SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that it will supply the Porsche Cayenne with its N'FERA RU1 255/55R18 109Y XL as original equipment (OE) tires. This is the first time that Nexen Tire is supplying its original equipment tires to any of the Porsche car models.
In terms of the vehicle's sports driving experience, N'FERA RU1 has unparalleled cornering stability and sports handling for high-speed driving. It received grade A in the EU Labeling for its excellent wet grip. It also obtained Noise Level 1, the lowest noise level, in the EU Labeling.
Moreover, a 3D-Nano Grip Technology that maximizes the braking capability of a sports vehicle at high speeds, is applied, along with the Fast Reversible Technology, which optimizes the steering response and durability. The tire also has aramid hybrid capply cord and special bead filler compound that enhances handling stability.
"We are thrilled to supply original equipment tires for Porsche for the first time," said Travis Kang CEO of Nexen Tire. "As Porsche is a representative luxury carmaker with prestigious design and performance, this approval for the Porsche Cayenne proves the superior quality and advanced-technology of our products."
Nexen Tire plans to take this momentum as a great opportunity to boost the brand value by supplying original equipment tires to the premium car manufacturer. The company will also promote corporate identity and implement premium marketing activities, as well as endeavor to expand supplies of original equipment tires to other Porsche car models.
Since 2012, Nexen Tire has been continuously expanding supplies of its original equipment tires to various types of vehicles of leading global automobile manufacturers.
Meanwhile, Nexen Tire ranked 4th out of 12 tire brands in the Passenger Car segment of the J.D. Power OE Tire Customer Satisfaction Study last March. The company currently owns four cutting-edge research facilities in Korea, China, the United States, and Germany. It has three manufacturing facilities – two in Korea and one in Qingdao, China. By 2018, a new manufacturing plant is slated to be constructed in Zatec, Czech Republic to cater increasing demands in the global market.
About Nexen Tire
Nexen Tire, established in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer headquartered in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, and in Seoul, South Korea. Nexen Tire, one of the world's fastest growing tire manufacturers, works with 491 dealers based in 141 countries around the world (as of July 2015) and owns three manufacturing plants – two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another plant in Zatec, Czech Republic will be operational by 2018. Nexen Tire produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks with advanced technology and excellence in design. The company also focuses on producing UHP tires, which are based on advanced technologies. Nexen Tire supplies OE tires to global car makers in various countries around the world. In 2014, the company achieved a grand slam of the world's top 4 design awards for the first time amongst the various tire makers in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.nexentire.com.
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