The Nokian Line is a highly popular summer tyre that promises impressive wet performance. Offering excellent grip, responsive handling and precision at high speeds and on wet roads, it is perfect for changeable summer weather.
A firm customer favourite, the Line offers a whole range of interesting features and benefits.
Wet Grip & Aquaplaning Resistance
The Line's swoop grooves aid its wet grip and help prevent aquaplaning, even in difficult conditions. Built on the transverse main grooves of the tyre's inner shoulder, they help store, and evacuate, large volumes of water from the tyre's path, thus reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Furthermore, these uniquely designed swoop grooves are wider at the bottom. This means their volume increases instead of decreases as the tyre wears. The Line consequently provides excellent wet grip throughout its lifespan.
Nokian's Intelligent Silica tread compound also aids the Line's grip on wet roads, as well as ensuring the tyre performs well in a range of summer temperatures and weather conditions.
What's more, the Line's compound – comprised of functional rubber with molecular chains that form a strong but flexible combination with the silica particles – improves the Line's performance at high speeds and reduces heat generation. This consequently improves the durability of the tyre.
Precision & Stability
At the same time, the Line features a Double Block support on its outer shoulder. This means that, when the tyre is driven hard, the tread blocks turn against each other and stiffen the entire structure. Providing essential additional support for demanding driving, this serves to improve the tyre's precision.
When driven normally, however, the Double Block support is flexible. This reduces rolling resistance and consequently improves fuel economy.
20-degree angles of inclination on the groove walls also support the shoulder areas of the tyre. This provides excellent stability when cornering and changing lanes.
Comfort & Rolling Resistance
The heavily articulated cross-block sipes on the rib next to the tyre's inner shoulder ensures soft road contact, which reduces rolling resistance and noise. These impressive little sipes consequently make for a pleasantly smooth and comfortable driving experience. More than this, these cross-block sipes also have the impact of improving the tyre's stability and providing even more protection against aquaplaning.
Another way Nokian has improved ride comfort is through its Silent Groove Design. This innovation comprises hemispherical indentations on the walls of the tyre's longitudinal ribs. They control the air flow of the tyre, which has more than one positive benefit. Firstly, these indentations cut out any sounds induced by the tyre's tread and prevent unpleasant howling sounds. By reducing noise levels both inside and outside the vehicle, the zLine provides a pleasantly quiet and comfortable ride. Secondly, this design reduces air resistance, which cools the surface of the tyre. This has the positive impact of prolonging the tyre's wear life and saving drivers money.
Nokian's Flat Run Technology
Some sizes of the Line are available with Nokian's Flat Run technology. This enables drivers to continue for around 50 kilometres in a fully loaded car, or up to 150 kilometres if the car is only carrying the driver. Nokian Tyres recommends a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour, or around 50 km/h in slippery conditions.
Nokian has included the highly popular Line in its unique Satisfaction Promise. This guarantees drivers can swap their tyres (if purchased from a participating retailer) to another corresponding set free of charge if they aren't happy with them.
Nokian Line Features
- Logical and controlled driving, even at speed
- Excellent wet grip and reduced risk of aquaplaning
- Safe and economical
Nokian Line Reviews & Tests
With a highly impressive track record, the Line has performed consistently well in independent tyre tests ever since its launch in 2013.
Even in Auto Bild's 2018 Summer Tyre Test, the Line held its own. Ranking fourteenth out of fifty-one tyres tested, its impressive wet performance meant it outperformed tyres from Michelin, Avon and BFGoodrich.
Nokian Line Sizes
The Line is available in a range of sizes for rim diameters of 14 inches to 17 inches and speed ratings H, T, V and W.
Nokian Line SUV
The Nokian Line SUV is versatile summer tyre for small and medium-sized SUVs. It provides an important combination of performance, comfort and durability and is perfect for drivers who value safety but also who want to enjoy the power of their SUV.
The Line SUV's tread design provides excellent wet grip and effective protection against aquaplaning. The shoulder areas feature trumpet grooves that have been optimised to speed up the flow of water from the main grooves towards the transverse grooves. This highly efficient evacuation of water from the tyre's path has the effect of maximising wet grip.
Furthermore, deep diagonal grooves dominate the centre area of the Line SUV's outermost longitudinal ribs. These grooves stabilise handling, while further boosting wet safety.
The Line SUV's compound also plays an important role in its performance. The next-generation Coral Silica tread compound utilises an expanding molecular structure of silica and rubber to strengthen the stiffness of the tread pattern. This results in precision, excellent grip and wear resistance. At the same time, this compound serves to further reduce the Line SUV's fuel consumption.
Nokian's Aramid Sidewall Guarantee
Nokian Line SUV Features
- Excellent safety in wet conditions
- Combines comfort with fuel efficiency
- Aramid reinforced structure for durability
Nokian Line SUV Reviews & Tests
Again, the Line SUV has performed consistently well in independent tyre tests.
As recently as 2017, the Line SUV shone in both ADAC's and ACE's SUV Summer Tyre Tests. In the former, it ranked fourth out of fifteen tyres, having outperformed tyres from Pirelli, Bridgestone and Michelin. In the latter it again came fourth, this time out of eleven tyres tested.
Nokian Line SUV Images
Nokian Line SUV Sizes
The Line SUV is available for rim diameters from 15 inches to 19 inches and speed ratings H, T and V.
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