Hankook Tire has announced it will supply Chevrolet’s 2021 Trailblazer with an all-season tire, the Kinergy GT (H436).
The Kinergy GT is ideal for a crossover application such as the Trailblazer, Hankook stated, as it is purpose built to handle varying conditions on- and off-road.
The tire highlights the company’s 3D-hydroplaning design process, which gives it what the Hankook describes as a unique tread, with a wide lateral groove that provides excellent water evacuation. Tread block stiffness of the tire is optimized through the use of a rigid center rib. Hankook also noted the tire’s patented high-grip silica, where a dual filler system integrates high dispersible silica, giving low rolling resistance and improved wear.
Head of Hankook Tire America Technical Center Robert Wheeler said, “The Trailblazer is designed to provide driving performance for varying active lifestyles. To match this range of driving needs we teamed with General Motors to develop these tires by applying our virtual performance prediction capabilities in collaboration with our designers and engineers in materials, testing and manufacturing.”
The Trailblazer RS will be equipped with Kinergy 225/55R18H, and for the ACTIV trim level, Hankook will supply the Dynapro AT2 (RF11) 225/60R17H.
Kinergy 215/65R16H tires will be available on the Trailblazer base model.