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Nexen Tire Receives Strong Ratings in Auto Bild Tire Performance Tests

ECONOMIA E FINANZA

- Nexen Tire's N'blue 4Season ranked sixth in the All-Season Tire Test conducted by prestigious German automobile magazine Auto Bild

- The company's winter tire WINGUARD sport 2 ranked tenth out of 50 tires tested in Auto Bild's Winter Tire Test

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that two of its tires, N'blue 4Season (205/55R16) and WINGUARD sport 2 (225/50R17), have performed successfully in All-Season and Winter tire tests, respectively, as conducted by Auto Bild, one of Germany's most prestigious automobile magazines.

On September 29, Auto Bild announced the final results from the 2018 Auto Bild All-Season Tire Test, which puts subject tires through a variety of performance tests on wet, dry and snowy surfaces. Nexen Tire's N'blue 4Season ranked first in the Noise Comfort category, recording an unparalleled low noise level of 67.4 decibels (dB), and ranked second in the Winter Handling and Winter Slalom categories.

Winter Handling and Slalom are two of the most important elements in assessing All-Season tires. Considering the excellent results N'blue 4Season received in these categories, and its good price value, Nexen Tire's N'blue 4Season ranked sixth overall amongst 25 global tires brands available in Europe, receiving an overall 'Recommendable' rating in the evaluation.

Auto Bild also announced the results of its Winter Tire Test on October 6, in which Nexen Tire's WINGUARD sport 2 ranked tenth overall out of 50 products tested. WINGUARD sport 2 received positive reviews in numerous assessment categories including Noise, Ride Comfort, Best Mileage and Snow and Wet Braking, Traction and Handling Balance category, receiving an overall evaluation of 'Good'. With its strong balance of qualities and excellent mileage, WINGUARD sport 2 also received the 'Eco-Meister 2017' label.

"The results from Auto Bild's testing are very encouraging, as they validate our efforts to develop and produce high-performing tires for consumers around the world," said Nexen Tire. "Our tires have been recognized in the European market for their excellence, and we will continue to further strengthen our product quality and competitiveness."

Nexen Tire currently provides world-class Original Equipment tires to a number of leading global car manufacturers, including Porsche, FCA, Volkswagen, GM, Renault-Nissan and Hyundai Kia Motors. Nexen Tire operates four cutting-edge research facilities in Korea, China, the United States and Europe, and three manufacturing facilities across Korea and Qingdao, China. The company is currently constructing a new manufacturing plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic, which will cater to the increasing demands of the European 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 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 for the first time amongst the various tire makers in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.nexentire.com.

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