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Title 01/26/2012 - Hankook Light Truck Tire Receives A Consumers Digest Best Buy Recommendation
Date 01/30/2012 Count 6162

Hankook Light Truck Tire Receives A Consumers Digest Best Buy Recommendation

Hankook Dynapro HT performance noted as better than all others in its price range


Wayne, NJ, January 26, 2012 - Hankook Tire America Corp. today announced that its Dynapro HT Premium Highway All-Season SUV/Light Truck tire has received a Consumers Digest's Best Buy rating in the magazine's February issue. The tire received the rating in the All-Season SUV/Truck Tires Midrange category.

The magazine defines a Consumers Digest Best Buy as a product that "delivers exceptional value for a given amount of money" and one that "merits special attention from consumers" based, in general, on its combination of eight criteria: performance, ease of use, features, quality of construction, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and service requirements. Criteria specific to the publication's evaluation of tires are performance, features, expected tread life and warranty.

Launched in 2011, the Dynapro HT Premium Highway All-Season SUV/Light Truck tire offers drivers of Light Trucks, Vans and Sport Utility Vehicles improved snow traction, low rolling resistance, longer tread wear and excellent grip. Available in both P-Metric and LT-Metric sizes, the Dynapro HT is offered in 15 through 18 inch and 20 inch sizes for a broad range of SUVs and Light Trucks on the road today, giving drivers of those vehicles a quality choice in the arena of SUV/Light Truck tires.

"We are proud to receive recognition for the Dynapro HT from Consumers Digest; especially given its focus on high performance, high quality products," said Mr. Soo Il Lee, President, Hankook Tire America Corp. "Meeting Consumers Digest's rigorous criteria validates our significant investment in research and development which has continually delivered the latest technology advancements and highest quality tires for the consumer market."

Following its hands-on evaluation, the magazine went on to conclude that the Dynapro HT's performance in wet weather was better than all of the other all-season SUV/Truck tires evaluated in this price range. "We believe that this model's wide tread gives us a better grip on the road than do other midrange tires," Consumers Digest stated.

Consumers Digest, an independent consumer oriented publication, identifies and evaluates products that are available to consumers in the United States in a particular category. Through an in depth evaluation process, Consumers Digest then picks its "Best Buy" selections and groups them according to their price range. Founded in 1960, Consumers Digest can be found online at www.consumersdigest.com and at newsstands throughout the United States.

Image: Hankook Dynapro HT

*The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.

About Hankook Tire America Corp.

Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high quality, reliable products that are better for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. 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.

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