-Nexen Tire is winner of the presitigious International Forum Product Design Award.
-The world recognizes its design of ‘N8000’ and ‘Winguard Sport’.
Nexen Tire''s utmost effort in design management is being paid off in the global market.
Nexen Tire''s ''N8000'' and ''Winguard Sport'' both prevailed in the transportation category of the
''iF Design Award'', one of the top three design awards in the world.
In the mean time, N9000 also received a good design award from the Korea Institute of
Design Promotion, which is another cause for celebration.
N8000 and N9000 are the new UHP tires that Nexen Tire has ambitiously put out to the world market
and the recent awards are the testimony of their functionality and design excellence.
International Forum Design Award, the contest with the most authority,The iF Design Award is the world''s
most authoritative design award sponsored and hosted by the International Forum,
Design Hannover in Germany. Since last August for two months, 2,756 products from 43 countries
competed in the contest and Nexen Tire was the only Korean company nominated in the tire category.
iF Design Award takes into consideration not only the completeness of the design but also the technical completeness, innovativeness, environmental friendliness, functionality, ergonomics, and global design competency in selecting the winners.
The awarded N8000 is a high performance tire that focuses on high speed drivability and
is much recognized for stable handling and responsiveness.
N8000 is leading the world trend of the tire market with its an asymmetric design that assures silence
and stable handling and prevents uneven wear.
The other award winner, Winguard Sport is a winter UHP tire that has the tire patterns suitable for high performance sport vehicles. It enhances the driving stability not only for sport vehicles but also for ordinary automobiles. Especially the asymmetric side tread patterns are praised to have raised the safety of winter driving by providing excellent drainage and handling and preventing hydroplaning.
The ''Korean Good Design Award'' given to N9000, sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge and
Economy and hosted by the Korean institute of Design Promotion, is renowned as the best design award
in Korea. Nexen Tire was the only tire manufacturer to receive the award.
"Nexen Tire is the only Korean tire manufacturer to receive the iF Design Award and the Good Design Award.
It is an undeniable proof that Nexen Tire is globally recognized as the leading company in design and
product competence," emphasized Nexen''s Vice President and CEO, Hyun Bong Lee in his statement.