Hankook has been busy developing the next generation of advanced passenger car tyres. The Kinergy Eco tyre story combines the latest tyre technology in the areas of safety, handling, and comfort with the environmental consciousness that is becoming an increasingly important criteria for today’s vehicles. Kinergy is an abbreviation for Kinetic Energy or energy of motion (from the Greek kinesis, or movement) – the energy that an object possesses due to its motion.
It is equivalent to the amount of work required to accelerate from a state of rest to a state of motion. In the case of the new Hankook K425, that amount is considerably lower than with conventional tyres in this class. The Eco part of the name reminds the consumer of this tyres ecological and economic benefits. The big point here is that this new ecologically conscious product delivers both in terms of preserving our surroundings and reducing vehicles fuel consumption. This really is the big emerging trend in the tyre world; and so it shoud be!
The all new k425 Kinergy Eco from Hankook Tyre is an impressive balancing act. By combining the very latest materials, like silica nanoparticles and innovative compound technologies, Hankook has been able to reduce the rolling resistance of the K415 by 12 percent as compared to conventional tyres currently available on the market. The energy savings are reflected in lower fuel consumption, thereby contributing to an improved overall CO2 footprint. At the same time, this versatile all-rounder really excells in safety-related matters, such as wet braking, and offers about eight percent shorter stopping distances by comparison to other tyres in its class.
Society’s values have changed greatly in recent years. People are more environmentally conscious in their thinking and their actions, and they want their tyres to also offer better fuel economy, but without sacrificing safety and driving comfort. With the K415, Hankook have succeeded in creating this combination. But the safety of the consumers remains Hankooks top priority; safety is always Hankooks top priority.
The balanced, asymmetrical tread significantly enhances the tyre’s handling. At the same time, the optimized tread design of the K415 Kinergy Eco not only delivers better handling , but also makes driving more comfortable and quieter. Optimally arranged, wide longitudinal grooves offer effective protection from hydroplaning. Self-sharpening tread block edges also ensure the necessary grip on both wet and dry driving surfaces. Wider shoulder blocks and an enlarged contact area improve traction and stability in curves, even at high speeds, on a dry surface.
Tyre buyers are increasing concerned about our environment and have an expectation that companies exhibit social and environmental responsibility in formulating new products leading to the development of sustainable, environmentally friendly products like the new K425 Kinergy Eco.
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