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Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 wins the Auto Express 2021 All-Season Tyre Test
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Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 wins the Auto Express 2021 All-Season Tyre Test

Hankook’s latest all-season tyre, the Kinergy 4S 2 is crowned winner of the 2021 All-Season Tyre Test from the UK’s bestselling car magazine Auto Express. This is the second tyre test win for Hankook in 2021, having recently also won the Auto Express Summer Test with its ultra-high-performance tyre, the Ventus S1 evo 3. Hankook’s all-season tyre topped the table scoring 100 percent in the aquaplaning tests which are crucial on UK roads.

Daventry, UK, 17th November 2021 – Premium tyre maker Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 has taken its first test win in the 2021 All-Season Tyre Test by Auto Express Magazine. Since 1998, the Auto Express tyre tests have been seen as the benchmark for performance, safety and fuel-efficiency by consumers looking for independent tyre advice. In the tests, which were published in the 10th November 2021 Special edition, the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 was competing against eight other all-season tyre brands in the popular 205/55 R16 size. Each tyre was rated in a series of key performance assessments at proving grounds in Finland and Germany, including wet grip, dry grip, snow, noise, rolling resistance and price.

“Another great tyre test win for Hankook. We are delighted with the result in the latest all-season tyre tests by Auto Express. Our company has been offering its customers innovative high-performance, all-season tyres for over 20 years, making us one of the main pioneers in this product category. These awards clearly demonstrate our commitment to providing drivers with the ultimate in safety and reliability in wet, dry and snowy conditions. Our other awards also show this: The Kinergy 4S 2 X has won the Auto Bild Allrad magazine tyre test and Hankook has been named as Manufacturer of the Year 2021 in Auto Bild Magazine’s all-season tyre category”, says Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe.

Blackcircles.com which sponsored the tyre test concluded “Customers who ordered this tyre have left positive reviews, scoring it 4.5/5. Feedback often highlights the tyre’s snow performance, plus its comfort and good fuel economy.”

Announcing the win, Auto Express said “Hankook emerged as the overall winner, and its strongest performance came in aquaplaning, but it gave a good showing across the board, with little compromise. […] It starred in aquaplaning and inspired confidence on the handling track, pulling the car through turns where lesser rivals simply ran wide. […] A worthy champion” (Auto Express 10/11/21).

Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently around 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and are selling their products in over 180 countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 34 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region. Hankook Tire has been represented in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) since 2016.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com


Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Corporate Communications Europe/CIS | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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