Hankook’s Kinergy 4S 2 all-weather tires demonstrated its impressive performance capabilities once again in independent tire tests, conducted by various European trade magazines this year. With more than 20 years of development expertise in the field, Hankook Tire is one of the global pioneers of all-season treads.
The Kinergy 4S 2, is an all-weather passenger car tire, which is also available in an SUV version as the Kinergy 4S 2 X. The Kinergy 4S 2 is coming to the Canadian market starting in January 2021, and will be available in 45 sizes.
The editors of the German car magazine, Auto Bild Allrad, praised the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 as this year’s winner of the all-season tire test, commenting, “All-round talent with excellent driving characteristics in all weather conditions, dynamic handling characteristics, harmonious steering behaviour as well as short snow and wet braking distances.”
Now in its fifth generation, the Kinergy 4S 2 offers more balanced and consistent performance and all-season capabilities for various weather and temperature conditions. The tire is aimed towards quality and cost-conscious drivers who want year-round balanced performance and safety. Thanks to the snowflake symbol (3PMSF), the tire can also be driven all year round in most Canadian provinces.
Available in 45 sizes, these impressive tires offer performance capabilities for various weather and temperature conditions, perfect for drivers who want quality while being cost-conscious. The V-shaped tread pattern and modern tread compound create a balanced tire and can be driven in most Canadian provinces all year round.
Tread pattern, compound
The V-shaped tread pattern and the ultra-modern tread compound, which consists of components made from natural oils, also won over the testers of Auto Bild Magazine. “Convincing driving characteristics on wet roads, good snow qualities, short wet and dry braking distances, very good reserves in case of aquaplaning,” was the conclusion of the editorial team, who granted the Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 the overall rating of “Good”.
The experts from the online magazine Tyre Reviews described the Hankook all-weather pattern as “highly recommended” and also affirmed its very balanced characteristics. The tire also convinced the test editors of the British car magazine Auto Express, who recommended it to its readers.
The Kinergy 4S 2 is a true all-rounder, combining the specific summer and winter features of a tire without temperature-related performance degradation. It offers high reliability in wet, dry and snowy conditions, made possible by features such as the directional tread pattern. 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, which allow water to drain to the sides even during heavy rain. The drainage system, therefore, prevents aquaplaning and is also able to channel slush out of the tread more effectively than before. These properties are supported by the tread compound of a high-density silica-polymer composite, which ensures excellent wet grip thanks to a proportion of natural oils and resins.