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Hankook Tire fits 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV with Dynapro AT2 as Rebelle Rally kicks off
- Women's off-road navigation rally raid in the U.S. starts on October 7
- Hankook Tire is an official tire provider for Kia’s rally-ready Sorento PHEVs and Sorento EX media vehicle
- Hankook Dynapro AT2 all-terrain tires deliver all-around performance and longer mileage
Seoul, Korea, October 7, 2021 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is fitting Kia’s rally-ready Sorento PHEVs that is taking part in this year’s Rebelle Rally, world’s first women’s off-road navigation competition raid in the United States. Hankook Tire equips the Kia’s rally vehicles with its Dynapro AT2 all-terrain tires.
Founded in 2015, Rebelle Rally covers more than 1,500 meters of terrain across Nevada and California desert in the U.S. What makes the rally special is that it’s not a race for speed. No electronics are allowed for navigation, and participating vehicles need to cope with demanding challenges driving off the pavement. A total of fifty two-woman teams will race in a mix of crossovers, SUVs and pickups for ten days starting from October 7.
Hankook Tire is supporting Kia’s two Sorento PHEVs running in the rally and a Sorento EX being used as a media vehicle with its high-end Dynapro AT2. The Dynapro AT2 is an all-terrain tire featuring a multi-directional tread design for stronger traction in wet, winter and off-road conditions, while further decreasing road noise and increasing ride comfort. It boasts a longer tread life thanks to a wider, more advanced footprint resulting in more evenly distributed stress and uniform wear.
Alyssa Roenigk from ESPN takes part as a driver and Sabrina Howells will take the passenger seat with navigation responsibilities. The second team will have professional driver Verena Mei at the helm with experienced navigator Tana White by her side. With Hankook Tire as the tire sponsor to Kia, the Sorento rally vehicles will sport the Hankook Tire logo on the rear passenger windows and front bumpers. It’s the first time for Hankook Tire to supply race tires for the Rebelle Rally.
Sooil Lee, President and CEO at Hankook Tire & Technology says, “We are proud to announce that we are selected as a tire supplier for Kia’s rally vehicles for the Rebelle Rally. Understanding that tires play a crucial role in motorsports, we have been supplying various motorsports events with our race tires for many years now. We wish the fantastic result for Kia and we sure will do our best to support the team by offering the premier off-road performance and stable driving even on steep and bumpy roads with outstanding grip and driving force.”