DIAMOND BAR, Calif.—Hyundai Motor Group has selected Nexen Tire Corp.'s N Priz S Grand Touring Tire as an original equipment fitment on the 2022 Hyundai Kona in the U.S. and South Korea.
The four-door, five-seat compact SUV, which has been redesigned, will feature size 215/55R17.
"Since the beginning of this year, we've aggressively expanded our OE supply portfolio," said John Hagan, executive vice president of sales for Nexen Tire America Inc.
"Our contribution as an OE supplier to the 2022 Hyundai Kona illustrates our driving commitment to the continued expansion of our original equipment portfolio and our overall growth plan of becoming a global top 10 tire manufacturer by 2025. We believe all of our OE relationships will play an integral part of achieving that goal."
The 2022 Hyundai Kona N comes with a 2-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine making 276 HP. It's mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission with eight gears and paddle shifters. The new Kona model has a front lip spoiler, a double-wing roof spoiler and side skirts.
The new Nexen Tire N Priz S also is now available to Nexen Tire dealers.