Korea’s Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has been recognized by the Red Dot Award, one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. In 2020, the laureates are: the all-terrain tire Hankook Dynapro AT2 (RF11), the mud tire Hankook Dynapro MT2 (RT05), and the winter tire Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2 (W429). The Red Dot Award recognizes industry leaders who have designed the best and innovative products of the year.
The Hankook RF11 Dynapro AT2 is an «all-terrain» tire that boasts an innovative, multi-directional tread design that ensures stronger traction in wet, winter and even in off-road conditions, while further decreasing road noise and increasing ride comfort.
The Hankook RT05 Dynapro MT2 is more focused on driving in off-road conditions thanks to the unique Terrain Strike tread design. Thanks to the massive prominent tread blocks, the tire is optimized to deliver extra traction on mud, slush, stones, sand, and gravel.
The Hankook W429 Winter i*Pike RS2 is a studded winter tire that delivers tons of traction and significantly increases the driving safety level on snow and ice. Designed to tackle the harshest of winter conditions, the snowflake-shaped studs ensure maximum handling stability on winter roads.
«We are thrilled and honored to be recognized with these awards," says Jimmy Kwon, vice president of Hankook Tire’s Brand Lab. «Technological advancements have helped solidify our commitment to innovation and design quality in our tires. With this honorable global recognition, we will continue to lead design advancements for tires through our innovative technologies.»
We will also note here that the excellent design of Hankook tires was also honored by some other internationally recognized design awards, such as iF Design Award and International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). Hankook Tires first won in one of the nominations of the Red Dot Award in 2001, making several significant achievements since then.