Hankook Tire Launches Four New Tires at 2013 SEMA Show
Latest Technologies Featured at Company's SEMA Press Conference
Wayne, NJ - November 6, 2013 - At a press conference held in its booth (#43101) on the floor of the 2013 SEMA Show, Hankook Tire America Corp. today unveiled four new products including an Ultra-High Performance Summer tire for passenger cars, a High Performance All-Season tire for passenger cars, a Premium Ultra-High Performance tire for SUVs and crossover vehicles, and a High Performance All-Season tire for SUVs, crossover vehicles and light trucks.
“These four new tires coupled with our recent announcements to build a new manufacturing facility in Tennessee and multiple new OE agreements with major manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Nissan, Toyota, and Honda clearly demonstrate our commitment to not only furthering our position as a leading premium tire brand but also to developing and delivering the safest, highest performing quality tires to our customers and consumers in the U.S. and around the world,” said Mr. Byeong Jin Lee, President, Hankook Tire America Corp.
The new Ventus V12 evo2, an Ultra-High Performance Summer tire for passenger cars, consists of a sophisticated sidewall design and an advanced ‘Aqua Jet’ tread pattern design to offer drivers of sports cars, coupes and sedans with high speed stability, improved braking performance in wet and dry conditions, enhanced eco-performance, and better wear-resistance. The Ventus V12 evo2 will be available to consumers during the first half of 2014 in 62 sizes and many popular 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 inch fitments.
The new Ventus V2 concept2, a High Performance All-Season tire for passenger cars, features a high-density nylon reinforced belt design to aid in maintaining optimal tire contact pressure, and maximizing overall cornering and handling performance. The latest Hankook product also offers a 3D tread block design and solid center rib to provide optimal braking and handling performance, a noise control block designed into the shoulder tread to help minimize unwanted road noise, and a Visual Alignment Indicator siping system which offers drivers an easy way to check tire wear and vehicle alignment by comparing tire wear on both the inside and outside of the tire’s contact patch. The Ventus V2 concept2 will be available to consumers during the first half of 2014 in 22 sizes and many popular 15, 16, 17, and 18 inch fitments.
The new Ventus S1 evo2 SUV, a Premium Ultra-High Performance tire for SUVs and crossover vehicles, has been engineered with technology developed from Hankook Tire’s experience as the official tire supplier for the extremely competitive European DTM racing series. The Ventus S1 evo2 SUV offers drivers of SUVs and crossover vehicles exceptional braking in both wet and dry conditions, excellent cornering grip, and low rolling resistance for improved vehicle fuel efficiency. The Ventus S1 evo2 SUV will be available to consumers during the second half of 2014 in 13 sizes in many popular 19, 20 and 21 inch fitments.
The new Dynapro HP2, a High Performance All-Season tire for SUVs, crossover vehicles and light trucks, is designed with 4-channel circumferential grooves to resist hydroplaning and improve wet condition performance, radial sipes and grooves which provide improved handling in dry conditions by locking together for greater tread block stiffness as well as resistance to hydroplaning by providing efficient water evacuation from the tire’s contact patch, a high stiffness center rib for precise steering control and feedback, and silencer sipes to prevent unwanted harmonic tread pattern sound. The Dynapro HP2 will be available to consumers during the second half of 2014 in 36 sizes in many popular 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 inch fitments.
In addition to rolling out its newest tires today, Hankook also gave attendees a look at the future of tire technology, showcasing in its booth the recently unveiled Hankook iFlex airless concept tire. The Hankook iFlex is made from up to 95 percent recyclable materials, consumes less energy during use, and does not require air unlike conventional tires, lowering fuel consumption while simultaneously increasing vehicle safety.
Image: Hankook Ultra-High Performance Summer Ventus V12 evo2
Image: Hankook High Performance All-Season Ventus V2 concept2
Image: Hankook Ultra-High Performance Ventus S1 evo2 SUV
Image: Hankook High Performance All-Season Dynapro HP2
Image: Hankook iFlex Airless Tire Concept.
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 in the United States.