Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced size extensions for two consumer tires, the Kinergy PT (H737) and the Kinergy ST (H735). Production of the new sizes is "currently underway" at Hankook's reopened plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
"Hankook Tire strategically selected these two Kinergy products to provide consumers with various wheel diameters, tread section widths, speed ratings and aspect ratio preferences found on today’s vehicles," say Hankook officials.
"As the industry continues to place greater emphasis on all-around performance, today’s standard and grand touring products are evolving to become the modern touring segment."
“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,” says Peter Jung, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Hankook. “We’re excited to continue producing American-made tires for the U.S. consumer.”
The Kinergy PT (H737) will gain 32 new sizes, "covering most of the popular grand touring and high-diameter market."
The Kinergy ST (H735) gains 20 new sizes, which Hankook says will cover "most of the popular grand touring and cosmetic market."
Hankook restarted production at its Tennessee plant on April 20.