The 2019 Nissan Altima will sport South Korean company Hankook’s Kinergy GT tyre [pattern H436], an all-season tyre with handling capabilities in both wet and dry conditions. Hankook developed the Kinergy GT with a specific tyre tread pattern to enhance performance when driving in rain or snow. Adding to the tyre’s performance characteristics are its low rolling resistance profile and rubber compound, which help maximize fuel efficiency and lifespan.
The Altima is an extremely popular mid-size sedan in the U.S. market. The 2019 Nissan Altima will feature the world’s first VC-turbo engine and is the company’s first sedan to offer intelligent all-wheel drive, equipping it with all-weather capabilities.
Hankook covers models of the Altima manufactured at plants Tennessee and Mississippi in two sizes: 215/60R16H and 235/40R19V, and is the currently the sole supplier of 19-inch tyres to the 2019 Altima. The company has been supplying OE tyres to other models from Nissan including the latest Altima, Rogue, and Frontier.
“Our Kinergy GT tyre is known for its swift adaptations to different road conditions, providing drivers with a pleasant driving experience,” said Hyun Jun Cho, Head of OE Division. “It is only appropriate that a car as renowned as the Nissan Altima be equipped with some of the best tyres in the market.”
The collaboration with Nissan is the latest showcase of Hankook’s ever-growing presence in the tyre market.