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Title 03/24/2014 - Hankook Tire To Launch New SMART FLEX DL12 TBR Tire At 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show
Date 03/24/2014 Count 13455

Hankook Tire To Launch New SMART FLEX DL12 TBR Tire At 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show


Long/Regional Haul Drive tire is designed for outstanding traction, vehicle stability and maximum durability.

WAYNE, N.J. - March 24, 2014 - Hankook Tire today announced that it will launch its new SMART FLEX DL12 Long/Regional Haul Drive position TBR tire for fleet customers at the upcoming 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show. The SMART FLEX DL12 will be available for fleet customers beginning in the third quarter of 2014 and available in six sizes; 11R22.5 14 and 16 ply, 11R24.5 14 and 16 ply, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.

The SMART FLEX DL12 provides fleet customers with a Long/Regional Haul Drive tire that offers excellent traction, tread wear, handling and stability in all weather conditions through the incorporation of many unique design features including; a 4-channel full depth zig-zag groove tread pattern offering excellent traction and tread life, an optimized carcass structure for better ride and handling, an improved bead profile for superior retreadability and a multiple 3-Dimensional kerf design that provides additional traction and helps to prevent irregular wear.

“The new SMART FLEX DL12 offers fleets nationwide an innovative new drive tire which focuses on traction, handling and durability,” said Brian Sheehey, Hankook Tire America Corp. Director of Commercial Tire Sales.  “This new tire provides fleets the security and performance benefits they have been asking for in this segment.”

In addition to the new SMART FLEX DL12 Hankook will also have its recently launched e3 WIDE DL07 and e3 WIDE TL07 Ultra Wide Base drive and trailer position tires on display at its booth. The e3 WIDE DL07 and e3 WIDE TL07, first unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show, incorporate Hankook’s Spiral-Coil Technology for improved casing durability, an advanced tread pattern to prevent irregular tread wear and are both approved for Smartway.

Hankook currently offers 20 truck tire models providing coverage for all truck and bus tire service applications and is available at commercial tire dealer locations. Additionally, Hankook has a number of passenger car, light truck and commercial truck tire original equipment fitments agreements with multiple global, premium vehicle manufacturers.

Image: Hankook Tire SMART FLEX DL12

Image: Hankook Tire e3 WIDE DL07

Image: Hankook Tire e3 WIDE TL07

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.

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