Date: 4 December 2017
- Nexen Tire to supply Ultra High Performance (UHP) tire N’FERA RU1 for Porsche Macan as original equipment tire
Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that it has begun supplying original equipment (OE) tires for the sports car manufacturer Porsche for the second time . The selected tire, N’FERA RU1, is being supplied for Porsche’s compact luxury SUV, Macan, in sizes 235/55R19 101Y and 255/50R19 103Y.
As a UHP tire optimized for sports driving, N’FEAR RU1 has already been supplied to Porsche for its luxury SUV Cayenne. In terms of the vehicle’s sports driving experience, N’FERA RU1 has unparalleled cornering stability and sports handling for high-speed driving. It is also equipped with 3D-Nano Grip Technology, which maximizes the braking capability of sports vehicles at high speeds. The tire also has aramid hybrid capply cord and special bead filler compound that enhances handling stability.
N’FERA RU1 has won nine design awards in Europe, America and Asia, including the 2017 Red Dot Design Awards and Japan’s Good Design Award, proving Nexen Tire’s excellence in design. The supply of OE tires further demonstrates Nexen Tire’s high quality and standards in providing optimized tires for extremely high-functioning vehicles.
“We are thrilled to be supplying original equipment tires for the sports car manufacturer Porsche which boasts truly world-class design and quality,” said Travis Kang, CEO of Nexen Tire. “We will continually strive to improve Nexen Tire’s product quality and technology as well as to expand our OE supplies to more global carmakers. With our new Czech manufacturing plant soon to be operational, we will be better able to provide OE tires that cater to the needs of European carmakers.”
Nexen Tire produces 42 million tires a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks utilizing advanced technology, with unsurpassed uniformity, quality and excellence in design. Nexen Tire currently supplies OE tires to more than 20 global car makers in North and South America, Asia and Europe.