Tue March 18 04:56 pm 2014 in category Product news

Nokian summer tyres offer high levels of safety and satisfaction in challenging summer conditions

Tested innovations: Swoop Grooves prevent aquaplaning, Silent Groove Design increases driving comfort, new Nokian Driving Safety Indicator is easy to use. Nokian Z SUV is the winner of the 2014 summer tyre test by the German magazine OFF ROAD

 

The Nokian summer tyres, Nokian zLine for fast driving and Nokian Line with strong grip on wet surfaces, offer high levels of safety and satisfaction in challenging summer conditions. As the cool top model, the sporty Nokian zLine Ultra High Performance tyre is stable, precise and quiet, even at extreme limits. On fast, sporty cars it shows fast-response handling and firm grip on wet surfaces.

 

The high-performance Nokian Line, designed for high-powered and middle-sized cars, provides optimum grip and precise handling, especially on wet roads, in the rapidly changing road conditions in Europe. Drivers are delighted by its excellent aquaplaning protection, great comfort and reasonable economy.

 

There are now six new sizes of the Nokian zLine (17, 18 and 19 inches) and of the Nokian Line (13, 16 and 17 inches), available from tyre retailers. As a premium brand, Nokian Tyres, the leading winter tyre specialist from Finland, also offers a large, varied range of summer tyres, in a total of 196 sizes.

 

Swoop Grooves effectively prevent aquaplaning

 

Nokian summer tyres have tested unique innovations. Swoop Grooves effectively prevent aquaplaning. The elliptical slots on the transversal grooves on the outer shoulder store more water, as the volume of the transversal grooves increases. Their shape ensures that the firm tyre has excellent grip on wet surfaces, even when it is showing signs of wear. The transversal grooves are also cut to be more open, which accelerates the flow of discharged water. This prevents aquaplaning.

 

Silent Groove Design delivers greater driving comfort and better durability

 

The Silent Groove Design from Nokian provides a more enjoyable driving feel and makes the travel comfortably quiet. The round holes on the walls of the transverse grooves, like those on a golf ball, minimise noise inside the vehicle and when driving past. The holes direct air-flow, absorb noise and therefore prevent unpleasant whistling sounds. This shape also reduces air resistance and cools the tyre, which results in increased mileage.

 

New, easy to use Nokian Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with aquaplaning warning

 

Nokian summer tyres have a new, easy to use Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) on their tread surface, patented by Nokian Tyres. The numbers that show the groove depth and the water drop symbol that advises of the danger of aquaplaning have been angled to be in the line of sight of drivers inspecting the tyres. The water drop symbol disappears at the point that less than four millimetres of tread are remaining, indicating an increased risk for aquaplaning.

 

Nokian SUV tyre is the test winner in the 2014 summer tyre test of the German magazine OFF ROAD

 

Nokian Z SUV is the winner of the 2014 summer tyre test in the German magazine OFF ROAD, with the rating “very recommended” and “overall rating 1-“. In the German grading system 1 is the best grade very good, 1 – is slightly less than 1. "Strengths: The Nokian achieves the top rating for braking and handling on dry and wet surfaces." "The Nokian crosses the line clearly in first place: It responds to steering immediately and corners like it is on rails … The Finnish Nokian is also at the head in the braking test. It takes exactly 28.63 metres to brake from 80 to 5 km/h." In the summer tyre test of German SUV MAGAZIN, the Nokian is also the test winner. The safe, strong Nokian Z SUV with firm grip is available from tyre service outlets in 17 sizes, from 17 to 22 inches.

 

Durable and strong Nokian HT SUV excels on asphalt, but it also works reliably when driving off of the main roads, such as on sand or gravel. There are 21 sizes available, from 15 to 18 inches.

 

Nokian tyres are test winners in the 2013 summer tyre tests in German car magazines Auto Bild and auto TEST

 

Nokian summer tyres are multiple test winners, offering high levels of safety and saving fuel. Nokian tyres are test winners in the 2013 summer tyre test of the German car magazine Auto Bild, with the top rating "exemplary", and auto TEST, with the top rating "auto TEST test winner 2013". The Nokian tyre was awarded the top rating "good" by ADAC, the German automobile club, and the consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest. The Finnish tyre came second in the auto motor sport test with the top rating "highly recommended" and in the car magazine Auto with "very good". Overall, Nokian tyres achieved 17 very good and good test results in the 2013 summer tyre tests in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

Nokian tyres are also test winners in the 2012 summer tyre tests in Auto Bild, outperforming all other brands with eight test wins.

 

In 113 test reports from autumn 2011 to spring 2014, Nokian tyres were test winners or among the leading test winners group 66 times, scoring good 48 times – in Central Europe alone.

 

Nokian tyres are also available as complete tyre on rims for tyre changes from retailers.
www.nokiantyres.com
Vianor tyre and car-service chain of Nokian Tyres:
http://vianor.com

 

Editor: Dr Falk Köhler

 

Photo downloads Nokian zLine summer tyres:
www.nokiantyres.com/NokianzLine

 

Photo downloads Nokian Line summer tyres:
www.nokiantyres.com/NokianLine

 

Photo downloads Nokian Z SUV summer tyres:
https://www.nokiantyres.com/nokianzsuv

 

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More info

 

Nokian zLine - sporty, cool performance for fast driving
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/the-new-nokian-zline-sporty-cool-performance-for-fast-driving-2/

 

Nokian Line – Top performance for wet roads:
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/new-nokian-line-top-performance-for-wet-roads-2/

 

Nokian tyre is test winner in the 2013 summer tyre test in German car magazine Auto Bild and in auto TEST
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-tyres-are-test-winners-in-the-2013-summer-tyre-tests-in-german-car-magazines-auto-bild-and/

 

Nokian tyres – test success:
www.nokiantyres.com/test-success

 

Nokian Tyres is the world's leading winter tyre specialist, a multiple test winner, the inventor of the winter tyre and a premium brand

 

As the world's leading winter tyre specialist, a multiple test winner, and a premium brand, Nokian Tyres offers the safest tyres for Northern conditions. Innovative Nokian tyres from Finland for cars, trucks, and heavy machinery demonstrate their high quality particularly well in snow, ice, tough climates, and demanding driving situations. Nokian is the inventor of the winter tyre and has been designing, testing, and patenting innovative tyres for 80 years. Furthermore, Nokian produces tyres especially developed for European weather and the higher speeds on European motorways. Nokian tyres deliver excellent safety, save fuel, and are the forerunner of environmental friendliness. The company is number 1 in terms of brand recognition and appreciation in Scandinavia and Russia and has a positive, exceptional image.

