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Hankook wins the 2022 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test for the second consecutive year

  • Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 wins the 2022 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test for the second year running.
  • Winning streak for the Kinergy 4S 2 after also receiving the Auto Express Award for Product of the Year in June 2022
Hankook wins the 2022 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test for the second consecutive year

Daventry, UK, 26 October 2022 – Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 tyre has once again been crowned the Auto Express All Season Tyre Test winner for the second year running. This prestigious award from the respected car magazine comes just 4 months after the Kinergy 4S 2 tyre won the Auto Express Product of the Year. Competing against six top tyre brands in 14 different tests, Hankook was in the top three across all of the three surfaces, wet, dry and snow, considerably outperforming the competition for wet braking and handling.

The All-Season tyre category has seen growing appeal as a one-stop solution for dry, wet and snow conditions negating the need to change the tyres in the winter. With the weather conditions in the UK becoming more varied and extreme, particularly with wetter winters, performance and handling in wet conditions is important. Auto Express commented, “We said we were looking for the best balance across all criteria and the Kinergy 4S 2 delivered that, with a blend that perfectly suits the UK’s wet winters and occasional snowfall. This is a well-deserved second win for Hankook and the Kinergy 4S2 tyre to follow its 2021 victory.”

With the Kinergy 4S 2, premium tyre maker Hankook has developed an all-season specialist for various weather and temperature conditions. Now in its fifth generation, the Kinergy 4S 2 offers an even more balanced and consistent performance. The tyre is aimed especially towards quality and cost-conscious drivers who want year-round balanced performance and safety. Particularly in view of the increasingly changeable weather conditions in Europe, as well as predominant use in a more urban environments, the tyre offers an attractive alternative for ensuring year-round mobility.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have won this Auto Express award for the second year running. This is a great endorsement for our Kinergy 4S 2 tyre, which we have continually invested in to deliver the best possible all season performance. Hankook is committed to ongoing research and development and   receiving this award is an endorsement for this philosophy." comments Chang Yool Han, Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK.

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 & street 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-lsenburg near Frankfurt am Main Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been selected as the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship, starting 2023. 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 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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