Korean tyre company Hankook Tire has once again been crowned the Auto Express All Season Tire Test winner with the Kinergy 4S 2 for the second year running. This prestigious award from the respected car magazine comes just 4 months after the Kinergy 4S 2 tire won the Auto Express Product of the Year. Competing against six top tire brands in 14 different tests, Hankook was in the top three across all of the three surfaces, wet, dry and snow, considerably outperforming the competition for wet braking and handling.
The All-Season tire category has seen growing appeal as a one-stop solution for dry, wet and snow conditions negating the need to change the tyres in the winter. With the weather conditions in the UK becoming more varied and extreme, particularly with wetter winters, performance and handling in wet conditions is important. Auto Express commented, “We said we were looking for the best balance across all criteria and the Kinergy 4S 2 delivered that, with a blend that perfectly suits the UK’s wet winters and occasional snowfall. This is a well-deserved second win for Hankook and the Kinergy 4S2 tire to follow its 2021 victory.”
With the Kinergy 4S 2, Hankook Tire has developed an all-season specialist for various weather and temperature conditions. Now in its fifth generation, the Kinergy 4S 2 offers an even more balanced and consistent performance. The tyre is aimed especially towards quality and cost-conscious drivers who want year-round balanced performance and safety. Particularly in view of the increasingly changeable weather conditions in Europe, as well as predominant use in a more urban environments, the tire offers an attractive alternative for ensuring year-round mobility.
Sooil Lee, CEO & President of Hankook Tire & Technology commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this Auto Express award for the second year running. This is a great endorsement for our Kinergy 4S 2 tire, which we have continually invested in to deliver the best possible all season performance. Hankook is committed to ongoing research and development and receiving this award is an endorsement for this philosophy.”