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Title 08/29/2011 - Hankook Tire Hits Another One Out Of The Park With Fall Baseball-inspired Promotion
Date 08/29/2011 Count 12680

Hankook Tire Hits Another One Out Of The Park
With Fall Baseball-inspired Promotion


"Great Hit" Mail-in Rebate Offer and New Car Giveaway are
a Homerun for Consumers


WAYNE, N.J., August, 29, 2011 - Hankook Tire America Corp's winning streak continues as it kicks off its "2011 Great Hit" consumer rebate and car giveaway promotion celebrating America's favorite pastime. The promotion builds off the success of Hankook's spring "Great Catch" baseball promotion which rewarded thousands of consumers with cash rebates and one lucky person a 2011 Ford Explorer Limited, which will be presented to the winner on August 30th, 2011 at Comerica Park with the Detroit Tigers.

For this fall's "Great Hit" promotion Hankook has increased the rebate offer, providing consumers who purchase four select Hankook tires from an authorized Hankook dealer between September 1 and November 30, 2011 with a mail-in rebate of up to $80. Eligible tires include the Ultra-High Performance Hankook Ventus V12 evo, the new Luxury Performance Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H426 and the Performance Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H727. This promotion not only allows consumers to save money on the purchase of a new set of high quality Hankook tires, but save at the gas pump while at the same time helping to save the environment. Hankook's new Optimo H426 provides improved rolling resistance performance via an advanced silica rubber compound and tread design. Consumers can locate one of thousands of participating retailers using Hankook's dealer locator on its web site at www.hankooktireusa.com.

In addition, Hankook also announced the launch of the "Great Hit" car giveaway promotion that will award one grand prize winner the keys to a new 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Sedan, one of the best selling and award winning luxury sedans on the market today. Consumers can register online for the giveaway at www.hankooktireusa.com/greathit2011 between September 1st and November 30th, 2011, and be entered into a random drawing for the grand prize (no purchase necessary).

"With the growing popularity of the Hankook brand here in the United States, our Great Catch and Great Hit promotions have been very successful, generating significant participation among both consumers and dealers," said Mr. Soo Il Lee, President of Hankook Tire America Corp. "We're excited for this fall's Great Hit promotion, which brings the new Luxury Performance Touring All-Season Optimo H426 to the product mix. The Optimo H426 is a result of our focus on producing the highest quality tires, equipped with cutting edge technology to provide consumers with exceptional performance and value."

Hankook will be promoting the Great Hit Mail-in Rebate and 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Giveaway through print, television and online channels. Additionally, Hankook TV commercials will add a "2011 Great Hit" tag to TV spots running on various cable and regional networks.

Products supported by the 2011 'Great Hit' Mail-In Rebate offer include:

  • Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Engineered to provide superior handling and feedback during extreme driving conditions, the award winning Ventus V12 evo is Hankook's top-of-the-line Ultra-High Performance tire. Ventus V12 evo delivers unparalleled braking and control for the best in ultra-high performance.

  • Hankook Optimo H426 - Offering both performance and comfort, the new for 2011 Luxury Performance Touring All-Season Optimo H426 features a unique rib-block design to minimize vibration and noise. With its smooth, quiet ride and advanced silica tread compound, drivers experience excellent performance in all season conditions. Lower rolling resistance and better treadwear allow for superior fuel economy and savings. The Optimo H426 is original equipment on vehicles such as the 2011 Ford Explorer, Fiesta and Flex, 2011 Lincoln MKT, 2011 Volkswagen Passat, 2011 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata as well as the 2011 Kia Sportage.

  • Hankook Optimo H727 - For slick driving conditions during the fall season, the Performance Touring All-Season Optimo H727 offers a comfortable ride and phenomenal traction. Innovatively designed, the computer calculated tread pattern provides long tread life and excellent handling in all seasons. The Optimo H727 also offers one best warranties in the industry with a 100,000 limited treadwear and road hazard warranty.

For more information, please visit the Hankook website at www.hankooktireusa.com

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