Hankook manufactures globally innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks and buses as well as motorsports.
Offering consumers superior product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, tyres for the UK market are produced at the European factory in Hungary.
The company creates bespoke tyre solutions for Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche and produces over 104 million tyres for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and motorsports each year, and distributes to more than180 countries.
Kontrol Technology is a philosophy inherent to Hankook and is applied across the entire research, development and production process for all Hankook products. The ‘K’ of Kontrol stands for ‘Kinetic’ or, in other words ‘movement’. Kontrol is based on the basic concept of being able to fully command the interaction between car, driver and the road. All Hankook products are based on the concept of Kontrol Technology and aim to provide consumers the joy of driving through performance, comfort and safety whilst being more environmentally friendly. From the extreme performance of motorsports, to the daily routine of driving children safely to school on a rainy day, Kontrol Technology is always there.
VENTUS PRIME 4
Optimum driving control and a comfortable ride. Uniform footprint pressure
Safer driving while on wet roads by improved dumping characteristics on the surface of the road. Low Noise Technology
Safer driving while on wet roads by minimising the small bumpy holes on the surface of the tyre.
Ventus S1 evo Z
Maximum performance with proven motorsport technology
Features as new compound based on motorsports tyre development technology which helps the tyre’s rubber particles to easily penetrate the road surface in high temperature conditions for maximum handling and braking performance. The tyre strength is increased to respond to a high level of initial output and powerful initial acceleration.
VENTUS S1 EVO 3
Powerful performance and superior handling for luxury vehicles
Excellent handling throughout powerful acceleration. Optimal wet performance with improved stopping distances. Superior comfort and low noise level, chosen by premium car manufacturers. The Ventus S1 evo3 is equipped with interlocking outside grooves to secure wet grip and prevent hydroplaning on slick surfaces. This reinforces its performance on wet roads and cornering in the rain, without compromising dry handling performance.
VENTUS PRIME 3
The perfect balance between performance, comfort and safety
The Ventus Prime 3 offers high comfort combined with a premium performance. Safe handling with a sporty driving style. The high grip silica compound produces excellent grip, traction and braking on wet and dry roads.
The smart choice for driver and environment
The Kinergy Eco 2 was designed with optimised rolling resistance and increased mileage. The tyre features noise reduction without compromising on a durable and eco-friendly performance. The wet and dry road performance is optimised with impressive braking and road-holding ability.
VENTUS S1 EVO3 SUV
Powerful performance and superior handling for luxury SUVs
The Ventus S1 Evo 3 provides excellent handling throughout powerful acceleration. Optimal wet performance with improved stopping distances. Superior comfort and low noise level, chosen by premium car manufacturers. The Ventus S1 evo3 is equipped with interlocking outside grooves to secure wet grip and prevent hydroplaning on slick surfaces. This reinforces its performance on wet roads and cornering in the rain, without compromising dry handling performance.
KINERGY 4S 2
Just one SUV tyre, whatever the weather Reliable and safe performance 365 days a year. Unique rubber compound ensures high grip in low temperatures. Short braking distances and impressive handling in summer heat. The use of a special bead filler provides stable handling and steering behaviour, and the wide steel belt layer ensures a long service life in combination with the stable sidewall.
As an all-weather tyre, the Kinergy 4S 2 is extremely versatile, combining specific summer and winter characteristics of a tyre, without temperature-related drops in performance. It offers high reliability in wet, dry and snowy conditions, which is made possible by the directional tread.
High performance on-road tyre for luxury SUVs
Excellent wet grip performance and stiff centre tread blocks provide precise steering. This impressive tyre offers a low noise emission and good rolling resistance. Optimised for mileage longevity and reliability with improved dry and wet handling performance.
Tough tread and powerful all-terrain tyre.
Dynapro is a tyre designed for SUV/Light Trucks with strong driving and braking performances on all terrains and through every type of weather, including on- and off-road conditions.
KINERGY 4S 2X
As an all-weather tyre, the Kinergy 4S 2 is extremely versatile, combining specific summer and winter characteristics of a tyre, without temperature-related drops in performance. It offers high reliability in wet, dry and snowy conditions, which is made possible by the directional tread. The V-shaped interlocking tread blocks ensure sufficient driving stability even in the cold season. They are complemented by extra-wide, two-stage main drainage grooves, allowing water to be optimally drained to the sides even in heavy rain.
All-terrain SUV tyre with superior performance 365 days a year
The Dynapro AT2 strikes an impressive balance between off-road traction and on-road stability. The extra biting edge ensures more traction and stability in wet, snowy and dry road conditions. With a longer mileage capability to ensure a superior all-round performance from a tyre built for longevity.
A durable summer tyre for commercial vans and transport vehicles
VANTRA ST AS2
Multi-performance van tyre for reliable driving in all weather conditions
The Vantra ST AS2’s 3PMSF mark enables safe driving throughout all four seasons, with impressive snow and ice performance as well as smooth summer driving. The carbon black compound within the kerfs improves snow and wet traction, as well as impressive braking on winter roads. The wide steel belt layer ensures optimal tread stiffness and improves handling performance on dry and wet roads.
Winter i*cept RS3
Winter Safety with i’Cept technology. Reversed V-shaped grooves are designed opposite to the main grooves, improving traction on snowy roads. Micro edge
Sipes placed around the edges of the main grooves increase the contact area, providing better traction in winding snowy roads.A safe and enjoyable ride is possible with flexible handling, even in low-temperature conditions.
Winter ICEPT EVO3
An all-round excellent winter player, with excellent control in the snow and ice, as well as advanced wet and dry performance in cold weather. The snow pick traction grooves create a unidirectional tread design in a gull wing shape that improves the traction and braking performance on snow. The high loading silica compound provides an increased wet performance. Natural ingredients ensure the rubber’s flexibility in a wide temperature range.
Winter ICEPT EVO2
Ultra-High-Performance tyre developed specifically for wintry road conditions.
Optimised pattern design for optimal snow performance
Provides the best snow traction performance by increasing the biting edge through a snow-pick shaped groove.
Winter ICEPT RS2
Optimised pattern design for an excellent snow performance. Wet performance
Applying wide aqua grooves in a lateral direction ensures a stable driving performance and optimised grip on wet roads.
Aqua slush edge grooves help to prevent hydroplaning by increasing the contact area. Reinforced sidewall and bead section leads to a direct steering response whilst improving the cornering force according to the weight shift. Secures improved cornering grip and outstanding handling performance.
WINTER ICEPT EVO3
High performance, safety and comfort – this is how to describe in a few words the Winter i*cept evo3 W330 winter tyres, designed by Hankook. The middle class model is dedicated to passenger cars. The manufacturer has made sure that the tyres are even more technologically advanced than their predecessor Winter i*cept evo2.
Winter ICEPT LV
The new standard in studless winter tyres for vans. Opposite angle sipes
Different sipe types improve snow traction. Wide lateral groove
Wide lateral groove enhance snow & ice traction with biting. Shoulder edge
Shoulder biting edge enhances snow traction and braking. The contact area is widened instantaneously when braking by groove chamfer → Improved handling performance. Extended shoulder blocks for especially for vans and 3D sipes improve handling performance in winter driving. Straight sipe
Improves snow handling and acceleration with straight sipes on the centre of the tread.
History of Hankook tyres
Hankook Tire is one of the global top 5 companies in the mass production of tyres and manufactures innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).
Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and seven production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently more than 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.
Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and are selling their products in over 180 countries.
Hankook products are fitted as original equipment by many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Citroen, Daihatsu, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.
Hankook are proud global sponsors of the Europa League and official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.