Precise and stable in rapidly changing weather conditions
Unique grip and safety for wet roads
Comfort and economy
The high-performance Nokian Line summer tyre masterfully handles the rapidly changing road conditions in the summer.
The new innovations, the Cross-block Sipes and Swoop Grooves, enable the Nokian Line to steer precisely and provide excellent grip, even on roads made slippery by rain.
This new tyre, designed especially for high-powered cars and with a good, precise driving feel, offers uncompromisingly safe and comfortable travel from the first moments of spring until long into the autumn.
New innovations maximise wet grip
The unique Cross-block Sipes on the centre ribs of the tyre work in two ways. Near the outer shoulder, the Cross Sipes combine with the firmer rib to provide driving stability.
The more heavily articulated Cross Sipe on the rib next to the inner shoulder ensures soft road contact, while reducing rolling resistance and noise levels.
To prevent aquaplaning, separate Swoop Grooves were also shaped in the transversal main grooves on the outer shoulder.
These elliptical slots store more water as the volume of the transversal grooves increases. The shape ensures that the firm tyre has excellent wet grip, even when worn.
Stable and precise, even at higher speeds
The typical inside-outside tread design of the test-winning Nokian summer tyre range adds to driving comfort and makes the tyre easy to steer. The larger, bound pattern blocks on the outer shoulder make the tyre firmer.
The strong centre rib supports the mid-section, where a more rigid rubber compound has been lifted below the surface. This ensures safe drivability even at higher speeds and in extreme situations.
The precise driving feel is also accentuated by the Double Block Support on the outer shoulder. The shoulder areas are also supported by the 20-degree slants on the groove walls, this provides excellent driving comfort during cornering, lane changes, and evasion.
Eco-friendly, comfortable ride
The new tread compound, the Nokian Intelligent Silica, is especially developed for higher speeds. The rubber compound represents the latest in technological developments: it works in an exemplary manner in a wide range of temperatures, maximising wet grip. At the same time, it reduces heat generation while driving, thereby improving wear resistance.
Thanks to the new rubber compound, tread model and innovations, this new product from Nokian Tyres has exceptionally low rolling resistance. The Nokian Line tolerates varying roads well, rolls lightly, consumes less fuel, and minimises harmful CO2 emissions.
New groove depth indicator and info area
This wet road champion has a new type of Driving Safety Indicator (DSI), patented by Nokian Tyres, on its tread surface. The new introduction is that the DSI has been made easier to use than ever before. The numbers indicating groove depth and the water drop symbol indicating a risk of aquaplaning have been rotated to be immediately visible to a driver inspecting the tyres installed on a vehicle.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
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11.09.2015fromSam Campbell Summer tyres manufactured in Finland seemed a good choice for an all rounder UK tyre! Quiet and comfortable immediately noticeable after fitting even when I wasn't thinking about it it was such a marked improvement that I kept noticing. Have driven to Italy and back and around italy in heatwave and minimal wear, all very even.
08.09.2015fromAndy Just completed 5000km across Europe. Faced heavy rain through to 38 Celcius sun and tyres performed well throughout. A little nosier than previous tyres, noticeable on concrete type road surfaces. But road holding good and inspires confidence for such a large vehicle.
19.08.2015fromCarl Took a tour of Northern Europe in the car just after fitting these tyres. Did almost 6000km in under 3 weeks. Never an issue, they felt superb and were quiet and comfortable. Since then I've done another 6500km and there's still hardly a sign of wear. Would certainly buy again.
30.07.2015fromHippo Fantastic grip for the price. The car feels solid and well balanced on corners. Great comfort for motorway cruising as will, especially in the wet! Would absolutely buy this one again as wear seems pretty acceptable on the front and at just under £60 a corner you can't really go far wrong.
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