Hankook Tire kicks off the New Year with a broad portfolio of tires at AutoZum in Salzburg
Hankook Tire will present its new tires from 16th to 19th January 2019 at AutoZum in Salzburg for the fifth consecutive year. A special highlight will be the recently launched ultra-high-performance tire Ventus S1 evo 3 for passenger cars and SUVs. Visitors to the exhibition can also look forward to a large range of cars and trucks at Stand 0201 in Hall 10.
January 11, 2019 (Neu-Isenburg, Germany) – Premium tire maker Hankook Tire kicks off the New Year with a broad portfolio of tires. Both ultra-high-performance tires as well as passenger car and truck tires will be presented at the AutoZum in Salzburg at the end of January. A special highlight is the new UHP flagship, Ventus S1 evo 3, first presented to the public at the Essen Motor Show in late November 2018. The new tire offers safe and sporty driving on both dry and wet surfaces. Among its credible features is the high steering precision and excellent handling behavior. The developers put a special focus on reducing the rolling friction while maintaining the high mileage for which its predecessor has become known. The new UHP tire will be available on the European market this spring.
Hankook Tire also presents its current tires for truck and bus fleet owners. The Smart City AU04+, designed for use on electric buses, as well as traditionally powered vehicles, features a reinforced sidewall. This protects the tire from excessive wear as a result of frequent curb contact. The Smart Work family of truck tires including steering-axle tires Smart Work AM11 and rear-axle tires Smart Work DM11, was designed primarily to meet the needs of trucks delivering to construction sites. Among their considerable attributes is their good traction, not just on construction sites, but also on the road, such as high mileage, for example.
Participation at the Salzburg exhibition is intended to further strengthen Hankook Tire’s replacement tire business in the Austrian market. “AutoZum is synonymous with new products and innovation. It is therefore an important meeting point for the industry and provides an excellent platform for expanding and intensifying our sales contacts in Austria,” says Tassilo Rodlauer, Hankook Tire Sales Director in Austria.
Hankook Tire has been able to further expand upon its position as an established supplier of original equipment for leading European car makers in recent years. "We are delighted that the perception of our brand continues to stand out in Austria and Switzerland, and more and more customers in these markets put their trust in Hankook Tire's premium tires," underlines Rodlauer.
In addition to the Ventus S1 evo 3, passenger car models also include the predecessor model Ventus S1 evo2 as well as i*cept evo2 snow tires, i*cept evo2 SUV snow tires, Ventus V12 evo2, Vantra LT and the Auto Bild test winner of 2018, Ventus Prime3. In the truck tire category, Hankook Tire has launched Smart Work AM11, Smart Work DM11 and Smart City AU04+. In addition, a DTM car will be on show. With its Ventus Race tires, Hankook Tire has been the exclusive tire partner of the popular German Touring Car Masters (DTM) since 2011. The company will also present the Laufenn product line for passenger cars. These include Laufenn X Fit, Laufenn S Fit EQ and Laufenn G Fit EQ.