Hankook Tire is extending its range for city buses with a launch of a new tire line: SmartCity AU04+. The improved tread of the all-season tire ensures as low and as even a wear as possible. The innovative tread compound and new tire structure guarantee high safety and make efficient and eco-friendly use in city traffic a reality.
“For this reason, 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“, adds Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Krause, Hankook’s Vice President and Head of the European Technical Center in Hanover.
Like the AU03+, the SmartCity AU04+ is characterised by a reinforced sidewall. This protects the tire from damage following contact with kerbstones. In addition, all three city bus tire models have impressive brake distance values; the AU04+ stands out particularly through its excellent behaviour in wet road conditions due to the improved sipe arrangement. The deep sidewall indicator on the SmartCity AU04+ makes it easier to determine the tire condition and thus supports timely damage prevention.
The SmartCity AU04+ will be available in size 275/70R22.5