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Top results across the board: Hankook impresses in the latest all-season and winter tyre tests

  • Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 on the podium in the comprehensive winter tyre test carried out by the ADAC and its European partners
  • Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 and Kinergy 4S 2 X as well as Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 and Winter i*cept evo 3 X offer superior handling on snow as well as on both dry and wet surfaces.
  • Solid results in all safety-related test categories
Top results across the board: Hankook impresses in the latest all-season and winter tyre tests

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 09. November 2023 – Just in time for the start of the winter tyre season, premium tyre manufacturer Hankook is taking the top positions in the latest independent tyre tests by the media and automobile clubs with its products optimised for the cold season. Hankook tyres are especially impressive in the safety-related categories in the dry and wet as well as in snow.

In the latest ADAC winter tyre test for small SUVs, the Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 in the size 205/60 R16 H tied for third with another competitor in the overall ranking. The premium tyre came second in the driving safety category, impressing the testers with its outstanding winter properties. Here’s what the experts had to say: “For anyone planning on doing lots of winter driving, the Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 will serve you very well.”

In the winter tyre test by ACE, Hankook took the silver medal with the Winter i*cept evo 3 X SUV tyre. A total of ten tyres in the size 235/55 R18 were put to the test, and had to prove their worth both in minus temperatures at the Ivalo Arctic Center in Finland as well as at moderate temperatures in Mireval in France. The Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 X, designed specifically for the popular SUV segment, impressed the testers most of all in the tough braking challenge, where it was the first to come to a stop on a wet road surface with a braking distance of 30.4 metres.

The Winter i*cept evo 3 X in the size 225/60 R18 also performed impressively in the Auto Bild allrad winter tyre test, with a grade of “Good”. Here’s the assessment of the test crew: “Balanced premium profile with impressive winter properties, very good aquaplaning qualities and good value for money.”

Auto Bild also gave the Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 winter tyre in the size 225/45 R18 for passenger cars a grade of “Good”, while Auto Bild Sportscars gave the Winter i*cept evo 3 in the size 225/40 R18 the rating “Exemplary”. The testers also praised the high aquaplaning safety reserves here. The Hankook tyres came out top in this evaluation. The magazines also praised the good winter qualities and the dynamic dry handling (Auto Bild) as well as the short braking distances both on wet and dry surfaces (Auto Bild Sportscars).

The Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 achieved good marks in the UK too. The premium tyre in the size 225/45 R17 scored four and a half out of a possible five stars in the winter tyre comparison test by the magazine “Auto Express”, where it performed particularly well in dry handling and dry braking. The tyre’s wet grip was also impressive.

All-season tyre with top safety, handling and comfort properties

In the comprehensive all-season tyre comparison by Auto Bild allrad in the size 235/65 R17, Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 X SUV tyre achieved excellent test results and gained the rating “Exemplary”. The testers from the Auto Bild allrad editorial team narrowed the field down to ten all-season tyres for SUVs and performed an in-depth comparison across 14 categories. They summarised the strengths of the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X as follows: “Proven all-season profile with balanced high performance potential, dynamic wet and snow handling, attractive price”. In the safety-related tests, the Hankook all-season tyre achieved particularly good results for handling on snow as well as driving on the wet circular track. It also impressed when it came to comfort and came top of the competitors in the “pass-by noise” evaluation with a score of 1.

Double value for money winner

In the all-season tyre test by Auto Zeitung, the successful all-weather profile of the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 in the size 215/55 R17 finished in the top group. It was one of only three tyres to receive the rating “Highly recommended”, and the testers picked it as their sole choice for “Recommended for value for money”. The Auto Zeitung all-season tyre comparison looked at nine tyres, which had to complete a total of 18 tests in the snow, wet and dry. In particular, in the wet evaluation the testers praised the “balanced presentation” and “good performance” of the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2. In the dry evaluation, they described the all-season tyre as having “impeccable handling right to the limits”. This was also attested by the top points in the disciplines “driving safety”, “handling” and “slalom”.

The Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 in the size 225/45 R17 received a score of “Good” in the Auto Bild all-season tyre ranking. Due to the combination of best ratio of price, mileage and rolling resistance as well as good performance in the snow and wet, the testers also awarded it the “EcoMeister” title for optimum ecological properties. In the Auto Bild test, the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 was up against 15 other tyres. The testers’ verdict on the eco-champion: a “reliable all-season tyre with dependable handling characteristics on snow and ice, snappy steering response, very good mileage.”

Hankook tillverkar innovativa och prisbelönta däck av högsta kvalitet inom premiumsegmentet för personbilar, SUV:ar, terrängbilar, lätta lastbilar, husbilar, lastbilar, bussar samt motorsport (tävling på banor och sträckor bantävlingar/rallytävlingar).

Företaget investerar löpande i forskning och utveckling för att alltid kunna erbjuda kunderna högsta kvalitet i kombination med den senaste teknologin. Vid företagets fem utvecklingscentra och åtta fabriker världen över utvecklas och produceras däcklösningar, som är speciellt anpassade för de regionala marknadernas krav och behov. I Europa sker däckutvecklingen för lokala marknader samt leverans av originalutrustning till ledande europeiska fordonstillverkare vid Hankooks teknikcentrum i Hannover, Tyskland. Tillverkning sker bland annat i den toppmoderna Europa-fabriken i Rácalmás, Ungern, som invigdes år 2007 och som byggs ut löpande.

Hankooks Europa- och Tysklands-säte ligger i Neu-Isenburg i närheten av Frankfurt am Main. Tillverkaren har ytterligare filialer i flera europeiska länder och säljer sina produkter genom regionala distributörer på andra lokala marknader. Idag har företaget cirka 20 000 anställda och levererar sina produkter till drygt 160 länder. Företaget har valts ut som teknologisk partner och exklusiv däckleverantör till Generation 3 för FIA ABB Formula E World Championship, med start år 2023. Ledande fordonstillverkare förlitar sig på Hankook som originalutrustningsleverantör av däck. Runt 38 % av den globala omsättningen hänför sig till Europa. Hankook Tire uppmärksammades av Dow Jones Sustainability Korea Index (DJSI) redan år 2011 och har sedan år 2016 representerats i Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).


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