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Title 8/22/2007 - Hankook Debuts New Tires At The Great American Trucking Show
Date 08/28/2007 Count 14297

Hankook Debuts New Tires At The Great American Trucking Show

WAYNE, N.J. (Aug. 22, 2007) - Hankook Tire America Corp., manufacturer of ultra-high performance passenger, SUV, truck and bus tires, will be exhibiting new tires at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, TX, on August 23-25, 2007.

At GATS, Hankook (booth #20140) will unveil the TL01 radial tire which features a superior 6 rib design for Line Haul Trailer applications. These tires provide low rolling resistance for increased mileage and fuel economy, multi-angled siping in the interior ribs for outstanding wet traction, and a defense groove on the outer rib to enhance irregular wear resistance. The tires also include center groove stone ejectors that add a layer of protection against stone drilling. The TL01 is available in the following sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.

In addition, Hankook Tire will launch the following truck and bus tire size expansions at GATS:

· AM02 - 445/65R22.5

· AM06 - 315/80R22.5 (10,000 lb. load capacity for Sanitation Applications)

· AH12 - 275/70R22.5

“Hankook Tire is very proud to showcase our new and existing products at the Great American Trucking Show,” said Brian Sheehey, Director of Commercial Tires. “With our new TL01 trailer tires and the tire size expansion, trucking fleets and owner/operators alike can expect superior traction, increased mileage, and improved fuel efficiency all backed by North America’s most comprehensive truck tire warranty .”

About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. is a technology-focused, market-driven company that markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires to more than 400 independent dealers through 3000+ retail sales locations in the United States and Canada.
For more information, please visit Hankook Tire’s web site at www.hankooktireusa.com.

Hankook Tire America Corp Media Contacts:
Bill Bainbridge Chris O’Connell Lucy Capurro
Director Brand Communication Senior Account Executive Account Executive
Phone : 973- 633-9000 ext. 531 Phone : 818-992-4353 Phone : 818-992-4353
Fax : 973 633-0028 Fax : 818-992-0543 Fax : 818-992-0543

wbainbridge@hankooktireusa.com

coconnell@jmprpublicrelations.com

lcapurro@jmprpublicrelations.com

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