Hankook Tire, the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, announced that it will supply Chrysler Group LLC with its Optimo H725 touring all-season tire as original equipment for the 2013 Chrysler 300 AWD models and 2013 Dodge Charger SXT, SXT Plus and R/T AWD models. The tires supplied will be for the Pentastar V-6 and V-8 versions of these Chrysler and Dodge AWD flagship sedans in size P235/55R19H.
"Adding these Chrysler Group vehicles to our original equipment activities illustrates our continued commitment to both vehicle manufacturers and consumers," said Soo Il Lee, President of Hankook Tire America Corp. "Our original equipment partnerships are an important element of our overall strategy for growth in North America and I look forward to a continued relationship with the Chrysler Group in the future."
Hankook began supplying the Chrysler Group's Dodge brand in 2007 with original equipment tires for the Dodge Journey.
This new original equipment fitment adds to the number of fitments Hankook has with leading global manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors, BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, MINI and Volkswagen. Hankook has been steadily expanding its portfolio of OE tire supply to premium automakers, light truck and commercial truck manufacturers. In 2011, Hankook's supply of OE tires increased 64 percent in the United States.