Nokian WR SUV 3
Ultimate snow and slush performance
- Effectively prevents slush planing and aquaplaning
- Excellent handling on snowy and dry surfaces
- Extreme wet performance
New Nokian WR SUV 3 winter tyre is the test winner in the 2013 winter tyre test of German SUV magazine „OFF ROAD“
The new Nokian WR SUV 3 high-performance winter tyre is the test winner in the comprehensive SUV winter tyre test 2013 of German SUV magazine „OFF ROAD“, receiving the top mark “very recommended”. Its “strength: The performance on snow and ice is outstanding, absolutely convincing on asphalt.” Germany’s leading magazine for four-wheel drive, off road and SUV states: “Nokian: Unbeatable on ice and snow” and “very neutral.”
New Nokian WR SUV 3 high-performance SUV tyre feels at home in the varying European winter conditions, and it has excellent winter grip and driving response. The Nokian WR SUV 3 winter tyre resists effectively slush planing and aquaplaning and reliably masters all of the surprises that winter has in store. It rolls lightly and retains its balance on snow, slush, and dry roads alike.
The new symmetric and directional tread pattern of the Nokian WR SUV 3, heavy siping, and the winter silica compound tailored for high-powered SUVs ensure an exceptionally stable driving feel and relentless grip even at high speeds. New innovations like the Snow Claws take grip on snow and ice to a new level; this was a special objective during the tyre's development. The unique tread pattern design and polished transverse grooves help prevent dangerous slush planing and aquaplaning.
Unique tread pattern design – excellent handling
The symmetrical and directional tread pattern (with a fixed rotation direction) developed for high-performance SUVs both optimises the fantastic handling and ensures safe aquaplaning and slush-planing characteristics. The longitudinal centre rib stabilises the irresistible movement of the Nokian WR SUV 3 on all surfaces, especially at high speeds. In addition to the logical and balanced handling, the Nokian WR SUV 3 stops precisely and rolls lightly, saving fuel and preserving the environment.
The Groove Lifts on the tread blocks adjacent to the centre rib and the longitudinal ribs provide additional rigidity for the demanding and varying SUV use. The 3D Lock Sipes that stretch from shoulder to shoulder improve handling in corners and during evasions.
Nokian Tyres is known as a pioneer in slush planing tests. The Nokian WR SUV 3 also takes maximum advantage of this know-how. The deep transverse grooves, a strong, arrow-shaped directional tread pattern, and the polished main grooves effectively remove water and slush, thereby preventing dangerous aquaplaning and slush planing.
New Snow Claws innovation – optimal grip on snow
Snow Claws were shaped on the longitudinal and diagonal grooves of the tread blocks to provide much-needed grip on winter roads. They grip the surface relentlessly on soft snow and in soft terrain. The heavy siping on the tread blocks provides grip reserves for a rainy day. The WR SUV 3 responds quickly to steering and is easy to handle on bare and wet roads, but it is also reliable in quick turns and sudden lane changes on an icy road.
The sporty Nokian WR SUV 3 has a precise and responsive driving feel under all conditions. Handling remains safe and logical even when operating at the grip limits under extreme conditions. The grip limits are gradual and no sudden loss of road contact occurs. This is made possible by the balanced ratio of the lateral and longitudinal grip, a feature that the drivers of tall and massive SUVs will especially appreciate.
Tailored tread compound maximises grip and durability
The rigid SUV winter silica compound, tailored for varying conditions and high speeds, ensures excellent winter grip and wear resistance at all temperatures. Wet grip is optimised by the high silica content of the tread compound that reliably responds to the rise and fall of the temperature.
The rapeseed oil that is added to the rubber compound emphasises the eco-friendly nature of the Nokian WR SUV 3. The EU tyre label values for this genuine winter tyre are in the demanding class B for fuel economy and class C for wet grip, varying by tyre size.
New info area adds to winter safety and user comfort
The tread surface is equipped with the Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) that is patented by Nokian Tyres and improves winter safety. The snowflake symbol of the Winter Safety Indicator (WSI) remains visible to a groove depth of four millimetres. When the symbol wears out, the possibility of slush-planing, for example, increases substantially and, therefore, the motorist should purchase new winter tyres to ensure safety.
The location and pressure indicators on the sidewall information area improve safety. The information area allows for recording the correct inflation pressure and installation location during tyre change. Correct tyre pressure makes the car's steering more precise, reduces tyre damage, and saves on fuel costs. Comfort and safety are improved further by a new section that can be used to record the tightening torque of bolts for alloy rims.
The comprehensive selection of 37 products includes rim sizes from 15 inches to 21 inches, covering both smaller and larger SUVs. Most of the tyres in the modern selection are also XL marked, meaning that they have the highest possible load capacity.
- Tread pattern design (Nokian WR SUV 3)
- Snow Claws (Nokian WR SUV 3)
- Groove Lifts (Nokian WR SUV 3)
- 3D Lock Sipe (Nokian WR SUV 3)
- Polished grooves (Nokian WR SUV 3)
- DSI and WSI indicators (Nokian WR SUV 3)
- Information Field (Nokian WR SUV 3)
Select a tyre size to view EU label information
- When selecting a tyre, always choose one that matches your usage in the best possible way. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that tyre developers and testers take into account.
- Although the new label makes it easier to compare tyre models, you should also support your decision by consulting the following, for example tyre retail experts or independent magazine test articles.
- The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather. Instead, it may be misleading and endanger traffic safety. In demanding and varying winter conditions, the most important safety characteristics for tyres are ice grip and snow grip.