Wed March 16 12:00 pm 2011 in category Product news

Nokian tyre wins test in renowned
German car magazine “auto motor und sport”

Shortest braking distance in the wet of all tested tyres by German automobile association ADAC

Very good driving behaviour and very low fuel consumption

The Nokian tyre is the winner, judged “very recommendable”, in the summer tyres test 2011 of „auto motor und sport”, one of the leading German car magazines. “Very good driving behaviour and braking ability in the wet and in the dry, a low road noise, very low rolling resistance,“ the renowned car magazine describes the safe and fuel saving Nokian V. “Very good properties in the wet and a low rolling resistance help the Finnish Nokian tyre to achieve the overall victory” is the headline. The premium tyre is the best tyre in “overall wet” and the best in these test assessments, too: Braking distance in the wet, test value handling wet, rolling resistance and road noise.

Environmentally friendly Nokian V also achieves with the judgement „good“ the best verdict in German automobile association ADAC and consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest tyre test 2011. Nokian has got the shortest braking distance in the wet of all tyres tested by ADAC, it is 22 metres shorter than of the poorest tyre. Its outstanding braking ability and driving behaviour on wet roads with a simultaneously low fuel consumption is proven with all these independent tests.

Developing tyres, it is difficult to solve the problem of combining best grip in the wet with optimal low rolling resistance. But it is possible: „The new tyre of the Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian sets a good example. Measuring rolling resistance, it achieves the top value of 0,90. According to current state of technology, this is “very good,” “auto motor sport” praises. „Nevertheless, Nokian appears at its best in the wet tests. Contrary to prevailing opinion, it brakes better than all its competitors. … Nokian provides smooth handling and achieves a fair result in the aquaplaning assessment. In wet braking, the worst product has got a much longer braking distance – „nearly seven metres more than the top tyre made by Nokian.“ Good wet qualities are of particular importance because driving on wet roads is more dangerous than in the dry.

Other Nokian tyres of the world’s leading winter tyres manufacturer have achieved excellent results in this year’s summer tyres tests. „Very recommendable“ is the result of high speed tyre Nokian Z G2 in the German car magazine „Auto Zeitung“.

For tyre change, Nokian tyres are available on good terms at local tyre dealers, as well with rims.

Environmentally friendly: Nokian tyres do not contain high-aromatic oils

Car drivers should choose tyres, which are safe, but also environmentally friendly at the same time. Environmentally friendliness belongs to the core values of Nokian Tyres, all its tyres are green and have high mileages. The company is the world's first tyre manufacturer to have introduced purified, low-aromatic oils in its production, and this already since the end of 2004. The complete tyre is free of high-aromatic oils and not only the tread. Nokian Tyres pays attention to environmental issues already when acquiring raw materials and designing products. Research and development follows the principle of sustainable safety: The aim is to produce wear resistant tyres that keep their good properties during their whole working life. All tyres produced with high-aromatic oils after 1 January 2010 are not allowed to be sold any longer according to the EU regulation.

Nokian Tyres s.r.o
Phone +420 222 507 761
Fax +420 241 940 635
V Parku 2336/22
148 00 Praha 4
Czech Republic

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Further information about Nokian summer tyres:


auto motor und sport, issue No 7, 10 March 2011

ADAC summer tyres test 2011:
ADAC Motorwelt, issue 3 March 2011

Stiftung Warentest summer tyres test 2011:
test, issue 3/2011

Auto Zeitung, No 5, 16th February, 2011

Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres is the only tyre manufacturer in the world that focuses on products and services that facilitate safe transportation in Nordic conditions. The company's innovative passenger car, van and heavy-duty machinery tyres are mainly marketed in areas that have snow, forest and changing seasons that make driving conditions demanding. Nokian Tyres also offers tyres especially tailored for the milder European climate.
Operating in Nordic conditions Nokian Tyres from Finland is one of the leading winter tyre specialists in the world and multiple test winner with over 75 years of experience. Nokian winter and summer tyres are developed and tested in harsh road conditions in Finland and shall offer high quality and top-level safety. The Nokian brand stands for environmentally friendly premium tyres. Nokian Tyres was the first tyre manufacturer to switch over to using only purified, low-aromatic oils in its production. In Scandinavia and Russia the high-value brand has a high level of awareness and a good reputation.
Nokian Tyres’ net sales for 2010 totalled approximately EUR 1,058 million, and it had 3,500 employees. The company owns the Vianor tyre chain that comprises more than 770 stores in 20 countries. Nokian Tyres Plc's shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges' NASDAQ OMX.

Press contact:

Dr. Falk Köhler PR
Dr. Falk Köhler
Phone: +49 40 54 73 12 12
Fax: +49 40 54 73 12 22
E-mail: Dr.Falk.Koehler(at)
Ödenweg 59
22397 Hamburg

Further information:

Nokian Tyres s.r.o

Business Director Central Europe Dieter Köppner, Phone: +420 222 507 761 dieter.koppner(at)

Product Development Manager Central Europe Sven Dittmann Dipl.-Ing., Phone: +49 8143 / 444 850, sven.dittmann(at)

Nokian Tyres plc

Vice President R & D Teppo Huovila, Phone: +358 10 401 7701, Teppo.Huovila(at)