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Title 03/31/2011 - Hankook Tire Introduces Two New Regional Haul Tires At 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show
Date 03/31/2011 Count 15713

Hankook Tire Introduces Two New Regional Haul Tires At
2011 Mid-America Trucking Show

Hankook broadens commercial catalog with introduction of new products

WAYNE, N.J., March 31, 2011 - Hankook Tire today unveiled two new regional haul commercial tires, the AH24 and DH06, using the Mid-America Trucking Show to showcase the products.

The new AH24 is designed as a premium regional haul, all-position tire which focuses on high-scrub situations where endurance, durability and high mileage are vital. AH24 was developed with adverse weather conditions in mind and employs solid wide ribs and an improved kerf design to displace water for outstanding grip. An enhanced sidewall design is intended to prevent damage such as cuts and abrasions and to extend casing durability and tire life cycle performance.

Also debuting at the show is the DH06, a premium deep drive, open shoulder regional haul tire developed for exceptional grip and control. An improved, deeper tread block design allows DH06 to offer extraordinary traction in rain, mud and snow conditions. Particular attention was paid to maximize DH06's casing life cycle mileage performance. Both the AH24 and DH06 will be available by the third quarter of this year.

"Commercial tires are an important part of our business in the United States," said Brian Sheehey, director of commercial tires "As we begin to see signs of recovery in the economy, we want to be positioned to help support fleets re-energize their business. With one of the industry's best warranties and exceptional value the new AH24 and DH06 are two tires that will help them do exactly that."

Both the AH24 and DH06 were designed with Hankook's e3 (pronounced e-Cubed) technology which focuses on three main areas: Energy, Economy and Environment. e3 is part of Hankook's Kontrol Technology philosophy which allows for the design and production of tires that provide a range of benefits across four areas that consumers identified as key when choosing quality tires: Performance, Safety, Comfort and a tire's impact on the Environment.

Hankook currently offers 18 truck tire models providing coverage for all truck and bus tire service applications and is available at more than 700 servicing commercial dealer locations. The tire maker has fitments with several original equipment manufacturers, including Navistar and IC Bus, and trailer companies, such as Vanguard National Trailer Corp., Hyundai Translead, Great Dane Trailers, Cheetah Chassis and Kentucky Trailer Technologies.

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.

Name Phone Email
Calvin Pak / General Manager, Marketing 973-406-3500 calvinpak@hankooktireusa.com
Henry D. Kopacz / PR & Product Marketing Specialist 973-406-3532 hkopacz@hankooktireusa.com
Kate Taylor / Brodeur on behalf of Hankook 617-587-2010 ktaylor@brodeur.com
Emma Powers / Brodeur on behalf of Hankook 212-336-7532 epowers@brodeur.com

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