Nexen Tire Supplies Original Equipment Tires for Volkswagen Jetta

-- Nexen Tire's N'Priz AH8 to be fitted on Volkswagen's best-selling family sedan, Jetta

-- Nexen Tire to further expand its original equipment tire supplies to European car makers by strengthening its production and technology development in Europe

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexen Tire (KRX: 002350), a global tire manufacturer, announced that it will supply N'Priz AH8 as original equipment (OE) tires for Jetta, a family sedan by the German automaker, Volkswagen.

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Nexen Tire's N'Priz AH8 in size 205/55R17 91H will be fitted on the redesigned Jetta, which was revealed at the Detroit auto show earlier this year. The all-new 2019 Jetta, the seventh generation of the car, is a compact four-door sedan equipped with high technology, featuring luxurious and spacious interior. The Jetta, produced in the Puebla region in Mexico, has been sold more than 17 million worldwide since 1979 and is one of the longest and best-selling models by Volkswagen.

Nexen Tire's N'Priz AH8 is a high performing all-season tire, which offers optimal driving capacity in various road conditions -- dry, wet and light snow. It features tread patterns that resembles shark fins and are designed using noise reduction simulation. Being the original equipment on the Jetta, it will provide a silent and comfortable riding experience. Also, applied with the multi-tread technology, N'Priz AH8 boasts both optimal traction on road and excellent fuel efficiency.

"We are excited to expand our supplies of OE tires for leading global car manufacturer Volkswagen," said Travis Kang, CEO of Nexen Tire. "We will continue our commitment to improving Nexen Tire's product quality and technology, further expanding our presence in the industry, especially in the European and North America markets."

Nexen Tire has been supplying OE tires to global automakers including Porche, Renault, Fiat, koda, SEAT and plans to further increase its brand awareness by expanding its tire supply for new cars in the global market.

About Nexen Tire

Nexen Tire, established in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer headquartered in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, and in Seoul, South Korea. Nexen Tire, one of the world's fastest growing tire manufacturers, works with 416 dealers based in 136 countries around the world (as of April 2018) and owns three manufacturing plants -- two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic will be operational by 2018. Nexen Tire produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks with advanced technology and excellence in design. The company also focuses on producing UHP tires, which are based on advanced technologies. Nexen Tire supplies OE tires to global car makers in various countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.nexentire.com/international [http://www.nexentire.com/international].

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CONTACT: Edelman Korea - Ayoung Jang, Phone: +82-2-2022-8267, Mobile: +82-10-3596-2440, Email: ayoung.jang@edelman.com; Sylvia Chang, Phone: +82-2-2022-8283, Mobile: +82-10-4950-2535, Email: sylvia.chang@edelman.com; Jane Kim, Phone: +82-2-2022-8212, Mobile: +82-10-4207-4278, Email: jane.kim@edelman.com

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