Hankook expands HCV tyre portfolio
Hankook Tire is expanding its Original Equipment (OE) portfolio in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment and providing tyres in six different sizes for the award-winning Mercedes-Benz Actros.
With this Hankook Tire is extending its 2014 OE deal with Mercedes-Benz, further reinforcing the company’s relationship with Daimler AG.
Moreover, Hankook Tire plans to extend its momentum in the HCV segment by increasing supply volume for more tyre sizes in the near future.
Hankook Tire will supply four different types of tyres in accordance with the terms of its recent OE contract – AL10 and DL10 long haul tires as well as the AM06 and DM03 on- & off-road tyres.
The Hankook AL10 is designed to provide users with excellent durability and prevent uneven wear across the tyre’s surface with its advanced tread designs. Maximising handling and control, the reliable AL10 boasts improved stability for greater cornering performance and will be supplied in two sizes – 295/80R22.5 and 385/55R22.5.
The Hankook DL10 prevents uneven abrasion from occurring, all the while maintaining an outstanding driving performance. The DL10 provides increased long-term longevity by providing high grip and enhanced traction. This model is released in the sizes 295/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5.
In compliance with Euro VI of the European emission standards under which the new Actros was designed, the tyres’ cohesive and environmentally-friendly features serve as the optimal fitment for the vehicle with their higher mileage, extra high fuel efficiency and low rolling resistance.
The on- & off-road tyres Hankook AM06 and Hankook DM03, exclusively presented in tyresize 315/80R22.5, deliver enhanced toughness, longer tread-life and improved traction, making them ideal for traversing even the most inhospitable road conditions. The AM06 and DM03 boast high performance, resisting cutting and chipping with their split-and bruise-resistant side wall rubber.
Moreover, they are equipped with a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures, coupled with the outstanding casing durability by computer optimized case construction.