Owing to its, optimal profile Designs developed by computer simulation this tire offers optimal running properties and high travelling comfort. The optimized profile Design with straight grooves provides for high aquaplaning. Thesilicatread compound guarantees optimal brake behavior on dry and wet underground. Silica (silicic acid) provides as a component of the rubber mixture for a better wet adhesion of the tire. Beyond that this material affects run achievement and rolling friction positively.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Hankook OPTIMO K715 tyre review
Average based on 10 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
14.12.2018fromJohn Johnston Given the limited road noise, and obvious good roadholding in wet and dry conditions, the car driver feels safe and complete confidence in the tyres performance. I intend to use the services of this company again in the near future. Thank you for an excellent service from the ordering of the tyres to their delivery. John.
11.03.2012fromKeith Cockrill Not only would I perchase this tyre again, I have brought two tyres to replace those getting low. These tyres on the i10 work well in the snow when driven with consideration for the conditions . However in wet and dry could do with better traction when pulling away but good at all other times.
19.08.2010fromPAUL BREWER THEY ARE A VERY GOOD TYRE FAR BETTER THAN THE STANDARD FITMENT MICHELINS WHICH ARE A SUMMER TYRE. VERY GOOD GRIP IN THE DRY AND THE WET THEY INSPIRE CONFIDENSE I WILL BACK FOR THE SAME AGAIN WHEN THEY WEAR OUT