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Hankook Optimo Kinergy Eco K425, a new green tyre.

New tyres Published the 07/03/2011

The manufacturer Hankook is most well-known for its sports range, Venus. In marketing the Kinergy Eco, the Korean brand is aligning its technologically advanced product with the green tyre range.

New Hankook Kinergy Eco tyre Copyright © : Hankook

Kinergy is a shortened version of KINetic enERGY, referring to the energy released from a moving object. The use of this evocative term enables Hankook to promote the ecological features of the tyre and, of course, the safety factor.

The Optimo Kinergy Eco is promoted as a tyre with very low rolling-resistance. Technically, it is composed of a variety of materials such as nano-scale silica particles, and uses a new compound technology. The consumer is the winner, and the environment too, thanks to the vehicle’s reduced fuel consumption, which means CO2 emissions are lower as a result.

Dispersion of water by a new Hankook Kinergy Eco tyreCopyright © : Hankook
The Kinergy Eco was particularly well designed when it comes to safety, and notably for braking on wet roads.  The tread has a 3-channel groove to ensure optimal water evacuation, provide excellent stopping-distance in wet driving conditions and also to reduce the risks of aquaplaning.

The tyre’s self-sharpening tread block edges and wider shoulder blocks ensure reliable grip and handling.

For driving comfort, the Kinergy Eco uses Vibration Control Technology. This reduces vibrations while offering performances that are less sensitive to tread temperature.

The Hankook Kinergy Eco will be available in the following dimensions:

Size Loadindex Speedindex Runflat Reinforced
155/65R14 75 T - -
165/60R14 75 H - -
165/65R14 79 T - -
165/65R15 81 T - -
165/70R14 85 T - XL
165/70R14 81 T - -
175/60R15 81 V - -
175/65R14 82 T - -
175/65R14 86 T - XL
185/55R14 80 H - -
185/55R15 82 H - -
185/60R14 82 H - -
185/60R14 82 T - -
185/60R15 84 H - -
185/60R15 88 H - XL
185/65R14 86 H - -
185/65R14 86 T - -
185/65R15 88 H - -
185/65R15 88 T - -
185/65R15 92 T - XL
185/70R14 88 T - -
195/50R15 82 H - -
195/55R15 85 H - -
195/55R15 85 V - -
195/55R16 87 H - -
195/55R16 87 V - -
195/60R15 88 H - -
195/65R15 91 H - -
195/65R15 91 T - -
195/65R15 95 T - XL
195/65R15 91 V - -
205/55R16 91 H - -
205/55R16 91 V - -
205/55R16 94 V - XL
205/60R15 91 H - -
215/60R16 99 H - XL
215/60R16 99 V - XL
215/65R16 98 H - -