Nokian releases new WR SUV 3 high-performance SUV tyre for demanding winter conditions
Nokian Tyres is introducing the rugged, high-performance Nokian WR SUV 3 winter tyre for varied use on sports utility vehicles. The Nokian WR SUV feels at home in the varying European winter conditions, and it has excellent winter grip and driving response. Its Snow Claws cling firmly into the snow. The Nokian SUV winter tyre resists effectively slush planing and aquaplaning and reliably masters all of the surprises that winter has in store. It rolls lightly and retains its balance on snow, slush, and dry roads alike.
Unique tread pattern design – excellent handling, effective slush planing prevention
The symmetrical and directional tread pattern (with a fixed rotation direction) developed for high-performance SUVs both optimises the fantastic handling and ensures safe aquaplaning and slush planing characteristics. The longitudinal centre rib stabilises the irresistible movement of the Nokian WR SUV 3 on all surfaces, especially at high speeds. In addition to the logical and balanced handling, the Nokian WR SUV 3 stops precisely and rolls lightly, saving fuel and preserving the environment.
The 3D Lock Sipes that stretch from shoulder to shoulder improve handling in corners and during evasions. In contrast to a straight sipe, the 3D Lock Sipes also support the tread block when the sipe opens; this is due to the locking mechanism built into the sipe. This technology improves the durability and wear resistance of the tyre, especially under poor road conditions.
Nokian WR SUV 3 – Innovations
Tread pattern design. Stable driving feel, effective slush planing prevention. The symmetrical and directional tread model (with a fixed rotation direction) optimises the stable handling and ensures safe aquaplaning and slush planing characteristics. Strong sipes on the tread blocks provide a grip reserve.
Snow Claws. Maximum grip on snow. Snow Claws were shaped on the longitudinal and diagonal grooves of the tread blocks to provide much-needed grip on winter roads. They grip the surface effectively on soft snow and in soft terrain.
Groove Lifts. Controlled, sturdy handling. Groove Lifts on the tread blocks next to the centre rib and longitudinal ribs of the symmetrical tread model improve handling on dry roads, making it stable and controlled. The Groove Lifts also prevent small rocks from wedging in the grooves.
3D Lock Sipe. Better handling, more durability. The 3D Lock Sipes that stretch from shoulder to shoulder improve handling in corners and during evasions. In contrast to a straight sipe, the 3D Lock Sipes also support the tread block when the sipe opens; this is due to the locking mechanism built into the sipe.
Polished grooves. Stylish functionality: slush and water flow easily and efficiently off the slick and polished main grooves, and the lateral grooves open to the sides.