oh now you got me worried as I went with studded tires also. Let us know how you go about insulating wheel liners as well as improvement in noise level.The OEM 19" Tires are 235/55/R19.
I got some matching 235/55/R19 studded Michelin X-Ice North for mine.
Now have to upgrade the insulation of the front wheel liners. The rears wheel liners are insulated, the fronts are just straight plastic and the tyre noise is pretty awful.
I think summer tires are always a good idea. Proper M&S wear much quicker in summer. The reason is that the rubber has to be much softer at cold temperatures. So if you drive in summer, it gets that much hotter and the wear is much worse, as they make the rubber mix way softer than on summer tires.i really hope they choose to send the car to Canada w an All Season tire w M&S rating, biggest waste putting summer tires on this car, especially if one can get by without winters, all Season and chains in event I need better traction, the car is heavy enough as is
Not homologated by factory. 18" will most likely depend on wheel design if it will clear the brakes or not.Still searching internet if the 235/60/18 will fit on the Ioniq5. Looking to purchase winter tires before car gets here
All season EV tires can be used at a pinch in Germany, but they must be declared as such either on the tire, or on documentation that is kept within the car that precisely nominates the tires as fitted as ALL SEASON.I'm not quite sure how the winter weather is in the Netherlands, but I for sure wouldn't go trough the winter without proper winter tires here in Denmark.
But it all depends on your driving needs, and whether you just commute on larger roads and/or in the cities, or if you need to travel on smaller roads.
As far as I've heard, the car is shipped with either Michelin Pilot Sport or Michelin Primacy tires. They are both categorized as summer tires, and for sure has rather great performance on both dry and wet roads... As long as the temperature is above 8-10 degrees celsius. When the temperature drops below that, and even below freezing temperature, the rubber in the tires gets stiffer, and therefore the tire performs worse. It probably will do fine on dry roads, but on wet/snowy/icy roads I wouldn't risk it.
Interesting. My I5 came with 235/55R19 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV ("Nordic-style" non studded) winter tyres on Hyundai rims. Horrendously expensive at 2 800 €, but as it was part of the purchase price and discounts, it is funny money of a sort.Just ordered an ionic 5 and dealer told me Hyundai is recommending 255/45/20 for winter tires. I live in Sweden.