Mon April 7 11:49 am 2014 in category Product news

Nokian tyres rated “good” in ADAC summer tyre test 2014 and by consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest

Achieving the top rating “especially recommended”, Nokian Tyres is among the test winner group. Double success in both best-selling tyre sizes tested. Nokian Z SUV is test winner in summer tyre test 2014 by the German SUV magazine OFF ROAD

The Nokian Line summer tyre scores the top rating “good” in the summer tyre test 2014 of the German automobile club ADAC and with the German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest. Being rated “especially recommended”, Nokian Line is among the test winner group. As such, the Nokian tyre achieved a double success in the two best-selling tyre sizes tested for the compact and middle-sized category 195/65 R15 V and for small cars 175/65 R14 T.

The Nokian strengths in the ADAC test: Very balanced tyre, good on wet and dry surfaces as a R15 tyre and very balanced tyre, relatively good on dry and wet surfaces as a R14 tyre. The Nokian strength “very balanced” ensures safe motoring in all conditions. Europe’s largest automobile club found no weaknesses in the larger size Nokian.

The test winner is the Nokian Z SUV in the big SUV summer tyre test 2014 by the German SUV magazine OFF ROAD, scoring the top rating “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”. As a test winner, it also crosses the finish line in first place in German SUV MAGAZIN.

ADAC rating “good” for Nokian on wet and dry surfaces, as well as for low fuel consumption and wear resistance

The Nokian is rated “good” by ADAC in all of these important test criteria: wet surfaces, dry surfaces, fuel consumption, wear in both sizes. It is also awarded the grade “good” by Stiftung Warentest in the same criteria. Accordingly, the test results confirm that Nokian tyres are safe and environmentally friendly in all weather conditions.

“Highly recommended” is also the grade of the Nokian Line from Austrian automobile club ÖAMTC, Austrian car magazine Alles Auto and from Swiss touring club TCS, “good” from the consumer magazine Konsument of the Austrian consumer advocacy group (VKI).

Test winner Nokian Z SUV awarded the top rating

The test winner Nokian Z SUV is awarded the top rating by the German SUV magazine OFF ROAD. "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."

Nokian tyres were test winners 70 times or among the test winner group

Nokian tyres were test winners 70 times or were among the test winner group, scoring “good” or “recommended” 51 times in 121 test reports from autumn 2011 to spring 2014 – in Central Europe alone.

Optimised for Northern summer conditions, Nokian Hakka summer tyres were also very successful in this season’s summer tyre tests. Nokian Hakka is test winner: in Auto Centre from Ukraine, in MotorNews from Ukraine, and also in Auto Bild from Belarus. In Motor from Norway, it comes second. It achieves a shared second place in Finnish Tekniikan Maailma, the biggest Russian car magazine Za Rulem and in Auto Motor & Sport from Sweden. Again in Za Rulem, in Tuulilasi from Finland and Swedish Vi Bilägare and Teknikens Värld, Nokian Hakka is on a shared third place.

The Nokian Line is available from tyre retailers in sizes from 14 to 17 inches. For fast, sporty cars, the cool Nokian zLine Ultra High Performance is the perfect tyre and is available in sizes from 16 to 20 inches. The safe, strong Nokian Z SUV with firm grip is available from tyre service outlets in 17 sizes, from 17 to 22 inches. As a premium brand, Nokian Tyres, the leading winter tyre specialist from Finland, also offers a large, varied range of summer tyres, in tested, good quality in a total of 196 sizes.

Nokian tyres are also available as complete wheel on rims for tyre changes from retailers.

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Vianor tyre and car-service chain of Nokian Tyres:

http://vianor.com

Editor: Dr. Falk Köhler 

Photo downloads Nokian Line summer tyres:

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

https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-summer-tyres-offer-high-levels-of-safety-and-satisfaction-in-challenging-summer-conditions/

Nokian Line – Top performance for wet roads:

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

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 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 tyres rated “good” in the ADAC summer tyre test 2014 and by the consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest and test winner in the German SUV magazine OFF ROAD 

Nokian summer tyres are multiple test winners, offering high levels of safety and saving fuel. The Nokian Line summer tyre scores the top rating “good” in the summer tyre test 2014 of the German automobile club ADAC and with the German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest Being rated “especially recommended”, Nokian Line is among the test winner group. As such, the Nokian tyre achieved a double success in the two best-selling tyre sizes tested for the compact and middle-sized category and for small cars. The Nokian strengths in the ADAC test: Very balanced tyre, good on wet and dry roads.

The test winner is the Nokian Z SUV in the big SUV summer tyre test 2014 by the German SUV magazine OFF ROAD, with the top rating “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” and also in SUV MAGAZIN.

Nokian tyres were test winners 70 times or were among test winner group, scoring “good” or “recommended” 51 times in 121 test reports from autumn 2011 to spring 2014 – 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.

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Vianor tyre and car-service chain of Nokian Tyres:

http://vianor.com

 

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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

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Marketing Manager Lukáš Líbal, Tel. +420 222 507 759

E-mail lukas.libal(at)nokiantyres.com

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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

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