NEU-ISENBURG, Germany—Hankook's SmartFlex AH31 tire has been awarded the iF design award 2015 in the product discipline.
Hankook's SmartFlex AH31, an all-season truck tire suited for variable road and weather conditions, was recognized for its technology and design. It is said to combine even wear and high mileage performance with low rolling resistance.
The steer axle tire is designed particularly for long and regional distances. The tire features a pattern with wide tread and shoulder design, along with 3D kerfs which ensures longer mileage, good handling performance and minimized irregular wear.
Hankook's tread wear equalized stepper technology has been developed to provide more even wear and longer life in tires.
Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is held annually. Its evaluation criteria include design quality, functionality, safety, visualization of intended use and intuitiveness and environmental impact.