Hankook’s Tires Selected for Audi’s Q8 Series

Hankook Tire has announced that its tires have been selected as original equipment for the new Audi Q8.

The Audi Q8 SUV Coupé is to be fitted with Hankook tires in dimensions ranging from 20 to 22 inches. As stated by the tire manufacturer, three of its tire lines have been selected to equip the four-door SUV Coupé.

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Pirelli, Nokian, Hankook among sustainability index leaders

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NEW YORK — Pirelli & C. SpA, Nokian Tyre P.L.C. and Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. are among the tire manufacturers named in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes, which is conducted annually by RobecoSam and S&P Dow Jones.

Pirelli earned the top spot globally in the automobile and components sector with 85 points, nearly 50 points higher than the sector average of 36 points.

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Hankook Tire Launches Fall Classic Rebate

With baseball season in full swing, Hankook Tire, the official tire of Major League Baseball, wants drivers to hit a home run on a new set of tires.

Hankook Tire’s Fall Classic Rebate gives buyers a chance to receive up to a $70 prepaid Mastercard when purchasing a set of one of six of Hankook’s most popular passenger and light truck tire models.

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Hankook earnings drop 42% in Q2, sales up

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SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. suffered a 42.2% drop in operating income for the quarter ended June 30 on 2.1% higher revenue, driven by increased sales of higher rim-diameter tires.

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Toyo Tires setting up European R&D centre

In just a few months’ time, Toyo Tire Corporation will begin research and development work at a new site in Europe. The tyre maker is setting up an R&D centre in Willich, Germany to support its future factory in Serbia, and intends to start operations there in the autumn. Having a local R&D presence in the vicinity of vehicle manufacturers and related companies will, says Toyo, be beneficial in terms of the quality and freshness of the information gained.

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Hankook Tire Entertained Baseball Fans During 2019 MLB All-Star Week

CLEVELAND , July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hankook Tire, the Official Tire of Major League Baseball (MLB), provided thrills to baseball fans throughout MLB All-Star Week in Cleveland, Ohio July 5-9 by giving them an opportunity to show off their best post-homer celebrations and hosting fans and veterans at the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Leading up to the All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard, on July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Hankook hosted fans at its booth at PLAY BALL PARK – the world’s largest and most playable baseball and softball field. As well as enjoying special prizes and baseball-themed Hankook merchandise, fans were given a chance to mimic their on-field heroes by pretending to celebrate a game-winning home run and showing off their best bat flip celebration at Hankook’s ‘Bat Flip’ simulator booth.

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Hankook Tire, DTM extend partnership

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Hankook Tire will remain the exclusive supplier of the DTM for the next four years, the company said. The tyre maker and DTM marketer ITR have agreed on an early extension to the partnership contract, which now runs through to 2023. The new contract sees Hankook Tire become the longest-standing tyre supplier in the history of the international racing series.

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Hankook Tire Expands OE Supply To Toyota With The All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla

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Hankook Tire announced it will start providing original equipment tires to the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla, one of the best-selling cars in the United States. From April this year, the new Corolla will be fitted with Hankook Tire’s Kinergy GT [pattern H436], a premium grand touring all-season tire for all roads.

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Hankook debuts improved super-single drive-axle truck tire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. has introduced the Hankook e3 WiDE DL21, a super-single long-haul drive tire that boasts greater life and mileage over its predecessor, the DL07.

Hankook said the e3 WiDE DL21 offers a 2-percent increase in tread life and a 10-percent drop in rolling resistance versus its predecessor.

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