For the latest iteration of the X-Trail, Nissan has selected the Ventus S1 evo3 SUV tire in a size 235/55R19V as the vehicle’s original equipment.
The ultra-high performance SUV tire, which is produced in Korea, benefits from a sidewall that has been strengthened significantly compared to standard tires by using bead packing, a process which involves a special nylon material being placed in the sidewall area.
A two-layer carcass and an aramid composite material help to reduce the unwanted expansion of the rolling circumference at high speeds by up to 60% compared to previous Hankook patterns. Other features of the Ventus S1 evo3 SUV include interlocking grooves and a high-performing tread compound made from natural resins which deliver stable grip, a high level of braking power and durability in an array of temperatures and road scenarios.
“We are happy to continue our partnership with Nissan, this time bringing the new 2023 Nissan X-Trail out to the streets with Ventus S1 evo3 SUV,” commented Moonhwa Hong, senior vice president and CTO of the OE development department at Hankook Tire. “Defining luxury with power and control with stable handling at high speeds, the Ventus S1 evo3 SUV perfectly complements the characteristics of the best-selling family SUV.”
The North American equivalent of Nissan X-Trail, the Nissan Rogue, is fitted with Hankook’s Dynapro HP2. The tire features silencer sipes to prevent harmonic tread pattern noise from reaching the cabin, in addition to a shock-absorbing base tread compound which delivers comfort for vehicle occupants. Additionally, a straight four-channel waterway in the Dynapro HP2’s tread resists hydroplaning, while a high-stiffness center rib block improves steering precision.
“2023 effectively marks the 11th year of Hankook Tire supplying original equipment tires for Nissan Rogue in North America, and starting this year with Nissan X-Trail for the global market,” said Jeongho Park, executive vice president and director of Global OE Innovation Headquarters at Hankook Tire. “We believe that our strong, lasting collaboration is further evidence of Hankook Tire’s commitment to deliver the best driving experience for drivers around the world.”