Tue September 30 08:30 am 2014 in category Product news

Nokian WR is the 2014 test winner in the winter tyre tests: Top rating “highly recommended” by GTÜ, the Austrian Autoclub ARBÖ as well as OFF ROAD magazine

Strengths of Nokian WR D3 winter tyre: traction, braking and handling on snow. On snow and ice the Nokian WR SUV 3 is unbeatable, praises the German magazine OFF ROAD. The test winner comes with Nokian Satisfaction Guarantee.

The Nokian WR D3 winter tyre crossed the finish line as test winner scoring the top rating “highly recommended” in the 2014 winter tyre test by GTÜ, Germany’s largest inspection organization of freelance certified inspectors, and Autoclub ARBÖ Austria. The Nokian WR SUV 3 is also test winner 2014 and was awarded the top rating “highly recommended” by the German car magazine OFF ROAD. The Finnish premium tyre Nokian WR D3 played to its strengths above all in the disciplines “traction”, “braking” and “handling on snow”. It also passed the safety tests on wet and dry roads with flying colours. The highest score amongst all the tyres tested was achieved by the Nokian winter tyre in the categories “winter safety”, “dry safety” and “fuel efficiency / environment”. “Strength: On snow and ice the WR SUV 3 is unbeatable,” praises the German magazine OFF ROAD. The test winner is available with the Nokian Satisfaction Guarantee.

Nokian WR SUV 3 – “Best traction on snow and ice”

“Conclusion: Like last year, the test winner is the Nokian WR SUV 3, which set itself apart from the competition particularly on ice and snow.” Overall rating 2+, snow 1-, ice 1, noise 1. In the German grading system, grade 1 stands for “very good”, with 1- being a slightly lower grade than a straight 1.

On snow and ice, Nokian affords the best traction, and the best grip on slush. “The Nokian WR SUV 3 excels on snow above all thanks to its precision. Steering commands are applied directly and instantly, which is no mean feat in such tough conditions. And the Nokian also smashes all opposition on ice. Both in the objective measurements as well as in the subjective driving impression it is ahead of the pack.”

Ten current winter tyres in the size 205/55 R 16 were tested on a VW Golf by GTÜ and ARBÖ. Six SUV winter tyres in the size 215/65 R16 102 H were tested by the 4x4 magazine OFF ROAD with a VW Tiguan.

Nokian Satisfaction Guarantee - peace of mind for the tyre buyer

The test winner Nokian WR from the inventor of the winter tyre, world record holder and leading innovator is available with Satisfaction Guarantee from tyre retailers in 88 sizes, from 13 to 20 inches for the speed classes T to W (190 – 270 km/h). 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’s. Mounting and balancing are free of charge. Nokian Satisfaction Guarantee goes way beyond normal product guarantees – it is for pleasure, feeling and satisfaction.

Nordic Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tyres unbeaten in the comparison tests

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tyres designed specifically for the harsh Nordic winters were overwhelming winners in the comparison tests by the car magazines from Scandinavia and Russia. To date, the studded tyre Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 has won all the tests in Finland, Sweden and Russia. In Finland, the test winner is the Nordic Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 without studs.

Photos Downloads Videos Nokian WR D3 Nokian WR A3 + Winter Tyres:

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 Tyres:

Videos Nokian WR Test Winner Winter Tyre Tests 2014:

Nokian WR D3 is the test winner in the 2014 winter tyre test by Auto Club Europa ACE, GTÜ and ARBÖ:

Nokian WR SUV 3 is the test winner in the OFF ROAD winter tyre test 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0tBCNOIrPuA

Video Nokian WR A3, WR D3 winter tyres are the winners in the winter tyre tests:

Further information

Nokian winter tyres are multiple test winners in impartial winter tyre tests: https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-winter-tyres-are-multiple-test-winners-in-impartial-winter-tyre-tests/

Test success:

Testing in extreme conditions:

80 years since the invention of the winter tyre:

Nokian Tyres Fastest on Ice: New Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 sets New World Record 335.713 km/h!:

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/

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