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Date04/14/2009 Hits28,143

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Hankook Tire Aces 6th Performance Test in 1H 2009

Hankook Tire Aces 6th Performance Test in 1H 2009

- Ventus S1 evo finishes ahead of big-name brand in Auto Zeitung’s summer tire test
-  Ranked 2nd overall with top rating of ‘Very Recommendable’
-  Received high marks from 6 respected trade magazines in the first half of 2009 alone

[April 9, 2009] Hankook Tire (CEO Suh Seung Hwa, www.hankooktire.com), the seventh-largest and one of the fastest growing tire manufacturers in the world, received high marks from Auto Zeitung for its ultra high performance tire, Ventus S1 evo. Auto Zeitung is Germany’s oldest and most respected trade journal. The Ventus S1 evo finished ahead of big-name brands to land second place overall. All nine candidates were tested on an Audi A4 Quattro. Auto Zeitung editors said the Ventus S1 evo was “safe to control” and delivered “much driving fun” and awarded the tire with the highest rating of ‘Very Recommendable.’

This is the sixth time during the first half of the year that Hankook Tire products have received such positive reviews from overseas auto magazines. Tire performance tests are usually conducted by prestigious German auto magazines and the results are published twice annually, in March/April and September/October.

Particularly, Hankook’s flagship UHP tire, Ventus, won very favorable reviews. In addition to the latest results from Auto Zeitung, it received the top ‘Very Recommendable’ rating from Europe’s biggest weekly automobile magazine Auto Bild Sportscars and the renowned German journal Sport Auto in March. The Ventus Prime was named the winner in three categories by Auto Bild against 11 other major brands. The Ventus V12 evo nabbed a ‘purchase recommendation’ from the German publication Gute Fahrt and a ‘recommendable’ rating from Auto Motor Und Sport, Germany’s leading magazine for luxury car owners.

“The fact that Hankook Tire received top marks from the world’s most respected auto magazines on six occasions during the first half of this year just goes to show that our technology is on par with global leaders. Still, we will not rest on our laurels but continue with R&D efforts to realize Kontrol Technology and lead the market,” said Lee Soo-il, vice president of marketing at Hankook Tire.


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