Hankook Continues Its OE Partnership with Toyota

June 4, 2019

The Hankook Kinergy GT will be original equipment on the new 2020 Toyota Corolla, one of the best-selling cars in the United States. Hankook Technology Group Co. Ltd. has been supplying OE tires for the Toyota Corolla since 2013; that includes the 2018 model.

“The Kinergy GT tires demonstrate outstanding key performance in all aspects including wet, dry and winter performance," says Moonhwa Hong, vice president of the OE Development Department. "They have improved stiffness and consistent grip, including comfort and noise reduction.

"The tread block pitch sequence and vibration control technology ensure reduced noise and vibration on all driving surfaces, providing drivers with a more comfortable driving experience.”

Hankook's Hyunjun Cho, head of the OE Division, describes Toyota as a top brand known for its strong commitment to advancing sustainable and next-generation mobility in the automobile industry. "We hope this growing relationship will foster our global expansion of OE fitments and reinforce our global recognition as a premium brand."

The reconfigured Corolla sedan features an all-new dynamic design with improved agility, comfort and refinement. The model also includes advanced standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 technology, a pre-collision safety system.

The upgraded sedan will use a new 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force engine that provides higher power and better fuel efficiency. It is also equipped with technology such as Remote Connect with Apple Watch, CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

With the addition of the 2020 Corolla, Hankook says it continues to strengthen its ventures in both the United States and Japan in line with the company’s continuous strategic global expansion.