South Korean tire supplier Hankook Tire Co. announced on March 29 that its Ventus Prime 3 tires have received the highest rating of “very recommendable” in the tire performance test from Auto Bild, a leading German automobile magazine.
Hankook’s Ventus Prime 3 tires, optimized for European climates and road conditions, received high scores in varied categories, including handling, steering response on both dry and wet roads, aquaplaning tests and noise.
Hankook Tire Vice Chairman and CEO Suh Seung-hwa said, “The company’s effort for technology leadership and management have been recognized by earning the best grade in Germany, which leads the global automobile industry.”
In February 2015, Hankook's Kinergy Eco, an eco-friendly and strategic model for the European market, was also rated as “very recommendable” by Auto Bild.
Along with ADAC Motorwelt, Auto Bild is one of Germany’s largest automobile magazines. The Auto Blid tire test covered tires from leading global tire manufacturers by installing them in the Volkswagen Golf.