Hankook Tire Equips Two Dynapro OE Fitments to the new 2019 Ford Ranger
- - All-season tire optimized for off-road with longer tread wear and better grip under all driving conditions
- - Hankook Tire and Ford’s collaboration of technology and off-road innovation
December 19, 2018 (Seoul, Korea) - Hankook Tire continues its collaboration with Ford Motor Company by supplying the new 2019 Ford Ranger with two original fitments for the iconic midsize pickup. The Ranger will come standard with Hankook Tire’s Dynapro HT [Pattern RH12], with the available option of the more off-road focused Dynapro AT-m [Pattern RF10].
The Dynapro HT is a premium highway all-season tire optimized for longer tread wear and improved snow traction, and features a wider footprint for better grip under all driving conditions. Available with the Ford Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road Package is the Dynapro AT-m, an aggressive, all-terrain tire designed to enhance the Ranger’s already impressive off-road capabilities. With a tougher pattern design and block structure, the Dynapro AT-m guards against cuts and impacts from sharp objects, in addition to a reinforced carcass and rubber gauge to improve hill climbing and stability both on and off the road. Sizes 265/60R18 A/T BSW, 265/60R18 A/T OWL, 265/65R17 A/T OWL, 255/70R16 AS BSW, and LT 265/65R17 A/T OWL will be equipped to the Ranger.
The new 2019 Ford Ranger is an integration of 100 years of Ford Trucks’ toughness, durability, and engineering. Powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine paired to an efficient 10-speed automatic, the Ranger’s muscular body features a high beltline that emphasizes strength, while a raked grille and windshield provide an athletic appearance – designed to aid in aerodynamics and reduce wind noise. Short overhangs are functional off-road for clearing obstacles.
The Ranger sports great approach and departure angles making it a desirable choice to off-road and rock-crawling enthusiasts. In addition to upgraded rubber by way of the Dynapro AT-m tires, the available FX4 Off-Road Package also comes with off-road-tuned shocks and suspension, rear locking differential, and four distinct drive modes to help conquer a variety of different terrains.
Ford Motor Co. and Hankook Tire have collaborated with their respective products since 1999. Among the Ranger, Hankook Tire also supplies tires for the F-150, as well as the Ford E-Series trucks.
“Hankook Tire is excited to be a part of launch of the Ford Ranger with two of our most capable tires for on and off the road,” said Hyun Jun Cho, Head of OE Division. “With the HT and AT-m, the Dynapro product line is designed for those who want to get the most out of their adventures.”
The fitment on Ford’s Ranger represents Hankook Tire’s continued commitment to growth in the U.S. with both its America headquarters and tire plant in Tennessee.