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Dated: 25 August 2010

Hankook Introduce New Winter Tyres into Russian Market


Hankook Tire, the seventh largest tyre manufacturer in the world, today announced that they are going to introduce two brand new winter tyres to the Russian and CIS markets.

These two new models are set to be unveiled to the general public later this month at the Moscow International Automobile Salon Expo.

The first of these new tyres, the Winter i*cept evo is said to feature a dual purpose asymmetric tread design and has three grooves to help avoid the risk of hydroplaning. A new silica compound also helps to increase the capabilities of the tyre in low temperatures and wet environments.

The second new tyre model, the i*Pike LT, is a new studded winter tyre for vans and light trucks. The tread design is unidirectional with a large centre rib to enhance the durability and lifespan of the tyre.

These latest tyres are a sign of Hankook’s continued desire to develop high performance winter tyres.

Jin-Wook Choi, Hankook Tire Executive Vice-President for Europe and the CIS was quoted as saying, “We are pleased to introduce our two new evolutionary winter tyres here in Moscow, where they are needed the most and where they are inevitable for safe driving on wet and snow-packed roads.
“Both the Winter i*cept evo and i*Pike LT are good examples that embody our ongoing effort to apply the highest standards of quality to our products. In line with Hankook Tire’s philosophy Kontrol Technology1), we will further achieve evolution for winter product lines and continue to provide enhanced benefits and exceptional value to our customers”

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