 

Nokian WR winter tyres are test winners and have achieved numerous further test successes

 

Nokian WR winter tyres, optimised for European demands, are test winners and have achieved numerous further test successes. The Nokian WR D3 winter tyre scores the top rating “good”, and is thus “especially recommended” in the 2013 winter tyre test of the German automobile club ADAC and the consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest and is amongst the best. The Nokian WR D3 is rated “Especially recommended” by the German car magazine auto motor sport. The new Nokian WR SUV 3 high performance winter tyre comes out on top in the big SUV winter tyre test 2013 by OFF ROAD, with the top rating “highly recommended”.
Nokian winter tyres are the test winners in the 2012 winter tyre tests conducted by the German car magazines Auto Bild, auto motor sport, and AUTOStraßenverkehr earning top ratings of “exemplary”, “highly recommended”, and “very good”. In more than 20 winter tyre tests carried out by car magazines in Germany and other European countries last winter, Nokian tyres came out on top and thus confirmed the positive image of the Nordic premium brand. The Finnish tyres are given the top rating of “good” by the German automobile club ADAC and consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest.
Standard Nokian winter tyres set a new Guinness world record Fastest on Ice by reaching a top speed of 335.713 km/h.

 

Nokian SUV tyre is the test winner in the 2014 summer tyre test of German magazine OFF ROAD

 

The Nokian Z SUV is winner of the 2014 summer tyre test in the German magazine OFF ROAD, with the rating “very recommended” and “overall rating 1-“. In the German grading system 1 is the best grade “very good”, 1 – is slightly less than 1. "Strong point: the Nokian scores top marks for braking and handling on dry and wet surfaces." In the summer tyre test of German SUV MAGAZIN, the Nokian is also the test winner.

 

Nokian tyres are test winners of the 2013 summer tyre test in German car magazines Auto Bild and auto TEST

 

The summer tyres from Nokian Tyres are multiple test winners, offering high levels of safety and saving fuel. The Nokian tyres are test winners in the 2013 summer tyre tests in the German car magazine Auto Bild scoring the top rating of "exemplary" and in German car magazine auto TEST with the top rating auto TEST test winner, too. The Nokian tyre is awarded the top rating "good" by the German automobile club ADAC and the consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest. The Finnish tyre is runner-up in the test of auto motor sport with the top rating “especially recommended”, in the car magazine Auto with “Very good”. A total of 17 very good and good test results were achieved by Nokian tyres in the 2013 summer tyre tests in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
In the 2012 summer tyre tests, Nokian tyres were also test winners in the German car magazine Auto Bild and with eight wins Nokian won more tests than any other brand.
In 113 test reports from autumn 2011 to spring 2014, Nokian tyres were test winners or among the leading test winners group 66 times, scoring good 48 times – in Central Europe alone.

 

Increased safety through innovations: Winter Safety Indicator with snowflake and Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with aquaplaning warning

 

The Nokian Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator (WSI), on the Nokian WR winter tyre clearly shows the driver the groove depth as a number from 8 to 4 millimetres. The snowflake remains visible down to 4 millimetres. When it disappears, the risk increases and the winter tyres should be replaced. The grooves must be a minimum of 4 millimetres deep in order to provide enough grip on snow and to prevent slush planing and aquaplaning on winter and summer tyres.
The Driving Safety Indicator on the Nokian summer tyres shows the driver the groove depth as a simple figure from 8 to 3. An aquaplaning alert within this warns of the danger of aquaplaning with a drop symbol. It disappears when there are only four millimetres of remaining tread, alerting the driver of the increased risk. No other tyre manufacturer has these innovations.

 

Nokian Tyres achieved a 1.521 billion euro turnover in 2013

 

Nokian Tyres achieved a turnover of 1.521 billion euro in 2013 and had over 4,000 employees. In Central Europe, Nokian Tyres operates with own sales companies in ten countries. The company also owns the Vianor tyre and car-service chain that comprises over 1,200 outlets in 27 countries.
www.nokiantyres.com
Vianor tyre and car-service chain of Nokian Tyres:
http://vianor.com

 

Further information:
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Nokian Tyres s.r.o
Business Director Central Europe Dieter Köppner, Tel. +420 222 507 761
E-mail dieter.koppner(at)nokiantyres.com

 

Product Development Manager Sven Dittmann, Dipl.-Ing., Tel. +49 8143 444 850
E-mail sven.dittmann(at)nokiantyres.com

 

Marketing Manager Lukáš Líbal, Tel. +420 222 507 759
E-mail lukas.libal(at)nokiantyres.com
www.nokiantyres.com

 

Nokian Tyres plc:
Development Manager Juha Pirhonen, Tel. +358 10 401 7708
E-mail juha.pirhonen(at)nokiantyres.com

 

Technical Customer Service Manager Matti Morri, Tel. +358 10 401 7621
E-mail matti.morri(at)nokiantyres.com
www.nokiantyres.com