Nokian Winter Tyre With Rape-Seed Oil
Nokian has developed a new winter tyre, the Hakkapeliitta 4, which features a tread compound that incorporates environmentally-friendly rape seed oil. The tyre has 14 rows of studs and great attention was paid to these. Tests show that a square stud shape was more durable, provided better grip (8 per cent better than the previous tyre) and was less likely to work loose, as well as being less damaging to roads. The tyre is aimed at the Nordic and Russian markets.