Thu January 21 12:41 pm 2016 in categories Product releases, Generic releases

New summer tyre for small and medium-sized cars

Nokian iLine summer tyre – More comfort and economy with excellent driving feel

The new Nokian iLine for small and medium-sized cars rolls pleasantly and safely in any summer weather. This summer tyre from Nokian Tyres offers first-class fuel efficiency, which amounts to greener driving. The top-notch driving feel remains stable and reliable even under extreme conditions. The unique Venturi Grooves effectively prevent aquaplaning and the pine oil added to the rubber compound maximises tyre durability.

Nokian iLine

The new summer tyre from the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer supplements the selection of Nokian Tyres premium summer tyres for the increasingly varied Central European summer weather. The wide size selection (13–16 inches) is excellently suited for drivers who want to stay safe on rain-soaked asphalt and sun-scorched gravel roads alike. The most common speed ratings are T (190 km/h) and H (210 km/h). The entire size selection will be made available to drivers during the spring of 2016.

Central Europe is the most important market for the new tyres of the Nokian Line summer tyre family that took first places in comparison tests by ADAC and Auto Bild, for example. As multiple test winner, the inventor of the winter tyre, world record holder and innovation leader Nokian Tyres from Finland offers the safest tyres.

Venturi Grooves improve aquaplaning prevention

The Nokian iLine has a stable driving feel, and it is not afraid of rainfall from the summer’s sudden thunderstorms or the ever-treacherous aquaplaning. The Venturi Grooves on the inner and outer shoulder further improve aquaplaning prevention. The contoured grooves located between the tread blocks on the shoulder area accelerate the flow of discharged water.

The carefully designed asymmetrical inside-outside tread pattern also improves the aquaplaning properties of the Nokian iLine. The polished main grooves facilitate the removal of water. The optimised, open design at the mouth of the main grooves increases groove volume, thereby preventing further aquaplaning.

Better mileage, lower noise

The new Nokian iLine has low rolling resistance and good wear resistance thanks to several technological innovations. The hemispherical, golf ball-like indentations on the walls of the longitudinal ribs cool the tyre down. This new Silent Groove Design reduces air resistance and increases the range of the vehicle through lower fuel consumption.

The design of the sides of the longitudinal ribs also controls the interior and exterior rolling noise of the vehicle. The indentations guide the airflow, removing the noise waves caused by the edges of the transversal grooves and thereby preventing that unpleasant, howling sound.

The new Nokian iLine Silica tread compound is a skilful combination of safety and eco-friendliness. Pine oil has been added to the full silica compound that guarantees commendable wet grip under all conditions. Pine oil effectively reduces the temperature of the rubber compound by reducing the friction caused by inter-molecular movement. The Nokian iLine lasts longer and rolls lightly, consumes less fuel and minimises harmful emissions.

The water drop symbol reminds you of the risk of aquaplaning

Tyres that are in good condition will increase your safety by substantially reducing the possibility of aquaplaning. In addition to the Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) patented by Nokian Tyres, the tyres also have an aquaplaning indicator. Its water drop symbol disappears at the point where less than four millimetres of tread are remaining, indicating an increased risk for aquaplaning.

The new Nokian iLine – Comfort and economy

  • Uncompromising safety
  • Stable and pleasantly silent
  • Low rolling resistance saves fuel and preserves the environment

Main innovations:

Venturi Grooves. Effective aquaplaning prevention. The shaped grooves located between the shoulder blocks speed up the outflow of water. The speed of water flow increases at the point of constriction, effectively removing water between the tyre and driving surface.

Nokian iLine Silica rubber compound. Excellent wet grip and fuel efficiency. The new environmentally friendly full-silica compound ensures excellent wet grip and a low rolling resistance at all temperatures. The pine oil added to the rubber compound improves wear resistance.

Silent Groove Design. More driving comfort. The hemispherical indentations, reminiscent of a golf ball pattern, on the walls of the longitudinal ribs provide additional driving comfort. The innovation reduces the interior noise and external rolling noise of the vehicle. The design also reduces air resistance and cools the surface of the tyre, in turn improving wear resistance.

Product photos
www.nokiantyres.com/NokianiLine

Videos

Nokian summer tyres – Testing at the extremes
https://youtu.be/6kT0wLEOxY4

Unique durability - Nokian Aramid Sidewall technology
http://youtu.be/N5LvBke-UqY

Read more:

Nokian Line is test winner in the 2015 ADAC summer tyre test
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-line-is-test-winner-in-the-2015-adac-summer-tyre-test/

Nokian summer tyres
www.nokiantyres.com/tyres/passenger-car/summer-tyres/

Nokian Tyres – the world's northernmost tyre manufacturer and the inventor of the winter tyre www.nokiantyres.com/company/about-us/history/

More information:

www.twitter.com/NokianTyresCom 
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www.facebook.com/nokiantyres 
www.linkedin.com/company/nokian-tyres-plc

Motorist blog:
http://community.nokiantires.com/

Expert blog:
http://nordictyreblog.com/

Nokian Tyres Europe
Nokian Tyres s.r.o
V Parku 2336/22
148 00 Praha 4
Czech Republic

Managing Director Central Europe Hannu Liitsola, Tel. +420 605 236 440 E-mail hannu.liitsola@nokiantyres.com

Technical Customer Service Manager CE Sven Dittmann, Dipl.-Ing., Tel. +49 8143 444 850 E-mail sven.dittmann@nokiantyres.com

Marketing Manager Lukáš Líbal, Tel. +420 222 507 759 E-mail lukas.libal@nokiantyres.com

Nokian Tyres Finland Headquarters
Nokian Tyres plc
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20
37101 Nokia
Finland

Product Development Manager Jarno Ahvenlammi, Tel. +358 10 401 7741 E-Mail jarno.ahvenlammi@nokiantyres.com

Development Manager Juha Pirhonen, Tel. +358 10 401 7708 E-mail juha.pirhonen@nokiantyres.com

Product Manager Central Europe Stéphane Clepkens, Tel. +358 50 462 7536 E-mail stephane.clepkens@nokiantyres.com


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