Mon September 14 12:54 pm 2015 in category Product releases

“Remarkable ability on snow and in deep water” - New Nokian Weatherproof wins the Auto Express tyre comparison test

New Nokian Weatherproof took first place in the British Auto Express All-Season tyre comparison test. Nokian Tyres’ novelty took a convincing victory with the label “Auto Express Best Buy 2015”. The unique Nokian Weatherproof All-Weather tyres, from the world's northernmost tyre manufacturer, are packed with proper winter grip of a dedicated winter tyre and the stability and handling of a summer tyre.

Nokian Weatherproof

According to the Auto Express (published 9th Sep) Nokian Weatherproofs remarkable ability on snow and in deep water seals the victory. New high-performance Nokian Weatherproof earned top results on snow braking, on snow traction, on snow circle, on straight aqua and on curved aqua.

- Nokian Weatherproof achieved a clean sweep on snow, beating even our specialist winter comparison tyre – and it didn’t take long on the snow handling circuit to see why. The Weatherproof tyre served up great traction, pulling our car through turns and allowing us to get on the throttle earlier without washing wide, Auto Express evaluates. Nokian Weatherproof also starred in the deep water of the aquaplaning, particularly in the curve.

One of the biggest British motoring magazine tested six premium European all season tyres with a VW Golf in size 205/55R16. The test line-up consisted of six models including some novelties like the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2, Pirelli Cinturato AllSeason and Vredestein Quatrac 5.

In addition, the Auto Express compared the All-Season tyres to a winter tyre ContiWinterContact TS850 and summer tyre Dunlop Sport BluResponse. Nokian Weatherproof was better than the reference winter tyre and also outperformed the summer tyre in most of the properties.

Nokian Weatherproof All-Weather tyres – safe year-round driving comfort

The new high-performance Nokian Weatherproof All-Weather tyre family puts an end to the tyre-changing duty that gets on car drivers’ nerves each summer and winter. The Nokian Weatherproof All-Weather tyres are genuine winter and summer tyres combined.

The multi-talented Nokian Weatherproof is developed for drivers who want to drive safely in snow and slush in the winter, but also efficiently and effortlessly in the summer. Whereas conventional All-Season tyres are actually summer tyres with some winter driving features, the Nokian Weatherproof is both a genuine winter tyre for Central Europe and a top summer tyre in one.

The Nokian Weatherproof product family offers durable performance for Central European roads and streets, and it offers sizes for modern passenger cars, SUVs and vans alike. All of the sizes have the Snowflake symbol (3PMSF), which indicates that the tyres have been officially approved for winter use.

The comprehensive size selection for passenger cars ranges all the way from 13 inches up to 18 inches.The range that is tailored for heavier SUV use covers sizes from 16 to 18 inches The speed ratings for this modern product family designed for year-round use are T, H and V. A significant portion of the sizes is marked XL for the highest possible load capacity. The range for delivery vehicles and vans covers sizes from 14 to 16 inches (speed index N, R and T). The size selection of this new Nokian Weatherproof C has different tread models for larger vehicles and lighter loads.

Nokian Weatherproof – Beyond four seasons

  • Superior on snow, excellent grip even on wet roads
  • Durable high performance throughout the year
  • Extremely stable and comfortable driving behavior

New Nokian Weatherproof:
www.nokiantyres.com/all-weather-tyres/nokian-weatherproof/

Product photos:
www.nokiantyres.com/NokianWeatherproof

Watch video:
https://youtu.be/75e5hcpLeGE

More:

Videos:

Nokian Tyres: The first winter tyre in the top AA category of the EU tyre label https://youtu.be/LtTGEK64nZE

New Nokian WR D4 winter tyre for Central European winters
https://youtu.be/hVtAQcSP9m4

Nokian Tyres - The world's first winter tyre with an A energy rating
http://youtu.be/Wo4omb0Eil4

Nokian WR - Test winning winter tyres for Central Europe
https://youtu.be/h5R-BFewOtg?list=PLpIeqaqxjQ7vh_PX5dGE54RDJ1jrH0oKj

At the top of winter tyre testing: Ivalo Testing Center – White Hell
http://youtu.be/UEGUTw7KHxE

Read more:

Nokian Tyres offers the world's first AA class winter tyre in terms of wet grip and fuel efficiency www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/nokian-tyres-offers-the-world-s-first-aa-class-winter-tyre-in-terms-of-wet-grip-and-fuel-efficiency/

The new Nokian WR D4 winter tyre masters the varying Central European winter weather www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/the-new-nokian-wr-d4-winter-tyre-masters-the-varying-central-european-winter-weather/

State-of-the-art green winter tyre technology for electric cars: The world's first winter tyre with an A energy rating by Nokian Tyres
www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/state-of-the-art-green-winter-tyre-technology-for-electric-cars-the-world-s-first-winter-tyre-with-a/

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8: World record for the fastest car on ice, 335.713 km/h: www.nokiantyres.com/innovation/testing/fastest-on-ice/fastest-on-ice-2013/

How was the world's first winter tyre invented?
www.nokiantyres.com/first-winter-tyres

Further information:

Nokian Tyres plc
Product Development Manager Olli Seppälä, tel. +358 10 401 7549 olli.seppala(at)nokiantyres.com

Technical Customer Service Manager Matti Morri, tel. +358 10 401 7621 matti.morri(at)nokiantyres.com

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