Compare tyres and find the best price

Choosing the perfect tyre is easy

rezulteo were at the presentation of the new Nokian Wetproof summer tyre

Tyre manufacturer Nokian aims to change its winter and Nordic oriented positioning. The launch of the Wetproof, presented as a real rain tyre is the proof. rezulteo were at the presentation of this latest addition on the Portimao circuit in Portugal.

rezulteo  has tested the new Nokian Wetproof rain tyre

Nokian Wetproof tested by rezulteo at the Portimao circuit in Portugal. © Nokian

A new era of summer tyres

2018 is an important year for Nokian since it has presented 2 new tyres: the Powerproof and Wetproof to respond to specific market segments and equally specific consumer expectations.

The positioning of the Wetproof is clear, it is designed for motorists driving in changing weather conditions. If Nokian has decided to communicate on its versatility and ability to adapt to changing conditions, it must not be considered as an all season tyre. It is not designed to handle winter conditions.

The Nokian Wetproof summer rain tyre reveals its sidewall

© Nokian

 

New addition to the summer range

The Nokian Wetproof is a safe and reliable summer tyre specially designed for passenger cars driving on Central European roads. For maximum comfort and safety on wet roads, the tyre’s tread area is divided into two functional zones known as “Dual Zone Safety”. Another "Stability Zone" technology aims to improve stability and overall handling properties.

This tyre also features the brand’s latest technical solutions to achieve optimum safety, mileage performance and fuel efficiency.

Dual zone safety technology for the Nokian Wetproof

© Nokian

We tested it

If the choice of Portugal to test a “rain” tyre may seem surprising, Nokian had set up a system to allow this tyre to be used in changing and varied conditions.

Nokian Wetproof tyre tested on the Portuguese circuit

© Nokian

One of the tracks at the Portimao circuit has an asphalt watering system and therefore allows tyres to be tested on a surface covered with a varying amount of water. Essential to test a tyre which claims to be specially developed to provide high aquaplaning resistance. The proposed test was conducted on a rear-wheel drive vehicle, a BMW 1-Series. Driving around the circuit which alternates wet zones with dry zones allowed us to focus on specific performances such as stability, traction and wet grip. It leaves a positive feeling with a very reassuring sense of safety, as well as very predictable responses. Poaching on the territory of tyres such as the RainSport 3, we look forward to the results of the first comparison tests to see if the Wetproof confirms its potential, which seems real.

Wet zones to test the Nokian Wetproof rain tyre

© rezulteo

TÜV SÜD has granted the Nokian Wetproof its certified label. Tests mandated by Nokian confirm the undeniable competitiveness of the product for certain performances.

 

Availability

The choice of sizes includes 46 tyres for 14-inch to 20-inch rim diameters with speed ratings from T (190 km/h) to W (270 km/h). The Nokian Wetproof will be available in the spring of 2019.

RELATED ARTICLES

2019 Summer SUV tyre test: Auto Motor und Sport compares 11 tyres

For its 2019 comparison test of SUV tyres, the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport has tested 11 summer tyres in the size 215/55 R17.

Michelin named tyre manufacturer of the year by Auto Bild after performance tests

Auto Bild has named Michelin “Manufacturer of the year – Summer 2019” for the consistency of its braking results in the last 5 summer tyre tests.

2019 Summer tyre test: Auto Zeitung comparison test of 18 inch tyres for passenger cars

Auto Zeitung selected 9 summer tyres and one all season tyre for its 2019 tyre test. If, on the whole, the results are consistent with the magazine’s expectations, certain tyres are surprising.

2019 Best sports tyres: Auto Bild UHP summer tyre test

In its 2019 series of summer tyre tests, Auto Bild has compared 11 sports tyres in the size 245/45 R18. Tests conducted on different road surfaces provided the opportunity to summarise the main strengths and weaknesses of these tyres.