Tue September 16 12:03 pm 2014 in category Product news

Nokian winter tyres are multiple test winners in impartial winter tyre tests

In recent years many of the best winter tyres have come from the Finnish Nokian developers. Nokian Satisfaction concept to protect consumers in their tyre choice. 

Nokian winter tyres have been winners in the winter tyre tests of important European car magazines for many years, for instance in Germany, Scandinavia and Russia. The tyres from Finland can therefore be considered as top-notch winter tyres. 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. The SUV winter tyre is also a test winner.

Nokian Satisfaction

"Nokian Tyres provides a satisfaction guarantee. If a buyer for whatever reason is not satisfied with his new tyres from Nokian, he can exchange them within 14 days for another set of tyres at his dealer. Mounting and balancing are free of charge," explains Dieter Köppner, Nokian Tyres’ Business Director for Europe. "Our tyres are developed, tested and manufactured in the demanding conditions of the north. Even under the most extreme conditions they offer the best-possible performance. Because we are fully convinced of their high quality, we offer the Nokian Satisfaction."

As the inventor of the winter tyre, leading winter tyre specialist of the world and a premium brand, Nokian Tyres offers a large range of winter tyres. The Nokian WR is available from tyre retailers in 88 sizes, from 13 to 20 inches for the speed classes T to W (190 – 270 km/h). New this winter for the WR are eleven sizes from 16 to 20 inches. The WR winter tyres have been developed specifically for European weather and the high speeds driven on European motorways.

Nokian Tyres: Winter tyre inventor, world record holder, innovation leader

The world's first winter tyre was invented by Nokian Tyres, as far back as 80 years ago; it offered a strong grip in the snow and powerful traction with its knobbly tread in the Scandinavian frost. 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 presented the world's first non-spike winter tyres with spikes that extend at the press of a button so that the tyres grip better. With this revolutionary concept winter tyre, the spikes withdraw into the tyre when they are not needed and therefore do not damage the road. With this the innovation leader has introduced another ingenious technology.

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

Winter tyres with a tread depth of four millimetres or less should be replaced.
www.nokiantyres.com
Vianor tyre and car-service chain of Nokian Tyres:
http://vianor.com

Edited by: Dr Falk Köhler  

Photos Downloads Videos Nokian WR A3 + Nokian WR D3 winter tyres:
www.nokiantyres.com/NewNokianWR

Road-test photos: Click on Ivalo_Photos_WR_event

Additional road-test photos: Click on Ivalo_Photos_Testing

Tyre photos: Click on Product_Photos

Photos Download Nokian WR SUV 3 winter tyre:
www.nokiantyres.com/NokianWRSUV3

Video Nokian WR A3, WR D3 winter tyres are the winners in the winter tyre tests: 
http://youtu.be/MxhC-xT_uLo 

More information

Nokian winter tyre rated “good” in the 2013 winter tyre test by the German automobile club ADAC and by the consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest: https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-winter-tyre-rated-good-in-the-2013-winter-tyre-test-by-the-german-automobile-club-adac-and-by/

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

80 years since the invention of the winter tyre:
http://www.nokiantyres.com/company/about-us/history/over-80-years-since-the-invention-of-the-winter-tyre/nokian-kelirengas-en/

Nokian Tyres Fastest on Ice: New Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 sets New World Record 335.713 km/h:
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/undefined-105/

Nokian Tyres: The world's first non-studded winter tyre with studs: https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-tyres-the-world-s-first-nonstudded-winter-tyre-with-studs/ 

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. www.nokiantyres.com

Vianor tyre and car-service chain of Nokian Tyres:
http://vianor.com

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Expert blog:
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Nokian Tyres Europe
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Business Director Central Europe Dieter Köppner, Tel.+420 222 507 761,
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Product Development Manager CE Sven Dittmann, Dipl.-Ing., Tel. +49 8143 444 850
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Development Manager Juha Pirhonen, Tel. +358 10 401 7708
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Technical Customer Service Manager Matti Morri, Tel. +358 10 401 7621
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