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New premium original fitment options with Hankook Tire's Ventus S1 evo² SUV, winter i*cept evo² SUV, or Kinergy GT

Products New premium original fitment options with Hankook Tire's Ventus S1 evo² SUV, winter i*cept evo² SUV, or Kinergy GT 2018. 05. 31 - The current generation of the BMW X3 has been on the market since November 2017, and is available with tire options including Hankook Tire's summer tires in the size 225/60 R18 104 W XL or Hankook Tire's winter tires in 225/60 R18 104 H XL or an all season tire. With more than 1.5 million vehicles sold world-wide since the BMW X3 was launched in 2003, the model is one of the most popular in its class. The premium Hankook Ventus S1 evo² SUV, winter i*cept evo² SUV, and Kinergy GT tires contribute towards the brand-typical driving dynamics and agile handling of the new BMW X3. The passenger car version of these tires has already proven itself as an original fitment tire on the flagship BMW 7 Series among others. May 31, 2018 (Seoul, Korea) - Hankook Tire wins another original fitment order covering both summer and winter tires, this time for the current BMW X3. This year for the first time, 25 percent of passenger car production will be for the popular SUV vehicle segment in Europe. Hankook Tire supplies its Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires in an SUV version especially for this product class. The BMW Group recognised the trend towards this versatile vehicle class early and was very successful with the predecessor models of the BMW X3. In terms of tires for the third BMW X3 generation, the manufacturer favours the Hankook Tire brand amongst others. The BMW X3 can be delivered with the Ventus S1 evo² SUV in size 225/60 R18 104 W XL or Hankook Tire's winter i*cept evo² SUV in 225/60 R18 104 H XL for a dynamic sporty appearance, or with the all season tire Kinergy GT. With the summer tire in particular, the BMW Group required Hankook Tire's engineers to develop a tire that offers a high performance without compromising comfort, thus not only doing justice to the brand's sporty reputation but also matching the comfortable yet agile character of the BMW X3. To meet these requirements, the Ventus S1 evo² SUV with the star marking for the BMW X3 has been fitted with a specially adapted bead filler. This has been specifically designed for more sporty vehicles and offers the necessary rigidity to guarantee high steering precision that does justice to the vehicle's driving dynamics and still gently cushions the increased weight of an SUV. To be able to cope with high temperatures the Ventus S1 evo² SUV is exposed to driving at approved speeds of up to 270km/h and the reinforced layers are made of a specially developed heat-resistant hybrid textile. The high rigidity of the lower sidewall also achieves particularly good handling characteristics. The rolling resistance has been significantly reduced with the aid of a multi-layer tread structure. At the same time, the tread compound enhances wet grip, thus optimally supplementing the safety features of the BMW X3. The tires also offer a particularly low rolling noise to match the acoustic glazing of the windscreen fitted as standard. The innovative DTM inspired 3-layer block design, with its special staircase arrangement of the outer rib blocks, ensures an improved contact surface even as tire wear progresses, thereby guaranteeing very good traction throughout the entire lifetime of the tire. “The fact that our summer and winter tires are now being used as original equipment not only for the BMW 7 Series but also for the BMW X3 is a testament to the engineering performance of our tire developers and proof of the high quality of our products,” said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tire. “Hankook Tire's investment in its own winter testing ground “Technotrac” in Ivalo, Finland, which provides us with a very good basis for the development of winter tires for original fitment as well, is certainly paying off on the European market, which is a very important market for us.” Like the summer tires, the winter i*cept evo² SUV with the star marking has been designed to provide optimum support for the driving dynamics of the BMW X3 even in wintry weather conditions. Development work focussed particularly on good track performance as well as on low rolling resistance. By minimising block movement and wear, 3D sipes applied to the entire tread area ensure additional driving stability as well as improving the general handling properties with the aid of maximised edge effects. A highly dispersible nano-silica compound is used, which prevents hardening of the tire at low temperatures and thus ensures better grip on wintry and wet roads through greater elasticity of the tire contact area, as shown by the short braking distances. The rolling noise is pleasantly quiet for a winter tire, thus increasing driving comfort and reducing noise pollution for the environment. Prev Hankook Tire Partners with ARLANXEO for High-Performance Tire Technology Development 2018-05-28 Next Hankook Tire Announces 2018 Q1 Financial Result 2018-04-27 List

Hankook's Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV gains 'Recommended' award in the Auto Express 2022 SUV Summer Tire Test

