Hankook Launches Dynapro MT2 Off-Road Tire
Hankook Tire America Corp.’s new Dynapro MT2 (RT05) is the successor of the company’s off-road-focused Dynapro MT, and is being described as the “most capable and extreme off-road tire Hankook has ever offered.”
Engineered with 3D simulation software, Hankook leveraged the latest tire manufacturing processes to develop the Dynapro MT2’s Terrain Strike Tread Design. With an aggressive, high-void tread pattern, the tire is optimized for traction in mud, dirt, rock, sand and gravel surfaces. The tire’s sidewall features an integrated linking system that marries the shoulder and sidewall blocks increasing overall rigidity, traction, and protection from puncture and off-road abrasions.
“We’re excited to offer drivers a purpose-built tire designed to take on the toughest terrain both on and off-road,” says Hosung Suh, president. “Hankook’s new split mold technology improves sidewall durability and gives the tire a more seamless look by linking the shoulder and side wall blocks, making the Dynapro MT2 a perfect fit for the next generation of off-road vehicles.”While the Dynapro MT2 is designed for extreme off-road performance with built-in stone ejectors and scooped shoulder blocks, the unified construction of the tire provides a compliant on-road feel which also assists in keeping road noise down to a minimum. The Dynapro MT2’s aggressive wraparound tread and sidewall protection shields both work to provide extra biting edges when crawling over rocks as well as additional rubber gauge construction to protect against punctures.
“Innovation is the key ingredient and driving force behind all of our premium products at Hankook,” says Jong Jin Park, director of marketing strategy. “The SUV and light truck market is stronger than ever, and the Dynapro MT2 is a response to that. It achieves a perfect balance of off-road capabilities, while maintaining a quiet, comfortable driving experience on the road.”
The latest addition to the Dynapro product line will be available in over 40 sizes with select sizes currently available. For more details, visit hankooktire.com/us.