Hankook Tire announced it has partnered with Nissan to provide tires for the 2019 Nissan Altima and has begun supplying tires to the automaker this month.
Hankook Tire will equip the Altima with its Kinergy GT tire [pattern H436], an all season tire for both wet and dry condition. With safety and durability in mind, Hankook developed the Kinergy GT with a specific tire tread pattern to enhance performance when driving in rain or snow. Adding to the tire’s performance characteristics are its low rolling resistance profile and rubber compound, which help maximize fuel efficiency and lifespan.
The fitment covers models of the Altima manufactured at plants in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi in two sizes: 215/60R16H and 235/40R19V. Hankook Tire is the sole supplier of 19-inch tires to the 2019 Altima currently. Hankook Tire has been supplying OE tires to other models from Nissan including the latest Altima, Rogue, and Frontier.The fitment on Nissan’s sedan represents another step forward for Hankook Tire, which continues to expand its presence in the original equipment and replacement tire markets. “Our Kinergy GT tire 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 tires in the market.”