Hankook Brings All-Weather Kinergy 4S2 to North America
Hankook Tire America Corp. has introduced the Kinergy 4S2 all-weather tire to the North American market. Up until now only available in Europe, the tire is offered in 45 sizes in the United States.
“Developed with a new generation, high-grip silica compound, the Kinergy 4S2 features a broad lateral groove that allows for improved wet traction and accelerated water evacuation, as well as high-density summer sipes that enhance stiffness to improve dry performance,” say Hankook officials.
The all-weather tire comes with a unique, V-shaped tread design that features 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake Certification and includes “serrated edge grooves and a slush edge that improves digging force and enhances cornering in snow. The tire’s 3D winter sipes also provide improved braking performance in winter conditions.”
“The all-weather market is growing in North America and we are excited to launch this product to meet the changing needs of U.S. customers and consumers,” says Curtis Brison, vice president of passenger and light truck tire sales, Hankook.
“The Kinergy 4S2 gives consumers a new choice to tackle variable winter conditions, while also delivering all-season functionality,” he adds.
Kijong Kil, Hankook’s vice president of development, says the tire “was specifically engineered for optimal performance in all four seasons. While it maintains strong dry performance and long mileage for the warmer months, its cutting-edge tread design also provides outstanding performance in winter conditions.”
Hankook introduced the Kinergy 4S2 in Europe two years ago.