WAYNE, N.J. (May 12) — General Motors Corp. has selected the Hankook Optimo H725A all-season touring tire as original equipment for its Chevy Cobalt and Malibu and Pontiac G5 and G6 vehicles.
The Cobalt and G5 will sport size P205/55R16H tires while the Malibu and G6 will have P225/50R17S size, according to Hankook Tire America Corp.
The Wayne-based subsidiary of South Korea´s Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. said the Optimo was designed for compact and mid-sized passenger cars that balance fuel economy and performance. Hankook invested two years in developing the tire, which scored its first OE fitment last year on GM´s Saturn Ion.
Globally, Hankook supplies tires to GM, Ford Motor Co. and Ford´s Volvo unit, Hyundai Motor Co., Volkswagen A.G., Kia Motors Corp., and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.