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Hankook Winter Tire Performance Dominates Independent Tests

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  • ADAC and its European partners placed Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS3 in high positions on comprehensive winter tire performance tests.
  • Hankook Kinergy 4S 2, Kinergy 4S 2 X, Winter i*cept evo 3, and Winter i*cept evo 3 X offer superior handling on snow and the best handling on dry and wet surfaces.
  • Hankook Tire achieved solid results in all of the safety-related test categories.

Hankook Tire, a world leader in tire manufacturing, has secured its position as the dominant force in winter tire performance by securing top spots in recent independent tire tests undertaken by media and automobile clubs. Specifically designed for the cold season, Hankook all-season tires have demonstrated not only superior performance but exceptional winter tire performance in safe-related categories. These tests have consistently showcased the remarkable effectiveness of tires in dry, wet, and snowy conditions, reinforcing Hankook’s commitment to delivering top-notch performance in challenging winter conditions.


Impressive Winter Tire Performance and Safety: Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 Shines in ADAC’s Small SUV Tire Test

In ADAC’s latest winter tire test for small SUVs, Europe’s largest automobile association, the Hankook Winter icept RS3 in size 205/60 R16 H showcased its winter tire performance by tying for third place overall alongside another competitor. This premium tire further excelled by securing the second spot in the driving safety category. The remarkable winter capabilities of the Hankook Winter icept RS3 made a strong impression on the testers, reaffirming Hankook’s dedication to producing winter tires that ensure safety and superior winter tire performance across various winter landscapes. According to the experts, “If you’re planning extensive winter driving, the Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 is an excellent choice.”


Top Honors in Braking: Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 X SUV Tire Dominates ACE’s Winter Tire Test

Continuing the series of successful winter tire performances, Hankook Tire claimed second place in the winter tire test conducted by ACE with its Winter i*cept evo 3 X SUV tire. The test was keenly contested, involving ten size 235/55 R18 tires. These tires were put through rigorous evaluations under extreme cold temperatures at the Ivalo Arctic Center in Finland and moderate temperatures in Mireval, France. Tailored for the widely popular SUV segment, the Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 X SUV tire particularly shone in the demanding braking challenge; it managed to halt impressively at a wet road surface with a braking distance of just 30.4 meters, outperforming all other competitors.


Exceptional Winter Tire Performance: The Winter i*cept evo 3 X in the Auto Bild Allrad Winter Tire Test

The Winter i*cept evo 3 X, sized 225/60 R18, further demonstrated its prowess in the Auto Bild Allrad winter tire test, securing an impressive overall grade of “Good.” Its excellent traction and braking abilities under icy conditions caught the testers’ attention. This performance and its commendable showing during the ACE test prove Hankook Tire’s commitment to producing winter tires that ensure safety and superior performance across various winter landscapes. The test crew said: “Balanced premium profile with impressive winter properties, very good aquaplaning qualities, and a good value for the money.”

The accolades for Hankook Tires continued with Auto Bild rewarding the Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 winter tire, in size 225/45 R18 for passenger cars, a grade of “Good.” At the same time, Auto Bild Sportscars bestowed the Winter i*cept evo 3, in size 225/40 R18, with the rating “Exemplary”. The testers were particularly impressed with the high safety reserves in aquaplaning situations, where the Hankook tires outperformed the competition. Both magazines agreed about the tires’ superior winter qualities, with Auto Bild emphasizing the dynamic dry handling of the tire. At the same time, Auto Bild Sportscars highlighted the tire’s short braking distances, whether on wet or dry surfaces.


Acclaim from Across the Pond: Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 Shines in UK Winter Tire Comparison

The sterling winter tire performance of Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 extends beyond continental Europe, garnering commendations in the United Kingdom. The premium tire in size 225/45 R17 collected an impressive four and a half stars out of a potential five in the winter tire comparison test conducted by Auto Express magazine. The tire’s exceptional handling and dry braking prowess significantly contributed to this high rating. Moreover, the tire’s wet grip capabilities were noticed, further solidifying its status as a top-performing winter tire. This acclaim from the United Kingdom is evidence of the superior performance and reliability of Hankook Winter i*cept evo 3 in diverse winter conditions.


Top Marks in All-Season Excellence: Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X SUV Tire Impresses Auto Bild Allrad

In the recent all-season tire comparison by Auto Bild Allrad, the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X SUV tire, in size 235/65 R17, earned the exceptional “Exemplary” rating. The Auto Bild Allrad editorial team conducted an exhaustive comparison that involved ten premier all-season tires specifically designed for SUVs, with the evaluation spread across 14 distinct categories. The team eloquently encapsulated the prowess of the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X, describing it as a “Proven all-season profile with balanced, high-performance potential, dynamic wet and snow handling, at an attractive price.” The Hankook all-season tire shone particularly brightly in the safety-related tests, showcasing exceptional performance in snow handling and driving on the wet circular track. Moreover, the tire’s comfort level was highly rated, and it emerged as the leader in the “pass-by noise” evaluation with a score of 1, further distinguishing it from its competitors.


Exceptional Winter Tire Performance and Value: Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 in All-Season Tire Tests

In an all-season tire test by Auto Zeitung, the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2, sized at 215/55 R17, shone through to the top group with its remarkable winter tire performance. It was one of just three tires awarded with the “Highly recommended” rating and was exclusively selected as the “Recommended for value for money” choice. Auto Zeitung’s all-season tire comparison featured nine different tires, each undergoing a rigorous set of 18 tests under snowy, wet, and dry conditions. The Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 was particularly commended in the wet evaluation for its “balanced presentation” and “good performance.” In the dry evaluation, the tire was described as having “impeccable handling right to the limits,” further reflected in the top scores it received in the “driving safety,” “handling,” and “slalom” categories.

The Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 in the size 225/45 R17 was rated a commendable “Good” score in the Auto Bild all-season tire ranking. The tire garnered noteworthy praise for its superb combination of price, mileage, rolling resistance, and stellar winter tire performance on snow and wet terrains. This impressive set of qualities led to it being bestowed the “EcoMeister” title, recognizing its optimum ecological properties. In this competitive test conducted by Auto Bild, the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 competed against 15 other tires. The final verdict by the evaluators on this eco-champion was that it was a “reliable all-season tire with dependable handling characteristics on snow and ice, snappy steering response, very good mileage.” further solidifying its position as a top choice for consumers.


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