Be prepared and outsmart the winter with new tyres

25th October 2018
Lanna Cooper


Today the extreme changes in winter weather are well known all over Europe. Heavy rain is becoming more frequent which increases the amount of the ever-dangerous slush, while driving on dry roads is also common.

During the first months of 2018, Nokian Tyres introduced three new tires to complement its high quality winter tire range - Nokian WR SUV 4, especially designed for European weather conditions, and Nordic non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV.

The new Nokian WR SUV 4 winter tire is specially developed for Central European SUV drivers ensuring the best performance on snow, slush and in heavy rain. Whether you drive on speedy autobahns, busy urban traffic or scenic Alpine roads, the driving feel is controlled and predictable on slippery and bare roads alike. This tire provides a combination of snow performance, handling properties on wet and dry as well as aquaplaning resistance.

“The versatile winter characteristics, excellent handling and an SUV specific construction makes the Nokian WR SUV 4 optimal for Central European winter,” explained Martin Dražík, Product Manager of Nokian Tyres.

Nokian WR SUV 4 has been granted the TÜV SÜD performance mark, which is a proof of excellence certifying that the tested tire compares favourably with competitors in terms of quality and performance.

The robust and durable structure combined with specially reinforced sidewalls ensure that the tire is stable and can withstand all the impacts and cuts that may occur while driving. The new Nokian WR SUV 4 is offered in speed categories H (210km/h), V (240km/h) and W (270km/h), and its comprehensive selection covers 57 products from 16 to 21".

Main innovations:

  • Climate Grip Concept - supreme handling on wet, slushy and snowy roads. The directional tread pattern design brings a stable driving feel and ensures safe aquaplaning and slushplaning characteristics. The specially tailored sipes stiffen the tire improving handling on wet and dry roads alike while the rigid SUV winter compound reliably responds to the rise and drop of the varying winter temperatures.
  • The Snow Claws provide maximum grip on snow. The claws grip effectively on surface when driving in soft snow and on other soft terrain. As well as adding to snow grip, this design improves the driving feel when cornering and changing lanes.
  • Polished grooves -stylish and functional, slush and water flow easily and efficiently off the slick and polished main grooves.
  • Aramid Sidewall technology brings the extreme durability. The strong aramid fibres strengthen the tire’s sidewalls providing more durability and protection for demanding driving situations.

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