand in 2007 with original equipment tires for the Dodge Journey.
This new original equipment fitment adds to the number of fitments Hankook has with leading global manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors, BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, MINI and Volkswagen. Hankook has been steadily expanding its portfolio of OE tire supply to premium automakers, light truck, and commercial truck manufacturers. In 2011, Hankook’s supply of OE tires increased 64% in the United States.
Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Hankook Tire Canada Corporation is a technology-focused, customer-oriented company that markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck and SUV tires, winter tires and medium truck and bus tires in Canada. With quality-proven products, Hankook Tire Canada is rapidly growing to become an industry leader in Canada. As the National Partner and the Official Tire of Hockey Canada, Hankook Tire Canada actively supports grassroots sports and contributes back to local communities.