Nokian announces the SUV version of its new Powerproof and Wetproof tyres
Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has unveiled the SUV version of its Powerproof and Wetproof summer tyres. Suitable for heavier vehicles, these tyres are designed to offer SUV and Crossover drivers high performance and safety.
A technology now available for SUVs
By announcing the Powerproof and Wetproof summer tyres just a year ago, Nokian Tyres wanted to prove itself in the summer tyre segment. More accustomed to proposing high performance winter tyres, the Finnish brand has shown all of its expertise with these two tyres. Today, Nokian wants to continue the development of its summer ranges by proposing the Powerproof and Wetproof versions for SUVs. While keeping the flagship technologies used for the passenger car versions, Nokian has fine-tuned its products for heavier, more powerful vehicles.
Nokian Powerproof SUV, comfort and safety above all
Created in collaboration with Finnish Mika Hakkinen, the Formula 1 legend, the Nokian Powerproof UHP summer tyre is designed for a wide range of high performance vehicles. Its SUV version promises drivers of heavy vehicles peace of mind when braking and driving at high speed. Its many technologies based on the original tyre are completed with sidewalls reinforced with strong aramid fibre. The tyres are therefore more resistant to impacts and cuts offering the Nokian tyre maximum durability.
The Nokian Powerproof SUV summer tyre will be available from spring 2020 in 29 sizes for 17 to 21 inch rim diameters with speed ratings of V, W and Y.
Our test of the Nokian Powerproof on the Portimao track, in Portugal
Nokian Wetproof SUV, at ease on dry and wet surfaces
Versatile in its use, the Nokian Wetproof is also available for SUVs and Crossovers. Capable of high performance in different weather conditions, the main aim of this tyre is to prevent any risk of aquaplaning. Thanks to its latest generation technologies such as the “Wet Safety Zone” on the inside tread, it is capable of delivering a high level of grip, particularly on wet surfaces. Nokian has also developed the “Aqua Hybrid” compound technology especially for the SUV version. This new generation rubber compound offers a superior level of wet grip - a criteria where this tyre obtains an A-rating on the EU tyre label - while reducing the rolling resistance.
The SUV version of the Nokian Wetproof uses Aramid sidewall technology with fibre for more resistance. It will also be available in spring 2020 in 27 sizes for 16 to 19 inch rim diameters and for H, V and W speed ratings.
Our test of the Nokian Wetproof on the Portimao track, in Portugal