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The SOLUS KH17 is a contemporary performance tyre for such top selling hatchbacks and saloons as Ford's Fiesta and Focus, Volkswagen's Polo and Golf and Vauxhall's Corsa and Astra. It has already won the approval of a number of major European car magazines and was awarded Best Buy status by Which? Magazine.
The SOLUS KH17 features three wide longitudinal grooves for optimum wet weather performance and exceptional stability thanks to reinforced tread blocks equipped with waved semi-grooves. The KH17 is available in a range of sizes from 155/65R13 to 225/50R17 and speed ratings H to V.
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Solus KH17 tyre review
Average based on 459 test results
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10.10.2020fromGriffin No complaints, will probably buy them again. Good value for money.
01.01.2014frommason wow do they work good in rain my Yugo only weighs 1835lb and at 55mph hit 2 water the car went straight through on hydroplane at all I could not believe it and this was the best price for tires for that car it is hard to find 13 today thanks a bunch
20.05.2013fromNeil. I didn't like these tyres. Not a patch on the P6000s I replaced with them. Fuel economy dropped about 4mpg, wooly round corners. Weirdly same tyres worked well on my wifes car.
09.01.2013fromLenn For the price, these tires are the best choice you can make. My car came with Michelin HXMXM4's originally and I'd say that they perform equally but are better because they're half the price and last twice as long. I've put 20k on them and they still look and feel new. Definitely would buy these again.