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DTM, Hankook to guest star at Super GT finale

DTM, Hankook to guest star at Super GT finale

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the season finale at the Hockenheimring in Germany last month, the DTM touring car championship and exclusive tyre partner Hankook are heading for extra time in the land of the rising sun. On 11 and 12 November, the three competing manufacturers, Audi, BMW and Mercedes AMG, will be present at the final of the Super GT series in Motegi/Japan, returning the visit to Hockenheim made by Super GT.

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Hankook increases courtesy car scheme

Hankook increases courtesy car scheme

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook has increased its courtesy car scheme with the introduction of a larger fleet of stylish own-branded Hyundai i10s, which have been offered to a selection of supportive dealers across its UK retail network.

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Hankook Tire receives Schmitz Cargobull ‘Strategic Partnership’ award

Hankook Tire receives Schmitz Cargobull ‘Strategic Partnership’ award

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The inaugural Schmitz Cargobull Supplier Day was recently held as part of the company’s 125-year anniversary celebrations. The trailer manufacturer honoured suppliers in a variety of categories during the event, including Hankook Tire, the only tyre maker to take home a prize. Hankook was honoured with the ‘Strategic Partnership’ award.

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Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS² has proved successful in the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Finishing a close second against seven other tyre brands in the popular 225/45R17 size found on many family cars, the tyre achieved first place finishes in several categories including snow braking, snow traction and snow circle.

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Hankook Tyre UK extends courtesy car scheme

Hankook Tyre UK extends courtesy car scheme

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has extended its courtesy car scheme with the introduction of a larger fleet of branded Hyundai i10s offered to a selection of supportive dealers across its UK retail network. The scheme, set up in 2015, is designed to incentivise supportive dealers with 25 new 67-plate Hankook-liveried Hyundai i10s. The car was selected for its low running costs, and has been supplied to a selection of retailers around the UK over a two-and-a-half-year period as a courtesy car.

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Hankook launches first exclusively US-made car tyres

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has released the Kinergy PT (H737, the first tyre made exclusively at the company’s Clarksville, Tennessee plant in the USA.

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Spring 2018 launch for Hankook Kinergy Eco²

Spring 2018 launch for Hankook Kinergy Eco²

Friday 15th September 2017 | 0 Comments

A new generation of Hankook Kinergy Eco will be released in spring 2018. The Kinergy Eco² was developed for modern small, compact and mid-range vehicles and, like its predecessor, a focus has been placed upon safety, fuel economy and driving comfort. An initial launch range of 52 sizes will cover demand in the 13- to 16-inch rim diameter size bracket.

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Hankook retains inclusion in DJSI World second year

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has been included in the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the second year in a row. The DJSI, launched in 1999 as a joint product of S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, is the first global index to track financial, environmental, and social influence of global top 2,500 companies in terms of market capitalisation. The DJSI includes sustainability leaders in each industry group who were identified through a corporate sustainability assessment.

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Hankook updates sound absorption technology

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook reports that it has updated its sound absorber technology with a new foam and adhesion process that further reduce tyre weight. The next foam is said to reduce internal noise levels by as much as 5 to 7 dB(A).

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Hankook UHP Ventus S1 evo² tyre selected for new Audi RS 5 Coupé

Hankook UHP Ventus S1 evo² tyre selected for new Audi RS 5 Coupé

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s ultra-high performance flagship tyre, the Ventus S1 evo², will be fitted to the latest Audi RS5 Coupé as original equipment in 19 and 20-inch sizes. The tyre manufacturer has previously supplied the tyre to Audi’s TT RS in 2016. The RS 5 Coupé will use the newly developed V6 biturbo engine, which combines performance with greater efficiency. This suitability for everyday use is, Hankook states, reflected in the tyres, which are designed to provide sporty handling alongside driving comfort, and improved grip alongside durability.

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Eifel classic requires correct tyre management: DTM tyre supplier Hankook

Eifel classic requires correct tyre management: DTM tyre supplier Hankook

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hankook supplied DTM championship enters the final third of its 2017 season at the Nürburgring this weekend for races 13 and 14. The tyre manufacturer and exclusive DTM partner states that the correct management of the race tyre and a pit stop strategy tailored to the racetrack and the car set-up will be keys to success in the Eifel Mountains. In the last meeting at Zandvoort, discussed in the video below, this was exemplified by Loic Duval (Audi), who climbed from 13th on the grid to finish runner-up, completing 26 of the 37 laps on one set of the Ventus Race – the longest stint by any of the drivers, and one that earned him the first podium of his DTM career.

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Hankook Ventus R-s4 arrives down under

Hankook Ventus R-s4 arrives down under

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

A successor to the Hankook Ventus R-s3 UHP range has been launched in Australia, and Hankook Tyre Australia says the new Ventus R-s4 semi-slick has been “designed with maximised grip, durability, and handling performance,” making it “perfect for both track and general driving.”

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Technotrac facility helps Hankook reduce costs, increase efficiency of winter testing

Technotrac facility helps Hankook reduce costs, increase efficiency of winter testing

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook opened its Technotrac winter tyre testing facility in Ivalo, Finland early in 2017. With facilities ready for both commercial vehicle testing and future expansion, the facility will help the manufacturer push forward its winter and all-season ranges for the European and global markets. Tyres & Accessories spoke to vice president Klaus Krause, head of the Europe Technical Center about its European Technotrac winter testing facility and the segment in general.

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Red Dot Awards for five tyres

Red Dot Awards for five tyres

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised on 3 July at the Red Dot Gala 2017 event in Essen, Germany, and amongst the products selected by the 9-strong Red Dot judging panel were five tyres; these gained ‘Red Dot’ awards in Product Design. The awarded tyres are the Continental PremiumContact 6, Federal 595RS-RR, Laufenn I FIT, Kumho Crugen HP71 and Nexen N’Fera RU1.

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Korean OEMs switching to European tyre brands

Monday 10th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Sales of imported tyres in Korea increased by more than 40 per cent in the January to April period when compared with 2016 figures, according to the Korea Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA). If this pace continues, imported tyres will set a record high this year. According to KOTMA, this is largely due to Hyundai Motor and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors introducing imported tyres on their models, media said.

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