Wide 4 channel grooves: provides superior wet performance through rapid drainage.
Optimised design for specific grooves by position: All groove depths are designed by their position for optimized stiffness.
Enhanced tread block stiffness: by applying an optimized design technology the actual contact area ratio is increased and stiffness improved.
Optimised new profile: The optimized profile ensure the best tyre performance in high-speed driving conditions.
Groove chamfer: The contact are is widened instantaneously when braking by groove chamfer.
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 Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyre review
Average based on 5 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
06.12.2019 from White These tyres give a superb quiet ride. I also have these tyres fitted to the front of my vehicle, which have now completed 45,000 km and the wear is every bit as good as the Michelin tyres they replaced. Although I do not drive in an aggressive manner I have not noticed any detriment in road holding or fuel consumption.
20.11.2019 from Ian It's a good allrounder and quieter than some others I have tested. I'm 55 now so no mad driving.
18.11.2019 from Virgil Very good grip, never betrayed me, but worn very fast in 2 summers.
23.03.2019 from Lee Given me full handling confidence in dry or wet conditions probably the best tyre I’ve used to date.