Hankook Expands Winter Tire Line

Feb. 22, 2024

Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced the latest update to its winter tire line with the Winter i*cept iZ3 tire.  

The new tire is designed for compact and full-size sedans and provides improved performance on snow and ice. Its counterpart, the i*cept iZ3 X, is designed for the SUV segment.  

“For many Americans, winter driving can be stressful, especially when encountering snow in excess or icy conditions,” says Rob Williams, president of Hankook Tire America Corp.  

“Our latest seasonal product, the Winter i*cept iZ3 tire, along with its SUV counterpart, the i*cept iZ3 X, are engineered to provide confidence in extreme winter conditions with improved ice braking and acceleration. What’s more, our new 3D winter sipe technology is designed to help drivers handle every winter tire.” 

Other features include a new i*cept compound and pattern technology; a wider, V-shaped pattern with wider lateral grooves; and more.  

The studless Winter i*cept iZ3 and i*cept iZ3 X will be available for pre-order in 51 sizes, ranging from 15 to 20 inches across sedan and SUV fitments.

Both winter products come with a 50,000-limited treadwear warranty.