NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Hankook Tire America Corp. will supply its Kinergy GT tire (pattern H436) as an original equipment fitment on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima, expanding the relationship between the tire company and the auto maker.
The move also makes Hankook the only company supplying the 2019 Altima with 19-inch rim fitments.
The Kingery GT with its specific tread pattern was selected in part for its performance in all weather conditions, including rain and snow, Hankook said in a news release. It also offers low rolling resistance, which helps to expand the life of the tire and maximize fuel efficiency.
"Our Kinergy GT tire is known for its swift adaptations to different road conditions, providing drivers with a pleasant driving experience," Hyun Jun Cho, head of Hankook's OE division said in a statement.
The tires, manufactured in plants in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss., will be specified in two sizes: 215/60R16H and 235/40R19V.