Hankook Tire expands partnership with Ford Motor company after it was chosen as the original equipment supplier for its new Focus Active.
The new vehicle model will be fitted with Hankook’s Ventus Prime 3 and will be available in sizes 215/50R18V and 215/55R17V.
“During development of the new Ventus Prime 3, special attention was paid to a high traction and braking performance, particularly on wet road surfaces,” explained Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Krause, Head of the European Research and Development Center at Hankook. “By using an adapted asymmetrical tread, the actual contact surface between the tire and the road has been increased by ten percent. This means the Ford Focus Active will hit the road especially safely and precisely thanks to Ventus Prime 3.”
Hankook’s latest ultra-high-performance tire shows a good driving performance and excellent braking performance on wet and dry surfaces. Its wide four channel grooves with rapid drainage provide an optimised wet performance and, its grooves have an optimised design for each position, minimising the trade-off between wet and dry performance. Innovative compounding technologies were applied during development, making use of a high-grip silica tread compound that provides improved wet braking.