Fri September 28 02:34 pm 2012 in category Product news

The Nokian winter tyre is the test winner in the 2012 winter tyre test by German motoring magazine, "auto motor und sport", scoring "highly recommended"



"Outstanding performance on snow, short braking distances on dry roads, and balanced handling”

Nokian WR D3 gained 99 of 100 points on snow

Nokian winter tyres also "highly recommended" by German automobile association ADAC, German motoring magazine "Auto Zeitung", Car Club Europe ACE, ARBÖ, and GTÜ

The Nokian winter tyre is the test winner in the 2012 winter tyre test by German motoring magazine "auto motor und sport", scoring the top grade of "highly recommended". The Nokian WR D3 winter tyre is awarded "BEST in test". "Excellent performance on snow, short braking distance on dry surfaces, and balanced ride” is the assessment of "auto motor und sport".

The Nokian winter tyre also scores "highly recommended" in the 2012 winter tyre tests conducted by the German automobile association ADAC, the German motoring magazine "Auto Zeitung", Car Club Europe ACE, ARBÖ (the Austrian association of motorists, motorcyclists, and cyclists), and GTÜ (the German technical inspection organisation), as well as "very good" from the German caravan magazine "pro mobil" and German fleet magazine "Firmenauto Transporter".

Test victor Nokian WR D3 wins by a large margin in the snow test for "auto motor sport": "The Nokian pulls off the win, scoring 99 out of 100 on snow", declares the headline above the test results in the well-known German car magazine. "Excellent braking, traction, and cornering as well as safe driving on snow" are important attributes for a good winter tyre. "Such as the Nokian WR D3, which surpassed the entire competition on snow, having won 99 out of 100 points. The Finnish tyre is even safe to drive on wet roads; the test criteria for dry conditions were equally solid: Test victory."

The braking distance of the Nokian tyre from 50 km/h on snow is 4.8 metres shorter than the worst of the tested tyres. Test winner Nokian is also number one on dry roads, demonstrating thereby major strengths in terms of braking distance on dry roads and handling, and scoring top marks in both disciplines. The braking test is a key factor for car tyres as regards driving safety.

The Nokian WR D3 gets the best mark “good” in the ADAC test and is the snow expert



The Nokian tyre achieves the best mark “good” in the ADAC test, which corresponds to the former "highly recommended" assessment. ADAC writes: “Strengths: Very balanced tyre, good on snow”. The biggest European automobile association does not indicate any weaknesses for it in its strengths and weaknesses judgement.
"With top scores on snow, the Nokian secures second place overall", states "Auto Zeitung" in summarising its test results. It is a clear winner in the snow test. "The WR D3 is the snow expert. It has tremendous grip in handling and it responds very quickly. Traction is another strong point. … Excellent braking on wet roads." "Dry" test verdict: "The Finn is agile in the slalom". "Quiet external road noise."
The Nokian's strengths of "safety in the winter" and "safety in dry conditions" are also demonstrated in the ACE test: "The Finnish Nokian demonstrates a particularly short braking distance on dry roads."

The test win and outstanding test results confirm the excellent driving safety of the winter tyres from leading winter tyre specialist Nokian Tyres, as well as the good image of the Nordic premium brand. 13 "state-of-the-art" tyres, size 205/55 R 16 H, for small, compact, and mid-size cars were used for the "auto motor sport" test. Eight premium winter tyres, including 205/55 R 16 H, were tested by "Auto Zeitung". "Seven current tread patterns on 215/65 R 16 tyres" were evaluated in the ACE winter tyre test.

Nokian's string of victories continues



Nokian Tyres continues its winning streak with its "auto motor sport" test victory. The Nokian WR winter tyre is also the test winner in the German car magazine "sport auto" (11/2011) winter tyre test 2011, scoring "highly recommended", in the German "VOX" television show "auto mobil" (23/10/2011) and in "Auto Plus" (1211/2011), the "Auto Bild" of France and leading popular car magazine. The best result for all the test tyres was achieved by Nokian on snow with 99 out of 100 possible points. It also came out on top under dry conditions with 68 out of 70 points. "Finland's Nokian swept the board in the winter disciplines. It can be relied on even under dry conditions" was the assessment of "sport auto", the specialist performance car magazine. This is now backed up by the scores awarded by "auto motor sport" in the test report.

The summer tyres from Nokian are also multiple test winners, offering high levels of safety and saving fuel. The Nokian tyres are test winners in the 2012 summer tyre tests in the German car magazines "Auto Bild" (9/2012 + 8/2012), "Auto Zeitung" (6/2012 + 12/2012), "auto Test" (4/2012), "gute Fahrt" (3/2012), "Auto Bild allrad" (4/2012), "pro mobil" (4/2012), and "Firmenauto Transporter" (4/2012). With eight wins in the tyre tests, the Finnish premium brand has won more tests than any other brand.

