Kinergy eco’s Fuel Saving Technology was developed by combining new materials, such as nano-scale silica particles, using new mixing technology.
These technologies help improve both fuel efficiency and wet braking performance. This tire was designed to satisfy customers riding comfort as well as maximizing fuel efficiency.
This combination of comfort and efficiency was made possible through the use of Hankook’s vibration control technology.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Hankook Kinergy Eco K425 tyre review
Average based on 1,449 test results
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20.10.2018 from Laszlo Puskas I am driving since 1986 more than 800 thousand km!
23.09.2015 from Mike Excellent all-round tyre except for tyre wear. Comparable to Michelin in performance, but it won't last nearly as long, so unless you are worried about punctures, might be worth buying Michelin.
12.09.2015 from Peter Webb An excellent tyre for the price. No problems in any conditions
08.09.2014 from andrew For the sort of motoring I do these are excellent value tyres