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Hankook at Tire Cologne 2024

  • Premiere at Stand C040 D049 in Hall 8.1: Hankook to present new iON GT for electric vehicles at the leading trade fair for the tyre industry
  • Paving the way for the mobility revolution: The new e-SMART City AU56 for all-electric city buses
  • Hankook is showcasing Alpahtread at the AZuR stand in the ‘Circular Economy Area’
Hankook at Tire Cologne 2024

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 2nd May 2024 – Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook will be presenting a product innovation at “Tire Cologne” from 4 to 6 June 2024. Alongside the iON summer, winter and all-weather tyres, another addition to the iON family will be a highlight from the passenger car market, on Stand C040 D049 in Hall 8.1. For the first time Hankook will also be showcasing the new e-SMART City AU56 tyre for electric city buses. In addition to its own stand, Hankook will be represented as a co-exhibitor at the stand of “Allianz Zukunft Reifen” (AZuR) with its Alphatread hot retread brand for commercial vehicle tyres. The network is committed to the best possible recycling of used tyres, the protection of resources and the avoidance of waste. Hankook has been a partner in the AZuR network since 2023.

New summer tyre for electric vehicles from the iON series

At the Tire Cologne exhibition Hankook will be presenting a new tyre from its iON series for electric vehicles. The iON GT is largely made from recycled and renewable materials and is designed for use on all-electric saloon cars, city cars and SUVs. The ISCC PLUS certification also confirms its sustainability claim. A passenger car version will be followed by one for SUVs.

e-SMART: Premiere of the first commercial vehicle tyre from the new EV tyre series

In conjunction with the development of environmentally compatible tyres for passenger vehicles, Hankook has also focussed on the requirements of the local and long-distance public transportation sector. At the exhibition the premium tyre manufacturer will premiere the e-SMART City AU56 commercial vehicle tyre that is specifically tailored to the needs of electric buses. The e-SMART City AU56 enables a higher tread wear durability range per battery charge than standard tyres, and safely transmits the high torque of electric vehicles to the road. In addition to this the tyre is optimised to give it a higher weight rating. For the development of the e-SMART City AU56, Hankook utilised the latest technologies including AI-assisted design, digital twin technology and 3D-printed tread moulds. The new commercial vehicle tyre is designed for regrooving and retreading, thereby making a significant contribution to reducing resource consumption.

Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award-winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/street circuits/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship since 2023. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 38 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European region.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com

Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Marketing Communications Europe | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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