Nokian winter tyres awarded top grades in tests

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Two Nokian winter tyres have achieved top results in German magazine winter tests, according to Tyres and Accessories.

The Finnish manufacturer’s WR SUV 3 won both the test and a top “highly recommended” rating in the winter tyre test of German magazine Off Road, while its WR D3 passenger car tyre won a test conducted by Deutscher Sprachraum automobile clubs.

Off Road called the WR SUV 3 “unbeatable on snow and ice”, making it the test winner for the second successive year. The tyre was rated strongest in the test in snow and ice traction, while on slush it offered the strongest grip.

The magazine, which tested six SUV winter tyres of size 215/65R16 102 H for its October issue, concluded: “The Nokian WR SUV 3 convinces on snow above all by its precision. Steering commands are executed lightning-fast, which is absolutely not self-evident in these hard conditions. And also on ice, the Nokian is unique in comparison to the competitors. Regarding objective measurements as well as subjective driving feel, it is a profile lengths ahead.”

Meanwhile, the Nokian WR D3 crossed the finish line in the winter tyre test by German Auto Club Europe ACE and Austrian automobile club ARBÖ and GTÜ, in first place scoring the top rating “highly recommended”. The tyre clearly demonstrated its strengths in the disciplines traction, braking and handling on snow, while also passing the safety tests on wet and dry road above reproach.

Pitted again nine other winter tyres of size 205/55 R 16 tested on a VW Golf, the Nokian achieved the maximum score for safety winter, safety dry and economic efficiency/environment.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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