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Providing all-season traction and handling to go with a more quiet and comfortable ride is what Nankang has built the TourSport NS to do. Designed for drivers of coupes, sedans and minivans. The all-season tread compound sports an asymmetrical tread pattern and continuous center rib for enhanced dry surface handling and added cornering maneuverability.
Four wider circumferential grooves and angled sipes around the tread increase traction and handling on wet pavement, as well as reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The angled sipes also provide added grip on snow or slush covered roads. Road noise is reduced through the variable pitch tread sequence that Nankang uses on this model.
The computer optimized tread pattern creates a more quiet riding tire that makes driving more enjoyable. A wider tread contact patch has been used to not only enhance handling and braking, but to also prevent uneven and irregular tire wear. Reviews from other drivers have mentioned getting a long tread life out of this model.
Very good traction and grip on dry and wet surfaces
Above average braking capabilities
Ride is comfortable and road noise is minimal
Long lasting treadwear gives good value for the money
Winter handling could be a little better
No mileage guarantee
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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