Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
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 tyre 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.
- Optimized pitch sequence:
A quieter ride and better handling are ensured by optimizing pitch sequence.
- Optimized block stiffness:
Dry handling performance is improved through the use of larger shoulder blocks and increased contact area.
- Wide straight 3 channel groove:
Optimal width and positioning of the three channel grooves ensures excellent performance in wet driving conditions.
- Lateral shoulder grooves:
Designed to improve handling on dry roads and provide additional performance in wet conditions.
- Sawtooth type technology:
Improves dry handling without sacrificing wet handling ability.