Hankook Adds More Volkswagen Fitments
Hankook Tire America Corp. will provide original equipment fitments on three Volkswagen models, the Golf GTI, Golf R and the Tiguan R.
The Golf GTI and Golf R will ride on Hankook’s ultra-high performance (UHP) tire, the Ventus S1 evo 3, while the Tiguan R will be fitted with the Ventus S1 evo 2 SUV or evo 3 SUV.
“The tires deployed on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R, and Tiguan R, are also ideal for everyday use, thereby further expanding our portfolio of original equipment. This shows once again the wide range of our products, which are designed to fulfil the most diverse requirements,” says Moonhwa Hong, senior vice president and chief technical officer of OE Development at Hankook. “We placed particular emphasis on ensuring that the tires perfectly combine sportiness and the comfort required for a high level of everyday use.”
The sporty R variant of the Tiguan has 21-inch wheels and will be fitted with the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV, while the Ventus S1 evo 2 SUV will fit the SUVs with 20-inch wheels.
The Golf GTI and Golf R will roll on Hankook's Ventus S1 evo 3 in size 235/35R19 91Y.
“Hankook Tire and Volkswagen’s relationship dates back to 2001,” says Jeongho Park, executive vice president and director of Hankook's OE division. “Since then, we fitted many of Volkswagen’s popular models including SUV and electric vehicles. We are glad to deepen our partnership with Volkswagen, one of the world’s leading and the most important carmakers.”