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).