Products Hankook's Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV gains 'Recommended' award in the Auto Express 2022 SUV Summer Tire Test 2022. 08. 05 - Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tire aced the wet tests and performed well in the dry - Reviews commend its grip, excellent road handling and overall performance - The 4th Auto Express award for Hankook Tyre UK in 2022 Daventry, UK, August 5, 2022 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire has received its 4th award this year from Auto Express with the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV being placed 2nd in the Auto Express SUV Tire Test 2022 and receiving the 'Recommended' accolade. This new test from Auto Express is the result of the growing popularity of SUVs on today's roads. Hankook very nearly did the double with this SUV version of its 2021 test winning Ventus S1 evo 3 with the S1 evo 3 SUV being described as 'the tire to have in the wet' (Auto Express, July 20, 2022) with two section victories and decent results in aquaplaning. The report highlights that over 700 customer reviews gave this tire a high rating of 4.6/5 with Blackcircles.com commenting “This new tire is proving to be a popular choice early on, with reviews commending its grip, excellent road handling and overall performance” (July 20, 2022). Hankook has already picked up three awards from Auto Express this year, namely 2022 Product of the Year accolades for the ultra-high-performance Ventus S1 evo 3 and the all-season Kinergy 4S 2 with the Winter i*cept RS 2 securing a 'Commended' rating. Sooil Lee, CEO & President of Hankook Tire & Technology commented, “This is an excellent achievement for the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV and extends our award-winning credentials into the SUV market. Hankook is proud to be a global premium tire manufacturer and achieving recognition from Auto Express demonstrates Hankook's commitment to such high levels of quality and performance.” Summer performance for SUVs The Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV has significantly increased sidewall strength compared to standard products thanks to "bead packing", the use of a special nylon material in the sidewall area. The two-layer carcass and the use of an aramid composite material reduce the unwanted expansion of the rolling circumference at high speeds by up to 60 percent compared to previous patterns. The tires therefore have very high driving stability and steering precision, as well as increased durability due to lower overall heat development. The sporty and dynamic performance on both dry and wet roads is further enhanced by a new tread compound using high-performance natural resins. As a result, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV achieves a consistently high level of performance across a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Prev Hankook Tire announces 2022 Q2 financial results 2022-08-02 Next Hankook Tire to invest $1.6B in Tennessee Plant expansion 2022-08-29 List

Hankook Ventus original equipment tires fitted on the VW Golf GTI, Golf R and Tiguan R models

OE Hankook Ventus original equipment tires fitted on the VW Golf GTI, Golf R and Tiguan R models 2022. 03. 21 - Hankook Tire equips three further Volkswagen models with Ultra-High-Performance products - Sport models Golf GTI, Golf R and Tiguan R to roll off the lines fitted with Hankook Ventus - 19-inch Ventus S1 evo 3 tires fitted on both VW Golf models - The VW Tiguan R will be delivered with 20-inch Ventus S1 evo 2 SUV tires or optionally with 21-inch Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tires Neu-Isenburg, Germany, March 18, 2022 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire, an original equipment supplier to Volkswagen for many years, is equipping three further vehicles from the Wolfsburg-based car manufacturer with its tires. Ultra-High-Performance (UHP) tire patterns Ventus S1 evo 3 will be fitted on the Golf GTI und Golf R; and Ventus S1 evo 2 SUV or evo 3 SUV on the Tiguan R. “The tires deployed on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R, and Tiguan R, are also ideal for everyday use, thereby further expanding our portfolio of original equipment. This shows once again the wide range of our products, which are designed to fulfill the most diverse requirements,” commented Moonhwa Hong, Senior Vice President and CTO of OE Development Department at Hankook Tire. “We placed particular emphasis on ensuring that the tires perfectly combine sportiness and the comfort required for a high level of everyday use.” The particularly sporty R variant of the Tiguan will be exclusively fitted with the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV which has a wheel size of 21 inches. The Ventus S1 evo 2 SUV, which has already received many awards from the European trade media, is available for the 20-inch wheel size. Both SUV patterns demonstrate a successful combination of high-level dynamic response, comfort and wet grip, especially in challenging conditions. The Ventus S1 evo 3 is equipped with a high-strength bead core, which in combination with the reinforced sidewall ensures high driving and directional stability, as well as steering precision. These features support sporty and dynamic handling, which is particularly beneficial for the high-performance Golf GTI and R models. In addition, the particularly light rayon carcass and the use of a special aramid composite material in the belt area reduce unwanted increases in the rolling circumference by up to 60 percent, even at very high speeds, compared to previously commonly-used materials. This also has a positive effect on driving stability and steering precision. The special tread compound uses high-performance natural resins and ensures the necessary grip, as well as excellent traction and braking performance on both dry and wet road surfaces. “Hankook Tire and Volkswagen's relationship dates back to 2001. Since then, we fitted many of Volkswagen's popular models including SUV and electric vehicle. We are glad to deepen our partnership with Volkswagen, one of the world's leading and the most important carmakers.” said Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President and Director of OE Division at Hankook Tire. Hankook tire size overview for the VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R and VW Tiguan R Dimension Model Profile 235/35R19 91Y VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 255/40R20 101Y XL VW Tiguan R Hankook Ventus S1 evo 2 SUV 255/35R21 98Y XL VW Tiguan R Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV Prev Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook starts its season 2022-03-21 Next Hankook Tire Chongqing plant awarded National Green Factory recognition 2022-03-21 List