Nexen Tire Recognized at 'Good Design Awards 2017'
Jan 30, 2018

'N'FERA AU7', a technologically innovative tire for a premium driving experience, was recognized in the transportation category at 'Good Design Awards 2017'.

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that its 'N'FERA AU7' tire received an award in the transportation category at 'Good Design Awards 2017'.

'Good Design Awards' is a prestigious award presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and the European Center, and features participation from numerous global corporations from many business sectors. Products and artwork in 25 categories ranging from electronics, transportation, furniture, computers and architecture are comprehensively evaluated on aesthetics, innovation and concept before being selected as a winner.

'N'FERA AU7' is an ultra-high performance (UHP) tire developed for high-end sedans. The product boasts outstanding anti-wear capabilities and wet surface braking performance, and features significantly reduced tire noise through an innovative noise reduction system. The pattern design of the tire was conceptualized based on the shape of the number seven (7).

While numerous global carmakers received awards in the transportation category, Nexen Tire was the only Korean tire company to receive an award in this category.

"Being recognized with a global design award is the result of concentrating not only on the performance and the quality of our product, but also on its design," said Kyungwoo Cheon, vice president of Nexen Tire's R&D center. "Nexen Tire will continue to invest in R&D to improve the competitiveness its products in the global 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

Source: Nexen Tire

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