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When you select winter tyres, the selection isn’t always that easy. Within the same tyre manufacturer they tend to have several tyres in their range, so it isn’t always a straight forward decision. If you have already decided that you want winter tyres and you don’t want studded tyres, then you have the non-studded tyre option left and in some cases also the winter approved all-weather tyres that are always non-studded, as they can be used all-year round. You might still have 5-7 tyres to choose from.

If you look at e.g. the range of tyres from Nokian Tyres, which is the leading manufacturer when it comes to winter tyres. Being from Finland they have the ability to combine the high quality with the severe winter conditions that are present in Finland during the winter. They also own one of the most famous winter testing facilities, often called “The White Hell”. The conditions that prevail there are some of the toughest you can face, which makes it a perfect testing site for winter tyres that have to excel in difficult conditions.

You have two different non-studded tyres named Nokian Snowproof, where one has the letter “P” after the name. This tyre is made for Central European conditions where you have more varying conditions during the winter, but still want to ensure that you have he best safety during the winter. The Nokian Snowproof P are aimed for faster automobiles that allow for high speeds, so that you can easily use your sports car on Autobahn at high speeds without having to worry.

You then have the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, which carries the famous Hakkapeliitta name also know from their studded tyre range. This is a Nordic winter tyre that can handle the harshest winter conditions. These tyres are perfect for areas that have long and harsh winters during the winter season. They use cryo-crystals as gripping particles and have a tread design that includes sipes for superior grip on both snow and ice and adapts well to any driving and weather conditions. These tyres are also recommended for electric vehicles and hybrids, that require tyres with low rolling resistance and wear resistant rubber compound.

Finally you have the Nokian WR A4 and Nokian WR D4, where the Nokian WR A4 is the version for sporty cars and the Nokian WR D4 is for normal passenger cars. Both versions are also recommended for electric cars and hybrids. They exhibit great grip on different surfaces experienced during changing weather conditions. This is also aimed for Central Europe where you have to adapt to having sometimes dry, wet or then snowy conditions during the same day, while still being able to remain safe while driving. With the whole Nokian range of tyres, you will always have great grip on winter surfaces, even if you go for their winter approved all-season tyres, called Nokian Weatherproof or Nokian Seasonproof.

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We are used to having great winter tyres coming from the Finnish tyre manufacturer after having dominated the market for both non-studded and studded tyres with its Nokian Hakkapeliitta range. The new range go under the name Nokian WR Snowproof and Snowproof P. While the Hakkapeliitta range is developed for Nordic winters that are known for being very harsh, the Snowproof range is developed for Central European winters. The Snowproof P is a sporty version for high speed vehicles that still want to perform on Autobahn during winter conditions. They are both part of the non-studded range of tyres that are legal for use all-over Europe without limitations.

Nokian Tyres has experience from winter tyres that ranges back to 1935 when they invented the first winter tyres. This new range is built on the experience and knowledge developed over the years to bring these exceptional tyre range to the market for central Europe. The normal range can handle top speeds of 190 km/h, while the sporty version can reach speeds of 240km/h. The normal range is also recommended for electric cars and hybrids, while the sporty version is not.

Being non-studded tyres, they rely on Nokian Tyres new concept named, Alpine Performance Concept. This concept is based on 3 different parts that are combined to make a tyre that can excel when it comes to safety, performance, control and stability. The parts consist of an optimized tread pattern so that it can handle snow, ice and slush with excellent performance. The tread has to be able to channel away the slush from the road surface to minimize the risk for slushplaning. The tread also has to generate enough friction to create enough grip and traction. Then you have the sipes that are created in a dense to improve the grip on ice, which is why the exhibit best in class braking results on ice. Finally you have the artic compound that is made with silica for higher wear resistance and low rolling resistance they also have gripping particles that act like sandpaper on ice to improve the grip. On snow, they have excellent grip and traction.

The Nokian Snowproof P winter tires are designed for high-speed driving in Central European winter conditions, while the Nokian Snowproof standard model is for normal passenger cars. They allow for ultimate grip on snowy, slushy and wet roads. They have very low rolling resistance, which reduces wear and fuel consumption. For electric cars, this will lead to that you can get further on every charge.

If you need new winter tyres and you live in Central Europe, then the Nokian Snowproof can offer what you want in terms of performance, control and safety regardless if you have a passenger car or a sports car that you want to be able to drive at the high speeds that you are used to during the warm months of the year.

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