NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Ford Motor Co. has selected the Hankook Dynapro HT and the off-road focused Dynapro AT-m as original equipment fitments for the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
The Ranger will come standard with Hankook's Dynapro HT, while the Dynapro AT-m will be available with the Ranger's FX4 Off-Road package.
According to Hankook Tire America Corp., the Dynapro HT is optimized for longer tread wear and improved snow traction, and features a wider footprint for better grip under all driving conditions. The Dynapro AT-m, meanwhile, is an aggressive, all-terrain tire that Hankook said was designed to enhance the Ranger's off-road capabilities.
The Dynapro AT-m features a tougher pattern design and block structure, Hankook said, that guards against cuts and impacts from sharp objects, in addition to a reinforced carcass and rubber gauge to improve hill climbing and stability both on and off the road.
The sizes equipped for the Ranger are 265/60R18 A/T BSW; 265/60R18 A/T OWL; 265/65R17 A/T OWL; 255/70R16 AS BSW; and LT 265/65R17 A/T OWL.
The 2019 Ford Ranger has a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with a 10-speed automatic, and its raked grille and windshield are designed to aid in aerodynamics and reduce wind noise, Hankook said.
Ford and Hankook have collaborated since 1999. Hankook also supplies tires for the F-150, as well as the Ford E-Series trucks.
Hyun Jun Cho, head of OE division of Hankook, said "with the HT and AT-m, the Dynapro product line is designed for those who want to get the most out of their adventures."