From Europe comes the news that prestige German vehicle manufacturer Mercedes Benz has chosen Hankook Tyre of Korea as the Original Equipment tyre supplier for the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class (MPV).
Luxury versions of the V-Class will receive the acclaimed Ventus Prime 2 asymmetric tyre (K115) in size 228/55 R 17 101 V XL and commercial vehicle versions will be fitted with the revolutionary Light Truck Vantra 8 ply pattern (RA18) in size 205/65 R 16 C 101/103 H. Both of these tyre patterns are manufactured at Hankook’s tyre mill in Hungary.
Mercedes development engineers specified tyres that met demanding safety criteria and also reduced noise while increasing rolling comfort, and significantly reducing rolling resistance. The Hankook K115 and Ra18 were selected due to their outstanding performance in all categories.
Mercedes selection of Hankook tyres for their new V-Class is further confirmation of Hankook’s status as the emerging original equipment tyre supplier of choice for prestige vehicle manufacturers.
Hankook’s Unique Value Proposition is that they sell innovative, highest possible quality first tier tyres at second tier prices; you are not being slugged with the brand premiums that the famous old tyre brand companies love to charge.
Try Hankook next time you buy tyres and see why prestige vehicle manufacturers favour them. Their high mileage, quite ride, comfort, safety and great value will impress you.