The new Hyundai Ioniq 6, which is set to arrive in Ireland in the latter half of 2023, will be available with a choice of two Nexen tyres.
Nexen Tire will be supplying its N’Fera AU7 EV and the N’Fera Sport EV tyres as OE on the new fully-electric saloon.
The former is a premium four-season tyre that provides excellent braking power and comfort in various climate conditions and road conditions, according to Nexen.
It adds that by applying an optimised compound, fuel economy and wear performance are significantly improved. In particular, noise is reduced by optimising the arrangement between pattern blocks and applying multi-sequence using AI big data to enhance the low-noise design, which is the main requirement of electric vehicles.
Meanwhile, Nexen claims the N’Fera Sport EV tyre offers good performance on both wet and dry roads while securing the best drainage space. It also improves braking performance on wet roads by increasing rigidity through the use of block deformation prevention technology applied to the tyre’s lateral grooves.
High-speed driving stability and handling performance have been greatly enhanced through pattern design optimisation, and grip and braking power have been increased by using grip-specific compound.
Both products have been developed to distribute the stiffness ratio of each block of the pattern as evenly as possible and to maximise the area of contact with the road surface in order to prevent wheel slip that may be caused by the high load and torque of the electric vehicle.
In order to significantly lessen resonance sounds made while driving, the interior of the tyre has also been completely lined with ring-type sound absorption materials. These materials perform exceptionally well in terms of sound absorption.