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Hankook Dynapro HP2: A high performance summer tyre for SUVs

New tyres Published the 17/05/2013 by Jack

Hankook launches the Dynapro HP2, an on-road summer tyre for luxury and power SUVs. Bringing together comfort and safety, this tyre delivers high performance in terms of rolling resistance (fuel consumption), noise levels and wet grip.

Hankook Dynapro HP2 Dynapro HP2: High performance summer tyre for high end SUVs - Copyright © : Hankook

Designed for all-wheel drive vehicles, the Dynapro HP2 is a high performance summer tyre primarily developed for on-road use. It targets drivers of luxury and power SUVs (Mercedes ML 350BMW X5…). With this new tyre, Hankook promises comfortable but safe driving behaviour. According to the Korean tyre manufacturer, the Dynapro HP2 delivers precise steering and handling, a lower rolling resistance, reduced noise levels and excellent grip on wet roads.


High wet grip

Hankook Dynapro HP2: 4 longitudinal groovesCopyright © : Hankook

Special attention has been paid to safety. The compound and tread design have been optimised to improve wet grip performance by 8% compared with the Dynapro HP. This gain has also been achieved through the optimisation of four longitudinal grooves and sipes in the outer tread blocks, which quickly discharge water to reduce the risk of aquaplaning.  

 

Stability and steering precision

Hankook Dynapro HP2 – centre ribCopyright © : Hankook
The sturdy and extra wide contour design not only improves dry braking properties by 4%, compared with the Dynapro HP, but also guarantees precise handling, even at high speed. This result can be attributed to the sturdy centre rib, flanked by four longitudinal ribs, that work together to guarantee straight running stability and steering precision.  Also, with a larger contact patch and an even distribution of ground pressure, the Dynapro HP2 offers a longer tread life.

 

Rolling resistance and noise levels

Besides its safety and handling performances, the Hankook Dynapro HP2 also meets new requirements applicable in the SUV segment:  It delivers a low rolling resistance and reduced noise levels. Rolling noise has been reduced by 4% compared with the Dynapro HP by means of kerfs in the shoulder blocks. The reduced rolling resistance, on which fuel consumption depends, is mainly due to the new full silica tread compound.  


Availability

The Hankook Dynapro HP2 has been developed for the original equipment and spare parts markets.  It is available in the main sizes for 40 - 50 series, with speed ratings T, H and V. Most references have the XL markings for increased load-bearing capacity.


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