This new tire combines unyielding grip with exceptional durability and unique driving comfort. For a unique winter grip and soft road contact, the tires are equipped with the Air Claw Technology – a flawless combination of an entirely new stud solution and the droplet-shaped air shock absorbers in the front edge of the tread blocks.
Slush edges maximize lateral grip
For heavy, high-performance SUVs, balanced grip characteristics and the ability to control them are vital. Drivers who love to drive an SUV especially want reliable lateral grip to ensure good steering and stability of the high vehicle in high speed and in extreme conditions. To further improve the excellent lateral grip of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta SUV 7, the shoulders of the tire are equipped with staggered slush edges customized for SUV use. The new SUV Hakkapeliitta has the ability to optimally utilize the new driving stability management systems and thereby to deliver added safety and better performance in demanding circumstances.
Driving comfort with balance and precision
The sporty, high-grip tire carries the heavy tire load with excellent control, stability and reliability on an icy and wet road. The tire also delivers superior performance on snow and on clean roads. In addition to convincing grip in extreme conditions, this SUV tire provides a precise, logical and balanced driving experience.
The aggressive tread pattern features a dense, sharp-edged zigzag siping to provide additional grip. Thanks to the geometric tread design, the tire will not get clogged up with snow or slush, instead, it cleans easily and runs effortlessly in deep snow and slush on challenging forest roads.
Side impact protection gives added durability
In SUV use, the side walls of the tire must also be able to withstand cuts and punctures. The multi-purpose Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 SUV comes with side impact protection for better durability. The rubber compound used in the new tire has been adapted for winter use in SUVs. The tire tread is made from a compound of natural rubber, silica and canola oil, which improves tear resistance and grip on ice. In addition, the tire can easily withstand punctures from sharp-edged stones.
Safety with the tire condition indicator
Tread indicators show the tire condition, which increases driving comfort and safety. Developed and patented by Nokian Tyres, the Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) indicates in numbers how many millimeters of tread remain in the main grooves of the tire. Similarly, the snowflake symbol is a winter safety indicator. It remains visible until the groove depth is four millimeters. For safe winter driving, the required groove depth is at least 4 to 5 millimeters. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 SUV will first be available in a range of sizes covering 21 items from 16” to 21” tires.
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
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The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the
lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel
efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres.
Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can
keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.