|Title Nexen Tire Expands Original Equipment Portfolio in Europe with 2020 Volkswagen Golf||Date2020-07-21|
- N’blue S and WINGUARD Sport 2 fitted on Volkswagen Golf 8th generation
- N’blue S offers optimal fuel-efficiency and less noise; WINGUARD Sport 2 provides optimal handling and braking performances in diverse road conditions
Global tire manufacturer Nexen Tire announced today that it is supplying tires N’blue S and WINGUARD Sport 2 for original equipment (OE) fitment to the next generation of Volkswagen Golf.
Golf is the best-selling hatchback of Volkswagen and has globally sold over 35 million units since its first launch in 1974. Golf is regarded as the textbook example of a compact family car for its practicality and driving performance, and thus has been recognized as an influential leader in the global hatchback market.
Volkswagen Golf is widely accepted as an international steady seller and the global best seller in the market. Its latest model to be equipped with tires from Nexen Tire is the 8th generation, which underwent a full redesign from the previous generation.
N’blue S has been designed for eco-friendly and high-performance vehicles, delivering minimized rolling resistance. Especially, the tire provides excellent drainage and braking performance with simpler tread pattern design. As the first tire product that adopted the company’s Sidewall Aero Dynamic technology, N’blue S assures better mileage and reduced pass-by noise.
WINGUARD Sport 2 is a winter tire developed to provide stable driving experience even on icy and snowy surfaces. The tire offers steady high-performance of handling and braking capabilities on wet and dry road conditions alike. It is a premium alpine tire that has been optimally designed for winter driving of high-end sedans and sports cars.
N’blue S is fitted in size 205/55R16 91V, and WINGUARD Sport 2 in two sizes: 195/65R15 91H and 205/55R16 91H.
Nexen Tire has been supplying OE tires to multiple Volkswagen automobiles including Jetta, Polo, and T-Roc. The company is growing its OE portfolio in Europe by adding Volkswagen Golf to its list.
Recently, Nexen Tire is strengthening its competitiveness in Europe by expanding presence in the continent. The company had finished expansion of its Europe Sales and R&D centers in Germany last year and held a grand opening ceremony of its Europe Plant located in Zatec, the Czech Republic in August last year.
Nexen Tire will further expand OE supplies through improvements in technology and quality assurance, and also by extending access to premium auto manufacturers based on its presence in Europe.