Hankook manufactures premium high-performance tyres for a wide range of vehicle categories from cars to trucks as well as for motorsport. Much of the development and production takes place in Europe for the European market, including original equipment for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and VW.
Safe braking and traction performance in snow and icy conditions
Reliable performance on wet roads thanks to anti-aquaplaning pattern
Improved mileage for extended use
Inverted V Shape Semi Groove The optimised semi-groove angle can improve lateral grip when cornering in heavy snow.
3D Winter Sipe Serrated winter sipe improves braking performance when driving in winter. This special sipe enhances driving stability by minimising the block movement.
Ice Grip Slit Ice grip slit provides advanced cornering performance with the internal sub-groove.
Water Pipe Kerf The water pipe kerf placed in the shoulder block improves wet performance by ejecting water from the main groove.
Aqua Slush Edge Groove Aqua slush edge groove provides optimised lateral grip and effectively drains water from the centre to the side.
Second Generation Aqua Pine Compound Highly refined resin provides significantly improved wet grip performance.
Longer Mileage The mileage is improved as a result of the upgraded compound. The tyre is reinforced evenly by the stable molecule dispersion compared to conventional compounds.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
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