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Hankook Tire wheels to grace BMW’s next X3

June 01,2018
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Hankook Tire, Korea’s largest tire manufacturer, announced Thursday that it would supply its products to BMW’s X3 midsize SUV. The third-generation X3 will be equipped with the Ventus S1 evo2 SUV, Winter I*cept evo2 SUV and Kinergy GT.

Hankook Tire has been vying to expand its supply to SUVs, riding on the rising popularity of the segment. Hankook Tire has been supplying its products to BMW’s X1 and X5, but it is the first time it has signed a deal with the X3.

The Ventus S1 evo2 SUV is a SUV-only product equipped with a specialized tread design to maximize the tire’s grip force and brake function on both wet and dry roads, according to the company. It also contributes to minimizing noise coming from the ground.

The Winter I*cept evo2 SUV product is equipped with a silica compound on its tread to maximize the grip force of the tire on a frozen road.


By Jin Eun-soo