Nexen Tire Expands Original Equipment Tire Supply in Europe

– Nexen Tire to supply ‘N’blue HD Plus’ as Original Equipment for numerous European automobile brands including Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda 

– Nexen Tire will continue to strengthen its brand awareness in the European market by expanding its tire supply for new cars 

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 18, 2017 — Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that it will be expanding its original equipment (OE) tire supplies in the European automobile market. Nexen Tire’s ‘N’blue HD Plus’ will be supplied as OE tires to a number of European carmakers, including Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda.

In comprehensive performance tests of summer tires conducted by prestigious German automobile magazines such as ADAC and AUTOBILD, ‘N’blue HD Plus’ proved itself to be an ideal summer tire with multiple faceted qualities by scoring well in various categories including excellent handling and braking performance on wet and dry surfaces.

“We are proud that our products satisfy the requirements of global carmakers in Europe,” said Nexen Tire. “Nexen Tire will continue to expand its presence in the global market though its commitment to innovation and quality.”

‘N’blue HD Plus (215/45R17 91W)’ will be equipped for the newly upgraded Polo, a compact hatchback and one of Volkswagen’s best-selling models with quality design and ride experience. The same tires in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V will be fitted on Volkswagen’s T-Roc, its new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal.

Nexen Tire will also supply ‘N’blue HD Plus’ for the Spanish automobile brand SEAT. SEAT’s steady-selling hatchback model, Ibiza, will be equipped with the tires in size 215/45R17 91W in addition to SEAT’s first SUV Ateca, which will also be fitted with the same tires in size 215/60R16 95V.

Additionally, two models from the Czech auto brand Skoda will also be equipped with the same tires. Skoda’s top model, Superb, will use ‘N’blue HD Plus (215/60R16 95V)’ as an OE tire, as will Karoq, a mid-size SUV manufactured to reinforce Skoda’s SUV line-up.

Nexen Tire has been supplying OE tires to global automakers since 2012, and has provided tires to numerous European automobile manufacturers over the years. Nexen Tire will continue to increase its presence in the European market by continuing with its initiatives to expand tire supplies for new cars.

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 491 dealers based in 141 countries around the world (as of July 2015) and owns three manufacturing plants — two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another plant in Zatec, 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. In 2014, the company achieved a grand slam of the world’s top 4 design awards, a first for any tire maker in the world. For more information, please visit

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