Hankook UHP tires OE on 2015 Mustang

Feb. 10, 2015

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. will be the original equipment supplier for the 2015 Ford Mustang V6 and EcoBoost. Both the V6 and EcoBoost base level vehicles will be factory equipped with Hankook’s Ventus S1 noble2.

Providing a well-suited complement to the 2015 Ford Mustang, Hankook’s Ventus S1 noble2 (Pattern Code: H452) in 235/55R17H AS size, adds to the dynamic driving experience and innovative features of the vehicle, says the tire manufacturer. Incorporating an asymmetric tread pattern, the tire features a four channel rib design for efficient water evacuation and an advanced silica rubber compound to offer impressive wet handling, braking and lower rolling resistance. Additionally, a straight rib block design applied to the outer edge of the tire’s contact patch helps to prevent unwanted road noise and increase cornering grip. The tires provide a balance of all-season ability and ultra-high performance.

“We value our growing partnership with Ford and above all our unwavering commitment to one of our strategic markets in North America,” says Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire. “Our new original equipment fitments proudly exhibit Hankook’s globally proven tire quality and performance. Based on our technological leadership, we at Hankook Tire will continue to advance our position to become a global top-tier tire company as a trusted tire brand.”

In an array of OE supply deals, Hankook Tire has been expanding its partnership with Ford since 1999 on vehicles globally such as the Ford Fiesta, Edge, Explorer, Flex, Taurus, Fusion, Mode, Transit and Kuga as well as Ford’s luxury brand, Lincoln.