NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. will supply its Kinergy GT tire (pattern H436) as an original equipment fitment on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima, expanding the relationship between the tire maker and the auto maker.
The move also makes Hankook the only company supplying the 2019 Altima with 19-inch rim fitments.
The Kinergy GT with its specific tread pattern was selected in part for its performance in all weather conditions, including rain and snow, Hankook said. It also offers low rolling resistance which helps to expand the life of the tire and maximize fuel efficiency.
"Our Kinergy GT tire is known for its swift adaptations to different road conditions, providing drivers with a pleasant driving experience," Hyun Jun Cho, head of Hankook's OE division said. "It is only appropriate that a car as renowned as the Nissan Altima be equipped with some of the best tires in the market."
The tires, manufactured in plants in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss., will be spec'd in two sizes: 215/60R16H and 235/40R19V.