Hankook Tire has announced it will partner with Peaches, the California lifestyle and fashion brand known for translating street car culture into modern-day street fashion clothing. The next step “in the near future” is for Hankook Tire’s design team and Peaches to unveil several projects, including a series of experimental sports tyre designs to appeal to up and coming generations of drivers.
Hankook Tire will supply tires for the 2019 Ford Ranger. The midsize pickup truck will be equipped as standard with Hankook’s Dynapro HT (Pattern RH12) or Dynapro AT-m (Pattern RF10) as an option.
The Dynapro HT is a highway all-season tire that is designed to be durable and deliver high levels of traction on snow. Its wide footprint is said to give good grip in all driving conditions.
Hankook Tire announce it was chose as original equipment supplier to the All-New Ford Focus Active. The tire that will be fitted is Hankook Ventus Prime 3, an ultra-high performance tire with the perfect balance between performance, comfort and safety.
Hankook Tire is restructuring its organization and has made new executive appointments. The changes will take effect as of January 2019. Plans are to create an IT strategy department to accelerate digital transformation, such as a group IT policy function, as a global company.
The organizational restructuring will include the establishment of a car life business headquarters to secure new growth engines, strengthening the provision of automobile total services, as well as the sales of tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses. In particular, it will create further synergies by expanding business areas in automotive maintenance, repair and related parts through import car dealer business.
Hankook Tire has launched its new ultra high-performance tire, the Ventus S1 evo 3, for passenger cars and SUVs.
Designed to give a sporty but comfortable ride in both dry and wet conditions, the tread of the tire incorporates innovative new materials, including high-performance natural resins, which increase grip levels. The high-grip, full-silica compound is processed using a special mixing technology, which ensures better distribution of the polymers and the filler material.
Hankook Tire announced it was chosen as the exclusive tire supplier of Formula 4 U.S. and F3 Americas Championship ladder starting in 2019.
“We are extremely pleased to bring Hankook Tire on board for the F4 United States Championship and the F3 Americas Championship,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth.
Presenting itself as a global, top-tier truck tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire has started preparations for this year’s 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, taking place in Hanover, Germany between September 20th and 27th.
Hankook will be premiering a new tire line-up for mild on- and off-road use. These tires are engineered for ultimate steering, driving, trailer axle. In an outdoor exhibition area, the company will be highlighting further brand activities.
The range of Hankook tyres for construction site applications has been expanded through the addition of new mixed on/off-road patterns to the SmartWork line. These are the SmartWork AM11 steer axle tyre, DM11 drive axle fitment and TM11 trailer tyre.
Hankook Tire Corp. introduced its second-generation electric vehicle tire, the Kinergy AS EV, which features strengthened handling and noise-reducing capabilities optimized for today’s electric vehicles.
Compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, electric vehicles have lower engine noise, higher initial acceleration and bodies that are 10 to 20% heavier, Hankook says.
Hankook Tire is giving drivers a chance to enjoy the thrill of the road with its 2018 Fall Classic Rebate on a wide array of passenger and light truck tires.
The company says it will offer online or mail-in rebate of $50 to consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook passenger or light truck tires from an authorized Hankook dealer between August 27 and September 21. Consumers can submit their rebate forms online at www.hankooktirerebates.com.