Nexen Secures Several European OE Fitments
The N’blue HD Plus from Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. will be original equipment for several European automobile brands, including Volkswagen, SEAT and Škoda.
N’blue HD Plus (215/45R17 91W)’ will be equipped for the newly upgraded Polo, a compact hatchback and one of Volkswagen’s best-selling models. The same tires in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V will be fitted on Volkswagen’s T-Roc, its new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal.
Nexen will also supply N’blue HD Plus for the Spanish automobile brand SEAT. SEAT’s steady-selling hatchback model, Ibiza, will be equipped with the tires in size 215/45R17 91W in addition to SEAT’s first SUV Ateca, which will also be fitted with the same tires in size 215/60R16 95V.
Additionally, two models from the Czech auto brand Škoda will be equipped with the same tires. Škoda’s top model, Superb, will use ‘N’blue HD Plus (215/60R16 95V)’ as an OE tire, as will Karoq, a mid-size SUV manufactured to reinforce Škoda’s SUV lineup.
Nexen says that in comprehensive performance tests of summer tires conducted by German automobile magazines such as ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) and Auto Bild, N’blue HD Plus proved itself to be an ideal summer tire with multiple faceted qualities by scoring well in various categories including excellent handling and braking performance on wet and dry surfaces.
Nexen has been supplying OE tires to global automakers since 2012, and has provided tires to numerous European automobile manufacturers over the years. The company says it will continue to increase its presence in the European market by continuing with its initiatives to expand tire supplies for new cars.
For more information about Nexen, visit www.nexentire.com.