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Victory for Hankook: Manufacturer Excels in Independent Product Tests

It was cause for celebration this year when Hankook’s brand new Ventus Prime3 tyre won shortest braking distance in the 2018 summer tyre test, held by Auto Bild – one of Europe’s biggest automobile consumer magazines.

It is the second independent product test the Ventus Prime3 mastered, after being awarded top marks in the ADAC summer tyres test. These wins confirm Hankook’s place as a superior supplier of high performance tyres for every purpose.

Three Generations of Success

As a third generation product in the successful Ventus Prime series, this offering has repeated the success of previous designs in this accomplished line of products. A successor to the Ventus Prime2, the new model has been launched to contend with the driving challenges of the European summer.

Marketed as ‘premium comfort tyres’, the Ventus Prime3 meets high standards of performance, luxury, safety and environmental friendliness. Thanks to the 90 available sizes, any kind of car can benefit from enhanced summer driving.

The Ventus Prime3 possesses:

  • Outstanding driving ability on wet and dry roads
  • High-precision steering
  • Short wet and dry braking distance
  • Comfort making for a smooth ride

The Big Test

The first round of Auto Bild’s tests saw 51 products from an impressive array of market leaders go through rigorous testing – Hankook came out on top for braking, standing out amongst other global forerunners.

Remarkable Wet and Dry Handling

The superb grip is achieved by the cutting-edge silica compound, providing unbeatable grip on any type of surface and an 8% improvement on wet braking compared to its predecessor. The four grooves in the tread pattern also act to resist the effects of aquaplaning and enhance control in wet weather.

A key element of the tyre is a innovative new polymer that boasts a high molecular weight, thus boosting its wear-resistance. As an added innovation, asymmetry is incorporated into the tread, creating a more effective contact surface between tyre and ground.

With 55 years of successful trading under our belt, Watling Tyres has the skills and expertise to supply, fit and advise on a wide range of tyres. We stock and install the biggest brands, including Hankook, and also offer a mobile fitting service for ultimate convenience. Our team also stock a range of car accessories and supporting products – contact us today to chat to our friendly team.


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