Nokian Studded Tyre Tops European Magazine Test
Nokian Tyres claims its Hakkapeliitta 7 studded winter tyre was successful in recent comparison tests conducted by European car magazines, reported Tire Review. The tyre achieved test victories in publications from Finland, Sweden and Russia, Nokian said.
“The more challenging the driving conditions get, the more supreme the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 becomes,” said Teppo Huovila, Nokian’s vice president of research and development.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 was named the best studded tire in the winter tire tests conducted by the magazines Tekniikan Maailma (shared first place) and Tuulilasi.
According to Tekniikan Maailma, “The Nokian novelty defines a whole new level for winter tire grip to aim for. Especially on ice, the tire has amazing grip and makes other studded tires feel almost like friction tires. Also on snow, the Nokian took first place regarding both grip and driving response.”
“There is sufficient grip, even if the car starts slipping a little. You don’t have to be too precise with the gas pedal and the steering wheel; the tire allows a different driving style without compromising speed or handling,” Tuulilasi wrote.