The Nokian WR winter tyre is available from tyre dealers in 71 sizes, from 13 to 20-inches for the speed ratings T to W (190–270 km/h).
These winter tyres were especially developed for European weather and the higher speeds on European motorways. For tyre change, Nokian tyres are obtainable on good terms at local tyre dealers, including complete winter wheels with rims. Old winter tyres should be replaced when the tread depth reaches 4 millimetres.
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New Nokian WR winter tyres: safe, economical, and sporty
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/new-nokian-wr-winter-tyres-safe-economical-and-sporty/

Nokian WR D3:
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Nokian WR A3:
https://www.nokiantyres.com/winter-tyres/nokian-wr-a3/

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Sources:

auto motor und sport, issue 21 20/09/2012

ADAC Motorwelt, issue 10 October 2012
http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests/reifen/winterreifen/2012_winterreifen_Test_205_55_R16.aspx?tabid=tab3

Auto Zeitung, issue 20 12/09/2012

ACE Lenkrad, issue 9 15/09/2012

Firmenauto Transporter, issue 10 2012

sport auto, issue 11/2011

VOX auto mobil, 23/10/2011, 5:00 pm
http://www.vox.de/cms/sendungen/auto-mobil/auto-mobil-videos.html

Auto Plus, no. 1211, 21/11/2011

Nokian Tyres is the world's leading winter tyre specialist, a multiple test winner, 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, tough climates, and demanding driving situations, and deliver sustainable added value. In addition, 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 is the inventor of the winter tyre

Nokian has been designing, testing, and patenting innovative tyres for more than 75 years and is the inventor of the winter tyre. The world's first winter tyre was developed and manufactured in the midst of icy winds and bitter cold in 1934. Two years later, Nokian Hakkapeliitta, created for harsh northern winters and today one of the best-known winter tyre brands, was born. The world's fastest winter tyre with a top speed of 270 km/h, the Nokian WR, was launched by the Finns in 2002. In 2007, the Nokian WR G2 was introduced, it was rated as "highly recommended" and "good" in tests for its outstanding grip and unique protection against slush planing. Its success story is now being continued with the safe and economical Nokian WR D3 as well as the safe and sporty WR A3: the Nokian WR winter tyre is the winner in the Winter Tyre test 2012 conducted by "auto motor sport", scoring "highly recommended". "Outstanding performance on snow, short braking distances on dry roads, and balanced handling," is the positive "assessment".
The Nokian winter tyre is also "highly recommended" in the 2012 winter tyre tests of "Auto Zeitung", Auto Club Europa ACE, ARBÖ, and GTUE, as well as "very good" for "pro mobil" and "Firmenauto Transporter".
Nokian Tyres continues its winning streak with its "auto motor sport" test victory. The Nokian WR winter tyre is also the test winner in the German car magazine "sport auto" (11/2011) winter tyre test 2011, scoring "highly recommended", in the German "VOX" television show "auto mobil" (23/10/2011) and in "Auto Plus" (1211/2011), the "Auto Bild" of France and leading popular car magazine. Standard Nokian winter tyres achieved a new Guinness World Record with a top speed of 331.610 km/h on ice.

Nokian tyres are test winners in the German car magazines' summer tyre tests, 2012

The summer tyres from Nokian are also multiple test winners, offering high levels of safety and save fuel. The Nokian tyres are test winners in the 2012 summer tyre tests in the German car magazines "Auto Bild" (9/2012 + 8/2012), "Auto Zeitung" (6/2012 + 12/2012), "auto Test" (4/2012), "gute Fahrt" (3/2012), "Auto Bild allrad" (4/2012), "pro mobil" (4/2012), and "Firmenauto Transporter" (4/2012). With eight wins in the tyre tests, the Finnish premium brand has won more tests than any other brand. The top scores - "Auto Bild, exemplary” "Auto Zeitung, test winner", "auto Test, test winner", "gute Fahrt, recommendation", and "Auto Bild allrad, exemplary" - show the outstanding qualities of the summer tyres from the world's leading winter tyre specialists in each of the test reports. The SUV tyre is also the test winner in the "Auto Zeitung" SUV tyre test (12/2012).
Nokian was the runner up in "auto motor sport" (7/2012) with the excellent rating of "highly recommended". ADAC (3/2012) and the "Stiftung Warentest" test (3/2012) rate it "very good" for "dry surfaces", "good" for "wet surfaces", and also "good" for fuel consumption. The results in the Auto Club Europe ACE GTÜ tyre test (2/2012) and in "sport auto" (4/2012) are "recommended".

Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator, provides more safety

The Nokian Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator, 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. No other tyre manufacturer has these patented innovations.

Nokian Tyres achieved a 1.456 billion euro turnover in 2011

Nokian Tyres achieved a turnover of 1.456 billion euro in 2011 and had 3,900 employees. The Vianor tyre retail chain, with over 930 outlets in 24 countries, is a subsidiary of the company. The Nokian Tyres stock is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki.

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