Porsche Macan now factory equipped with Nexen’s N’Fera RU1.
Nexen Tyre is supplying original equipment (OE) tyres to high-performance automaker Porsche for the second time, the company announced. Nexen’s N’Fera RU1 tyre is being supplied for Porsche’s Macan compact luxury SUV in sizes 235/55R19 101Y and 255/50R19 103Y. The UHP sports driving tyre, which is also original equipment on the Porsche Cayenne SUV, offers cornering stability and sporty handling for high-speed driving. It is equipped with 3D-nano grip technology, which Nexen says maximizes braking capability.
The tyre is built with aramid hybrid cord and a special bead filler compound that enhances handling stability. Travis Kang, CEO of Nexen Tyre, said: “We are thrilled to be supplying original equipment tyres for the sports car manufacturer Porsche, which boasts truly world-class design and quality. We will continually strive to improve Nexen Tyre’s product quality and technology as well as to expand our OE supplies to more global carmakers. With our new Czech manufacturing plant soon to be operational, we will be better able to provide OE tyres that cater to the needs of European carmakers.”
The N’Fera RU1 tyre has won nine design awards in Europe, America and Asia, including the 2017 Red Dot Design Awards and Japan’s Good Design Award. Nexen Tyre currently supplies OE tyres to more 1than 20 automakers in North and South America, Asia and Europe.