Hankook unveils new bus tyre
Hankook has launched the new city bus tyre, the SmartCity AU04+ with efficient fuel consumption and maximum wear resistance. The company claims that an improved rib spacing, stabilising 3D tread blocks and optimised zigzag grooves ensure outstanding traction without restricting mileage. The SmartCity AU04+ is available in size 275/70R22.5 and has the M+S marking as well as the 3PMSF symbol (3 Peak Mountain Snowflake).
“Hankook has adapted the shoulder width and design for the SmartCity AU04+, thus guaranteeing more even wear. The improved structure of the new tread compound makes the tyre much more heat-resistant, thus reducing wear and make a longer service life possible,” said Klaus Krause, Hankook’s Vice President and Head of the European Technical Center in Hanover.
“The SmartCity AU04+ has a reinforced sidewall which protects the tyre from damage following contact with kerbstones. The AU04+ has improved sipe arrangement owing to this its behaviour in wet road conditions is good. The deep sidewall indicator on the SmartCity AU04+ makes it easier to determine the tyre condition and thus supports timely damage prevention,” said the company.