Auto Bild 2013 Summer Tyre Test Winner is Nokian

Posted by: Dan on 25/03/2013

Category: News and Events

Nokian tyres, now available throughout Australia both online and in store are continuing to achieve international accolades for their outstanding performance.

The Nokian tyre is test winner in the 2013 summer tyre test in German car magazine Auto Bild, scoring the top rating "exemplary". The top rating "good" is awarded to Nokian by the German automobile club ADAC and the consumer protection organisation test Stiftung Warentest. The Finnish tyre is runner-up in the test of auto motor sport with the top rating “especially recommended”.

Auto Bild praises the new Nokian Line: "Strengths: well-balanced premium tyre with outstanding braking abilities, low rolling noise, good comfort." The assessment of auto motor sport says: “Very good traction, harmonious driving behaviour, excellent braking.” Nokian is the best tyre in the most important test discipline braking on wet surfaces with the shortest braking distance and also the best regarding handling on wet surfaces.

The Finnish tyre is "highly recommended" with its ADAC top rating "good". ADAC writes about the Nokian Line: "Strengths: Very well-balanced tyre, good on wet surfaces, relatively low fuel consumption." The biggest automobile club in Europe did not find any weaknesses in it.

In one of the biggest summer tyre tests in Europe, Auto Bild has now compared 50 summer tyres and four all-season tyres in the dimensions 195/65 R 15, the standard size for compact cars. ADAC, test Stiftung Warentest, ÖAMTC and TCS tested 19 tyres sized 195/60 R15 for compact cars. auto motor sport put 13 summer tyres in size 205/55 R 16 V to „the toughest test demands“.

Test winner, the Nokian Line, is available in 45 sizes from 15 to 17 inches, custom-made for the different requirements of the T, H, V and W speed categories. The new Ultra High Performance summer tyre Nokian zLine has been developed for sporty cars. It offers a precise, outstanding and pleasant driving experience when driving fast. This range includes 31 sizes from 16 to 20 inches in the speed categories W (270 km/h) and Y (300 km/h).

With an AA rating for fuel efficiency and grip on wet surfaces on the EU tyre label, the Nokian eLine summer tyre drives straight to the top and brings technology of the future to smaller cars. Six sizes in 15 and 16 inches and the speed categories T (190 km/h) and H (210 km/h) are already available to buy.

The predecessors to the new summer tyres by Nokian were test winners eight times over in the 2012 summer tyre tests. In doing so the Finnish premium brand won more tests than any other brand.

Nokian Tyres is the world's leading winter tyre specialist and uses this expertise to develop test winning tyres for summer conditions. View our range of Nokian award winning tyres here.