The innovative rubber compound further enhances wet performance. Optimised V-shaped tread design with improved drainage prevents aquaplaning and slippage in slush. Stiff tread blocks in the centre of the tread and the high number of sipes promote grip edge formation resulting in best braking performance on ice and snow as well as on wet roads. The tread blocks in five different variations are arranged to reduce rolling noise. The Cross Season AW-6 offers a pleasant driving experience, while the optimised rubber compound provides increased mileage. The reduced rolling resistance reduces fuel consumption.
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.
CrossSeasonsAW-6 tyre review
Average based on 517 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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10.01.2023 from Vito Were having Goodyears allseason before. Those were excellent. Propably to big expectations after those when i jump on budget ones after
05.01.2021 from J Dimsdale These tyres have been fine on road but we do quite a bit of mild off road driving in mud and ice and they have excelled whilst smarter 4WDs have been struggling.
23.09.2020 from Mondeo estate More grip than my previous standard tyre which were hard and old so maybe short of pliability and were terrible in the wet and standing water. Fuel consumption may be up a bit but can now corner in confidence and deal with standing water and heavy rain. Aquaplane potential is now well above speed limits whereas before it was vague in anything above 40!
02.09.2020 from Terry Penhall The tyres are on the rear and provide a smooth ride are quiet and provide good grip