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Test victory for Hankook Kinergy 4S 2X SUV tyres

Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 all-season passenger car tyre gained top rankings in 2020 in four different tests by independent European automotive magazines, and this year the SUV version follows suit; soon to be named test winner in Auto Bild Allrad’s major tyre test.

The tester praised the Kinergy 4S 2X with “convincing driving characteristics in all weather conditions” and calls it “exemplary” (Auto Bild Allrad 10/2021).

Hankook claims the Kinergy 4S 2 all-weather tread for passenger cars and Kinergy 4S 2X for SUVs are “excellent alternatives” for all those who want to avoid the need to change their tyres every year.

“We are delighted that the Kinergy 4S 2 and the SUV version, the Kinergy 4S 2X, convinced the judges across the board the in independent tests,” said Bonhee Ku, senior vice president and CTO of Hankook Tire.

“The properties of the tyre speak for themselves: The V-shaped tread pattern and the state-of-the-art tread compound which is made from natural oils, offers stable, secure wet and dry handling, precise steering and high aquaplaning resistance.”

The Kinergy 4S 2 boasts snowflake marking (3PMSF) and offers high reliability in wet, dry and snowy conditions, which is made possible by the directional tread.

The V-shaped interlocking tread blocks ensure sufficient driving stability even in the cold season. They are complemented by extra-wide, two-stage main drainage grooves, allowing water to be optimally drained to the sides even in heavy rain.

Hankook says the drainage system prevents aquaplaning and is also able to drain slush from the tread more effectively than before. These properties are supported by the tread compound, which is made of a high-density silica-polymer composite, this ensures a very good wet grip thanks to a proportion of natural oils and resins.