Nexen to supply OE for Fiat 500X CUV
Nexen Tire Corp. announced it will supply original equipment tires for the Fiat 500X, the first Fiat crossover utility vehicle (CUV) released by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA.)
Vehicle production is to begin in February 2015, and Nexen will supply its 17-inch CP671 tire for the Fiat 500X vehicles in the North American market. Those vehicles will be assembled at the Melfi plant in Italy, Nexen said.
As the first CUV released by Fiat, the 500X sets itself apart with its large exterior, and the design and practicality surpasses the existing 500 series styles. The model first was showcased at the Paris Motor Show held last October.
The CP671 tire has been supplied for the 2014 Chrysler 200 models. Nexen says the CP671 has been praised for its performance and quality. It will continue to be offered on Chrysler 2015 models. The tire features mileage performance particularly well-suited for long-distance driving and upgraded noise reduction technology. It also provides high performance in the wide variety of areas required by a newly designed vehicle model.
Nexen Tire has supplied tires for the Fiat 500L model since 2013.