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Hankook’s Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV gains ‘Recommended’ award in the Auto Express 2022 SUV Summer Tire Test

2022. 08. 05

- Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV tire aced the wet tests and performed well in the dry
- Reviews commend its grip, excellent road handling and overall performance
- The 4th Auto Express award for Hankook Tyre UK in 2022

Daventry, UK, August 5, 2022 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire has received its 4th award this year from Auto Express with the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV being placed 2nd in the Auto Express SUV Tire Test 2022 and receiving the ‘Recommended’ accolade.

This new test from Auto Express is the result of the growing popularity of SUVs on today's roads. Hankook very nearly did the double with this SUV version of its 2021 test winning Ventus S1 evo 3 with the S1 evo 3 SUV being described as ‘the tire to have in the wet’ (Auto Express, July 20, 2022) with two section victories and decent results in aquaplaning. The report highlights that over 700 customer reviews gave this tire a high rating of 4.6/5 with Blackcircles.com commenting “This new tire is proving to be a popular choice early on, with reviews commending its grip, excellent road handling and overall performance” (July 20, 2022).

Hankook has already picked up three awards from Auto Express this year, namely 2022 Product of the Year accolades for the ultra-high-performance Ventus S1 evo 3 and the all-season Kinergy 4S 2 with the Winter i*cept RS 2 securing a ‘Commended’ rating.

Sooil Lee, CEO & President of Hankook Tire & Technology commented, “This is an excellent achievement for the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV and extends our award-winning credentials into the SUV market. Hankook is proud to be a global premium tire manufacturer and achieving recognition from Auto Express demonstrates Hankook’s commitment to such high levels of quality and performance.”

Summer performance for SUVs

The Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV has significantly increased sidewall strength compared to standard products thanks to "bead packing", the use of a special nylon material in the sidewall area. The two-layer carcass and the use of an aramid composite material reduce the unwanted expansion of the rolling circumference at high speeds by up to 60 percent compared to previous patterns. The tires therefore have very high driving stability and steering precision, as well as increased durability due to lower overall heat development. The sporty and dynamic performance on both dry and wet roads is further enhanced by a new tread compound using high-performance natural resins. As a result, the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV achieves a consistently high level of performance across a wide range of temperatures and conditions.