NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Inc. has expanded the size range of its Kinergy PT and Kinergy ST all-season touring tire lines by over 50 sizes, which are being produced at the company's plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
The Kinergy PT is described as a "premium" all-season grand touring tire targeted at owners of cars and SUVs. Hankook backs this model with a 90,000-mile limited treadwear warranty, free road-hazard coverage and a 30-day free trial.
The PT's tread pattern features wide circumferential grooves for enhanced water evacuation for better traction in wet conditions. It carries an 860/A/A UTQG rating and is "optimized" for long-distance travel, safety and driving performance, the company said.
Hankook is adding 32 sizes to the PT line, expanding the size range to 58 sizes covering 14- to 19-inch rim diameters, ranging from 185/65R14 to 255/45R19 in T, H or V speed ratings.
The Kinergy ST is described as a "standard" touring all-season tire that's offered with a white sidewall version. Hankook backs the ST with a 70,000-mile limited treadwear warrant, a 30-day free trial and road-hazard coverage.
The ST features an "optimized" tread element pitch sequence that helps reduce road noise and increase comfort, Hankook said, as well as variable-angle siping the tie-bar integration for better all-season performance.
Hankook is adding 20 sizes to the ST line, expanding the size range to 66 SKUs covering 13- to 17-inch rim diameters, ranging from 175/70R13 to 235/60R18 in T and H speed ratings.
Hankook said these two Kinergy products cover a wide range of SKUs found on popular U.S. vehicles.
"By offering over 50 new sizes across our Kinergy line, consumers have more options than ever when it comes to finding a safe, comfortable, and fuel-efficient tire to meet their daily driving needs," Peter Jung, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Hankook Tire America, said.
Hankook did not disclose pricing information.