Hankook Tire Impresses in Summer Tyre Tests

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Hankook Tire has impressed with its Ventus patterns in the recently published independent summer tyre tests of various European car magazines.

Hankook Tire is Crowned Auto Bild Allrad Test Winner 

The 18-inch Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV was a “test winner” and rated “exemplary” in Auto Bild Allrad magazine. The editorial team’s decision was based on “top off-road and dry road performance”. The SUV variant of the UHP flagship (Ultra High Performance) also proved to be an excellent off-road choice.The Ventus S1 evo 3 and Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV are equipped with a high-strength bead core which, in combination with the reinforced sidewall. It not only ensures sporty, dynamic handling but also high driving stability, directional stability and steering precision, particularly at high speeds. 

Further improvement in the areas of wet grip, handling and steering precision was emphasised. Numerous well-known car manufacturers use this tyre as original equipment for their top models. Auto motor and sport certifies that the tyre has very short braking distances on wet asphalt and largely safe, surprise-free handling in wet curves and safe in sudden evasive manoeuvres. Compared with its successful predecessor, the Ventus Prime 3, the new Ventus Prime 4 impressed with further improved features in all relevant categories.

For example, the handling and rolling resistance of the new high-performance generation have been further optimised. The Hankook engineers were also able to increase mileage by a good fifth compared with the predecessor. Key to this is the “High Mileage Compound Technology.” In its major summer tyre test, Auto Bild describes the Ventus Prime 4 as a newly branded product with excellent handling on both dry and wet roads. As an Ultra High Performance tyre, the Ventus S1 evo Z, marks a new era in the company’s high-end portfolio. Developed for demanding super sports cars that need extra grip and lateral support, the Ventus S1 evo Z makes no compromises when it comes to durability and safety.

In addition, the model is already used as original equipment for the BMW X3 M, BMW X4 M, Porsche Panamera and the limited Mini John Cooper Works GP. Hankook used a newly developed, silica-enriched tyre compound for these tyres and as such the vulcanisation is carried out particularly gently at low temperatures. Sport auto described the profile as “dynamic-sporty”. Furthermore, due to its very good aquaplaning precautions, it is quite safe to drive on wet roads.

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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