ERJ staff report (DS)
Neu-Isenburg, Germany - Hankook Tyre said it is ready for the EU label scheme, with A-A rated tyres ready for launch into the European market during 2013. The company said all its tyres are now tested and accredited.
Hankook's Ventus S1 evoÂ² and the Kinergy Eco, both offer the coveted A-A lable. Both were introduced at this year's international tyre expo 'Reifen Essen' and both will be launched in the European markets during 2013.
Jin-Wook Choi, President and CEO of the European division of Hankook Tire said, â€œabout fifty per cent of all sizes of our current passenger car tyre series Ventus S1 evoÂ², Ventus PrimeÂ² and Kinergy Eco already achieve top label certifications of CA or BB for the replacement market segment with more to come.â€
Hankook said it has developed a â€œLabel Finderâ€œ. The online tool aims to help both consumers and dealers. It provides an overview of the label results of each individual Hankook tyre model. The label finder also allows users to compare different tyre models and sizes with regard to wet braking and fuel efficiency.
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Press release from Hankook