WAYNE, N.J. (Sept. 17, 2012)—Hankook Tire America Corp. has inked an agreement to supply the Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan with the tire maker's ultra-high performance Ventus V12 evo tire.
The Wayne-based tire marketer will supply the tires to Ford Motor Co. in sizes 245/45ZR18 and 245/40ZR19. The 18-inch size will be used for vehicles built for both the U.S. and export markets, Hankook said, while the 19-inch size will be used on vehicles built for export markets.
The company said the fitments provide further penetration into the Lincoln brand for Hankook, which already supplies 19-inch and 20-inch OE tire fitments for the Lincoln MKT three-row crossover.
This OE tire agreement marks a milestone for Hankook, according to the company, as it is Hankook's first time supplying 18- and 19-inch UHP tires to a luxury North American sedan.