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Pirelli OE on new Hyundai Kona N

Pirelli has developed a new P Zero tyre specifically for original equipment fitment on the new Hyundai Kona N.

The first SUV produced by Hyundai’s sporting N division, the Kona N will be fitted with the new P Zero in 235/40R19 96 Y size.

The new tyre was developed through tests conducted jointly by Hyundai and Pirelli on the Nurburgring, as well as on the Namyang track in Korea over the course of a year.

Pirelli claims it has developed a bespoke P Zero tyre range with low levels of road noise to maximise onboard comfort, while making the most of each car’s performance.

It says that the P Zero tyres for the Kona N put “the emphasis on performance without compromising driving comfort”.

The tyre offers excellent wet braking performance (certified by the tyre’s ‘A’ label rating) as well as durability, handling, and comfort.

The P Zero is additionally marked ‘HN’ on the sidewall to denote that it’s been made specifically for the Korean manufacturer.

Pirelli supplies original equipment not only to the Hyundai Kona N but also to the other sporting cars in the N range, such as the all-new Hyundai i20 N and to the new Hyundai i30 N just like for its predecessor before, which also use the P Zero (in 215/40R18 89 Y and 235/35R19 91 Y sizes respectively).

This reinforces the partnership between Pirelli and Hyundai, which began in 2016 with the supply of tyres for the Hyundai i30 Fastback N and the Hyundai Veloster N.