Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test
Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS² has proved successful in the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Finishing a close second against seven other tyre brands in the popular 225/45R17 size found on many family cars, the tyre achieved first place finishes in several categories including snow braking, snow traction and snow circle.
Each tyre was rated in a series of key performance assessments including snow, at the Arctic Circle proving ground in Ivalo, Finland, and wet and dry handling at a test centre in northern Germany. Other key performance tests included cabin noise, rolling resistance and price.
The Winter i*cept RS² topped tests conducted in frozen Finland. Auto Express concluded that the tyre gave “a sound performance that inspired confidence” with “no surprise that it won all the other tests for traction, braking and around the circle.”
In the wet, the Winter i*cept RS² was deemed “lively and sharp with good traction accelerating through the turns” and “the poor weather prowess didn’t come at the expense of performance in the dry as it was on the podium in both braking and handling.”
Mark Grace, marketing manager at Hankook Tyre UK said “Hankook are delighted with the result in the latest winter tyre tests by Auto Express. The Winter i*cept RS² has already been honoured by the Eco-Master Award from European magazine AUTO BILD and this latest award underlines our commitment to providing drivers with well-designed driving characteristics, including even better handling and braking performance. The Winter i*cept RS² offers stable and consistent handling on wet and snowy roads without sacrificing performance on dry surfaces.”