Nokian Z SUV, tailored for the demanding conditions, responds to the motorist’s wishes: it rolls quickly, handles easily and precisely and is light, but still strong.
The new tyre is big and impressive, but elegant and fast, this specialised product has low noise levels and enjoys extreme conditions.
Roads in poor condition with holes and an uneven surface, with suddenly changing conditions and wet are home territory for the summer tyres developed by Nokian. That is why their plus points come into their own effortlessly in excellent conditions and on smooth asphalt.
The surface design makes Nokian Z SUV safe and improves the road response. The reinforced central area of the tyre, the stiff, fixed outer shoulder as well as the inside-outside-pattern ensures excellent driving characteristics. The ribs in the central area are intended for the high speed tyres: they improve the safety of the tyre and the precise contact with the road.
The bead region of the new tyre, designed for fast driving and the most demanding SUV categories, has been completely renewed. The circumferential stiffening belt, jointless and strong cable as well as blocks that support the bead region increase the sensitivity and accuracy of driving pleasure.
The bead region, especially tailored for SUV use, protects the rim. The advantages of this construction are fast response to steering. The tyre remains cool and responses immediately and faultlessly to the driver’s commands.
Cool Zone Concept: natural canola oil combines with tough technology
The most important innovations i.e. the multi-layered surface structure, canola (rape-seed) oil-silica compound and the new surface geometry make the Nokian Z SUV unique.
The lowest layer of the multi-layered surface structure is a thin layer of rubber compound which reduces heat generation and rolling resistance. The flexible compound in the intermediate layer reacts more quickly to steering movements than traditional rubber compounds. Road contact is more sensitive and precise. Excellent driving stability is positively emphasised on rutted roads.
The new canola oil-silica compound ensures excellent grip in the wet, particularly at low temperatures. The new compound efficiently dampens the noise generated on rough asphalt. The tyre is quiet and pleasant to drive.
The tyre is designed for high speed categories for European motorists who demand safety and quality. The broad size range covers V- (210 km/h), W- (270 km/h) and Y-(300 km/h) speed categories with alternatives from 17 inches to 22 inches.
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.