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Hankook Tire to provide original equipment tires to the 2020 Ford Explorer

  8/13/2019 - Nashville, TN - Hankook Tire announced it will provide original equipment tires to the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer with the premium grand touring all-season Kinergy GT tire from Hankook. As America's best-selling SUV, the new Ford Explorer has undergone a complete redesign inside and out for the 2020 year. The Kinergy GT will be available in size 255/65R18 [Pattern H436]. Using Ford's 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost gas engine and 10-speed transmission, the low rolling profile and tread design of the Kinergy GT helps to complement and enhance the SUV's already compelling fuel mileage rating. Rounding out the Kinergy GT tire's performance portfolio is a state-of-the-art four channel design when compounded with an optimized lateral groove and chamfer sipe arrangement, provide exceptional grip in both wet and snowy driving conditions. Beneath the tread lies the core of the Kinergy tire's structure of high grip silica compounds. A multi-layered carcass, composed of equilibrium carcass lines, along with jointless and supplemental reinforcement belts, all contribute to smooth and comfortable ride both on and off-road. As part of the redesigned Ford Explorer platform that has been helping American families find adventure for nearly three decades, recent innovations help increase the comfort both inside the cabin and out on the road. With adaptable seating of up to seven and an available cargo management system, the all-new Ford Explorer has space for any activity touting best-in-class first- and second-row hip room. Tailored for the road ahead or lack of in some cases, the Explorer comes optioned with the drive mode system, controlled by a rotary dial on the center console, lets drivers shift easily between normal, slippery, trail, deep snow/sand, sport, tow/haul and eco modes, all of which are traversed with ease when paired with the Kinergy GT. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Ford, a brand synonymous with adventure and durability," said Hyunjun Cho, head of the OE Division. "The Kinergy GT provides drivers of the new 2020 Ford Explorer with outstanding performance in all weather conditions. We're proud to continue to support Ford vehicles with quality tires for their vehicles." Hankook also supplies tires to the Ford F-150 and all-new Ford Ranger, representing Hankook Tire's continued commitment to growth in the U.S. with both its America headquarters and tire plant in Tennessee.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Global automotive tires market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.22% through 2024 - click to expand

Hundreds take buyout at Goodyear's Gadsden, AL plant - click to expand

Global emulsion polymers market size expected to reach $53.7 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Fraunhofer IAP and KETI strengthen cooperation on high-performance polymer materials - click to expand

Troester will exhibit at Tire Technology Expo 2020 in February - click to expand

New Goodyear blimp exhibit debuts at College Football Hall of Fame - click to expand

Friday, December 13, 2019

Global elastomer coated fabrics market forecast at $12 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Book of the Day: Rubber & Tire Technology, Volume 1 - click to expand

Wittmann Battenfeld delivers 40,000th molding machine manufactured at Austrian plant - click to expand

Cooper Tire's Tread Wisely program helps young drivers prepare for safe winter driving - click to expand

Greene Tweed participates in MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group educational symposium at Lehigh University - click to expand

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Medical injection molding market size worth $1.83 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Midwest Composite Technologies acquires ICOMold - click to expand

Silicone Elastomers and TPE World Summits abstract deadline is January 10 - click to expand

Deadline for Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities is March 1 - click to expand

Global silicone market size forecast with a CAGR of 7 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kenneth L. Bloom appointed president of Hexpol Compounding Americas - click to expand

Global plasticizers market forecast at $16.7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Toyo Tires to sell half its stock holdings in Bridgestone - click to expand

XG Sciences and Perpetuus partner to supply graphene to the North American tire markets - click to expand

Goodyear elects Hera Kitwan Siu to board of directors - click to expand

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

AirBoss welcomes David Camilleri to board of directors - click to expand

Toyo Tire launches the Nanoenergy M176 truck and bus tire - click to expand

GRI acquires Australian industrial tire specialist Axis Tyres - click to expand

ARPM releases annual wage and salary report - click to expand

Steelastic names James Vogel president - click to expand

Specialty hose market forecast to reach $2.3 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Kenneth L. Bloom appointed president of Hexpol Compounding Americas - click to expand

Monday, December 9, 2019

Wacker launches two anti-misting silicone release coatings for high-speed coaters - click to expand

Dunlop Sport Maxx tires are factory standard on Subaru S209 - click to expand

Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies - click to expand

Bridgestone plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park in Kodaira, Japan - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4 percent - click to expand

Market Reports

Global automotive tires market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.22% through 2024 - click to expand

Global Emulsion Polymers Market size is expected to reach $53.7 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global elastomer coated fabrics market forecast at $12 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global silicone market size forecast with at CAGR of 7% through 2024 - click to expand

Medical injection molding market size worth $1.83 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global plasticizers market forecast at $16.7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Specialty hose market forecast to reach $2.3 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4% - click to expand

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

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