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Nankang AS-1

Nankang AS-1 Review - Our Honest Opinion [2024]

Here are the key stats for the AS-1, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2009
Run Flat?No
Overall Score73/100


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Nankang AS-1 in Australia

This offering by Nankang has been around in Australia for about 15 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 108 sizes.

This premium touring all-season tyre is a solid option for those looking for an all season tyre in the economy end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The AS-1 Tyres

We've analysed the results of the following tyre benchmarks to carry out a data-driven review of the AS-1 tyres.

  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R18

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the AS-1 tyres. Bear in mind that these results are more subjective than the EU results.
Dry PerformanceGood
Snow/Ice PerformanceGood
Wet PerformanceGood
Overall Score73/100


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the AS-1 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R18


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 340, the AS-1 would theoretically last 3.4 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

These tyres score a grade of A.


We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these premium touring all-season tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!


With an overall rating of 73 out of 100, the AS-1 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premium touring all-season action.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 340
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 108 sizes of the AS-1 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

135/80 R12 68S
135/70 R15 70T
145/65 R15 72V
155/55 R14 73V XL
155/60 R15 74V
155/65 R14 75V
165/55 R14 72V
165/45 R15 68V
165/60 R13 77H
165/60 R14 75H
165/35 R18 82V XL
165/55 R15 75V
165/60 R14 75T
165/65 R15 81T
165/45 R15 72V XL
165/60 R13 77H XL
165/45 R17 75V XL
165/50 R16 75V
165/45 R15 68H
165/55 R15 75H
175/50 R13 72V
175/55 R15 77V
175/60 R15 81H
185/60 R16 90H XL
195/40 R17 81H XL
195/60 R15 88H
195/55 R15 85V
195/55 R16 87V
195/40 R17 81W XL
195/60 R16 89H
195/45 R17 85H XL
205/55 R16 91V
205/55 R16 91H
205/40 R18 86W XL
205/55 R17 91V
205/65 R15 95H
205/40 R18 86H XL
205/35 R18 81H XL
205/55 R17 91H
205/65 R16 95H
215/50 R17 91V
215/45 R17 91V XL
215/45 R18 93H XL
215/40 R18 89H
215/65 R16 98H
215/35 R18 84H XL
215/55 R17 94V
215/60 R17 96H
225/45 R18 95H XL
225/55 R17 97V
225/45 R19 92W
225/60 R18 100H
225/40 R18 92V XL
225/60 R18 100V
225/35 R18 87H XL
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/50 R18 95H
225/60 R18 100W
225/55 R19 99Y
225/50 R17 94V
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/55 R17 101V XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/40 R18 95H XL
235/45 R18 98H XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/40 R19 92Y
235/50 R18 97H
235/50 R17 96V
235/50 R18 97W
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/45 R18 94W
245/50 R18 104T XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/40 R18 97H XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R18 100H XL
245/35 R21 96Y XL
255/45 R18 99W
255/30 R21 93Y XL
255/40 R18 95Y
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R18 94H XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/35 R18 94W XL
255/45 R18 103W XL
255/40 R18 99H XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/45 R20 105W XL
255/45 R18 99Y
265/40 R18 97W
265/40 R18 97Y
265/40 R20 104Y XL
265/60 R18 110H
265/40 R18 101H XL
265/40 R18 101W XL
265/40 R18 101Y XL
275/40 R20 106W XL
275/40 R18 99H
275/45 R20 106Y
275/40 R20 106V XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/40 R18 99W
285/30 R21 100Y XL
295/35 R21 107Y XL
315/35 R20 110Y XL
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