LAS VEGAS— Hankook Tire America Corp. has added a touring tire for SUVs to its Dynapro line of products.
The Dynapro HPX, available in January, is an all-season touring tire that fulfills Hankook's Dynapro portfolio by offering a lineup for on-road touring, the tire maker said.
"Dynapro is Hankook's flagship offering for SUVs, offering performance and reliability to drivers in a variety of driving conditions and scenarios," Rob Williams, president, Hankook Tire America, said.
"The Dynapro HPX builds on our success in this category by providing drivers with an all-season touring option that delivers extended tread life, enhanced safety and outstanding comfort. Dynapro HPX is the latest product in Hankook's line-up that delivers on our promise of innovation and technology that can go the distance."
The Dynapro HPX is designed to deliver year-round performance for drivers looking for smooth, comfortable driving in a variety of weather conditions, Hankook said.
The tire features include:
- A new all-season compound that increases the contact area to spread ground pressure, allowing Dynapro HPX to last up to 12% longer than competing tires with the same mileage warranty, based on internal tests;
- Improved all-season grip and handling delivered through 3D GripKontrol sipes that improve snow braking by 4%, wet braking by 15% and wet handling by 7%, compared with Dynapro HPX's predecessor, the Dynapro HP; and
- Tread pattern noise is minimized with knurling technology and optimized multi-pitch sequencing for improved driver comfort.
Dynapro HPX will be available in 39 sizes ranging from 16- to 22-inch rim diameters, with speed ratings up to V. The Dynapro HPX comes with a 70,000-mile limited tread wear warranty. The tire is being produced at plants in the U.S. and South Korea. Pricing will be determined.
Hankook's Dynapro lineup now encompasses five products for light trucks and SUVs for various driving scenarios: the Dynapro HPX and Dynapro HT for on-road driving; the Dynapro AT2 Xtreme for all-terrain; the Dynapro XT for rugged terrain; and the Dynapro MT2 for muddy off-road terrain.