Global leading tire company Hankook Tire’s latest version of its ultra-high-performance (UHP) tire, the Ventus S1 Evo 3 has taken its first test win in the 2021 Summer Tire Test by Auto Express Magazine, the UK’s best-selling car magazine. Since 1998, the Auto Express tire tests have been seen as the benchmark for performance, safety, and fuel efficiency by consumers looking for independent tire advice. In the tests, which were published in the September 2021 Special Edition, the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3 was competing against 10 other summer tire brands in the big-selling 225/45 R17 size.
Each tire was rated in a series of key performance assessments at a proving ground in northern Germany, including wet grip, dry grip, noise, fuel economy, and price. All test results were converted to percentages to accurately reflect the tire’s relative performance and these are essentially added together to get the final result. The Ventus S1 Evo 3 also topped the test in the wet grip category, which is the area drivers are most likely to exceed their tire’s grip. Auto Express commented on the result “To finish two meters ahead of the next-best – which was still doing 13 mph when the Ventus had stopped – deserves noting. It was not just in a straight line where the Hankook excelled; it was good on the wet handling circuit, marrying strong front-end performance with a grippy rear. The balance was good, with precise steeling allowing secure progress through the turns on the throttle. It also worked well in the deeper water aquaplaning tests.”
Sooil Lee, President, and CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology says “We are delighted with the result in the latest summer tire tests by Auto Express. The Ventus S1 Evo 3 has already received a Highly Recommended accolade in the Tire Reviews 2021 UHP tire test, and this latest award underlines our commitment to providing drivers with excellent handling throughout powerful acceleration as well as excellent wet braking performance.”
On this occasion, Mr. Marwan bin Shihon, Vice President of Bin Shihon Group, the exclusive distributor of Hankook tires in Saudi Arabia, assured that Hankook tires continuously confirm its global excellence through a large number of accolade, praises, and awards it receives for its innovation and creativity in the world of the tire industry, pointing out that these successes extended to the Saudi market, in which Hankook occupies a prestigious and highly trusted position among our customers.