Hankook Dominates 2023 Auto Express Product of the Year Awards, Setting New Standards in Tyre Excellence

In an industry where innovation and performance are highly sought after, Hankook once again reaffirms its position as a leading player in the tyre market.

The prestigious Auto Express Product of the Year Awards has recognised Hankook's outstanding achievements, with the company claiming top honours in all three tyre categories: All-season, Summer, and Winter.

This impressive feat further solidifies Hankook's reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance across its product range.

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Published on
June 21, 2023

Kinergy 4S 2: The All-Season Champion:

Hankook's Kinergy 4S 2, an all-season tyre, takes centre stage as the 2023 Product of the Year Winner. Building on its previous successes, having been named the All Season Tyre Test Winner in both 2021 and 2022, the Kinergy 4S 2's dominance is no surprise. The tyre's exceptional performance in wet conditions and its superior handling on the track showcase its safety and effectiveness. Auto Express duly acknowledged Hankook's achievement, stating, "Hankook is now firmly established among the premium brands, and this second victory on the trot for its all-season Kinergy 4S 2 is no surprise" (Auto Express, 17/05/2023). This accolade reflects Hankook's commitment to providing year-round mobility and balanced performance for discerning drivers who value safety and quality.

Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV: Unmatched Performance:

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tyre, having earned the "Commended" rating and the Auto Express SUV Tyre Test 2022 "Recommended" Award, continues to impress. Praised as "the tyre to have in the wet" (Auto Express, 20 July 2022), it delivers a sporty and dynamic performance on both dry and wet roads. The incorporation of a new tread compound utilising high-performance natural resins enhances its grip and stability. Furthermore, the advanced sidewall construction using special nylon material ensures increased sidewall strength and durability. With reduced rolling circumference expansion and superior driving stability, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tyre showcases Hankook's unwavering commitment to performance and safety.

Winter icept RS3: Elevating Winter Tyre Performance:

Hankook's Winter icept RS3, a newcomer to the Auto Express Product of the Year Awards, impressively clinches the "Commended" accolade. Building on its success as the 2022 Winter Tyre Test Award "Recommended" tyre, the Winter icept RS3 sets new standards for winter tyre performance. Innovative features such as inverted V-treads, 3D sipes, and improved tread stiffness provide exceptional traction and grip on snow and ice. Moreover, cutting-edge technologies, including the "Aqua Pine Compound" based on natural resins, reduce braking distances in wet conditions while enhancing water drainage to prevent aquaplaning. Hankook's commitment to safety and performance shines through with the Winter icept RS3, offering drivers greater peace of mind during challenging winter conditions.

Hankook's Commitment to Excellence:

Chang Yool Han, Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK, expressed delight at receiving the Product of the Year awards from Auto Express. He emphasised Hankook's dedication to investing in research and development to continually improve their product portfolio and performance. This commitment underscores Hankook's drive to provide customers with exceptional tyres that meet their needs throughout the year.

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