Global leading premium tire maker Hankook Tire announced that the company will be the original equipment for the new Audi Q8.
Progressive design and pioneering technology characterize the Q family of the German-based car manufacturer.
Three Hankook tire lines are used for the four-door SUV Coupé: the Dynapro HP 2 Plus in the sizes 275/50 R20 113H X, 285/45 R21 113H XL and 285/40 R22 110H XL, with additional dimensions to follow, and the ultra-high performance summer and winter treads Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV and Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV respectively in 285/45 R21 113 Y XL and V XL.
“The Hankook tires provide particular support for agile handling when driving dynamically,” said Moonhwa Hong, Vice President of Hankook’s OE Development Department. “The central requirement in the course of the development was the tire design. Because of the generally higher vehicle loads with large SUVs and the resulting load index to be fulfilled in combination with the possible high speeds, the durability of the tire design was of course particularly important. In addition, we paid special attention to the required vehicle attributes in both wet and dry conditions.”
For U.S. markets, the Dynapro HP2 is Hankook’s light SUV (and light truck/crossover) touring all-season tire developed for drivers looking for dependable year-round performance, in both wet and dry environments. Designed to combine excellent ride comfort, long tread wear and low rolling resistance to promote vehicle fuel economy, the Dynapro HP2 tire also delivers all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions.
While the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV and Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV models will be initially released for European markets, they will be launched in the U.S. early 2020.