The latest All-Season tyre AW-6 boasts years of tyre knowledge to deliver a great all season tyre.
Designed with winter tyre type tread block sipes to allow cold season performance and summer tyre style shoulders to allow dry weather performance and cornering stability. The all Season AW-6 is the best of both worlds.
With a brand new compound and wider tread blocks than the previous All-Season tyre, the AW-6 has superior EU labelling and much better performance through those winter months.
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.
Nankang Cross Seasons AW-6 tyre review
Average based on 12 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
05.01.2021fromJ Dimsdale These tyres have been fine on road but we do quite a bit of mild off road driving in mud and ice and they have excelled whilst smarter 4WDs have been struggling.
23.09.2020fromMondeo estate More grip than my previous standard tyre which were hard and old so maybe short of pliability and were terrible in the wet and standing water. Fuel consumption may be up a bit but can now corner in confidence and deal with standing water and heavy rain. Aquaplane potential is now well above speed limits whereas before it was vague in anything above 40!
02.09.2020fromTerry Penhall The tyres are on the rear and provide a smooth ride are quiet and provide good grip
20.08.2020fromNik They are cheap for reason. When they are new they handle well in dry and wet but as soon as they loose a mm they become very poor. Tested but will not buy again.