Nokian Boosts its Summer & Winter Line-Ups
The range of products on offer from Nokian Tyres is receiving a boost with the introduction of three new tyre lines. The new tyres have been, according to the Finnish manufacturer, developed for the demanding weather and driving conditions in the Nordic and Russian markets.
Two new summer tyres, the Hakka Z and Hakka SUV, complete Nokian’s Hakka tyre family, the first members of which were released in the spring of 2007. The Hakka Z is a UHP tyre designed for high speed driving, and the new product line includes about 30 W and Y speed rated tyres in sizes between 16 and 20 inches. Sales of the Hakka Z will begin in spring 2008. The other new summer product, the Hakka SUV, is intended for mid-sized city jeeps and all-terrain vehicles, a rapidly growing vehicle segment in the tyre’s target markets. The Hakka SUV range is said to cover the most popular vehicles sold in the Nordic countries, and sales for this product are also scheduled to commence in spring 2008.
With Nokian Tyres a brand so commonly associated with cold weather products, it comes as no surprise that their third new product is one designed for winter conditions. Called the Hakkapeliitta R SUV, the tyre is a Nordic tyre non-studded winter tyre designed for city jeeps and all-terrain vehicles, and intended for driving on snow covered and icy roads. Sales of the Hakkapeliitta R SUV will begin on a limited basis in late 2007, with full production in Nordic countries, Russia and other core markets planned for 2008.