Get Closer to Nature More Safely on N'blue HD Plus
Do you have your own way of releasing stress? Some people go up a mountain and shout while others listen to music or confide in their friends. You may want to go on a drive to ease your stress if you are a Nexen Tire fan. A drive for its own sake when you are down or just feeling gloomy will put you in a much better mood. To better help you with your drive for a change of mood or a release of stress, Nexen Tire has launched a new, exciting product: N’blue HD Plus, an upgraded version of N’blue HD with better performance and improved features that are the product of extensive investment in R&D.
Utmost Handling Performance
Efficient water drainage: Computer simulated four circumferential grooves and slightly curved lateral grooves effectively evacuate water and resist hydroplaning.
Outstanding straight driving stability: Continuous 3 center ribs help directional driving stability at a high speed.
Maximized Wet Performance
Jointless Bead Wire & High Hardness Bead Filler: Improve high speed stability and deliver better handling and steering response.
Maximized Wet Grip Compound: By applying the latest silica & advanced materials compounding technology, Maximized wet grip and higher fuel efficiency are secured at same time.
Reduced Rolling Resistance
High performance cornering: Solid shoulder rib facilitates precise cornering and keeps in tune with every corner by distributing forces.
Excellent driving stability in wet roads: Lateral grooves achieved by effective drainage enhance driving stability in wet roads.
Optimized Best Contour System (OBCS)
High Tensile Steel Belts: Enhance braking function with optimized grip pressure and stress dispersion by OBCS technology.
Optimized Carcass Contour System (OCCS)
High Modulus Carcass: Minimizes tire deformation and helps maintain the tire's shape to enhance driving stability with OCCS technology.
Put differently, based on the EU Labeling standard for easier comparison, the tire has better wet grip, rolling resistance and noise performance. With improved stability on wet roads, the N’blue HD Plus received many ‘A’s in wet braking, the highest level under the EU Labeling standard.Its wet grip, one aspect of a tire highly regarded in Europe, has also been improved, as 18 out of its 44 categories previously rated B received A. In addition, 16 categories in rolling resistance and 15 categories in noise were rated higher, allowing the tire to provide a higher level of silence and better ride. Its fuel efficiency is higher now, with 5 percent more mileage compared to its predecessor. Nexen Tire is committed to delivering higher quality and performance to customers through continued improvement and sustained investment in R&D.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Nexen N blue HD PLUS tyre review
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23.01.2019 from Neal Lewis Mixed driving from motorway in fully laden estate to short commute to work and inbetween. Not afraid to put foot down when needed but otherwise take my time. Tyres appear to function well in dry and wet conditions upto normal motorway speeds (by normal drivers) with good grip and economy. never felt the car loose grip due to wet road conditions either. Very happy so far and as long as they give good life i will happily buy again.
28.09.2018 from K browne Very good would buy again
06.11.2015 from Pavel Compare price/quality great tyre I do selfemployed courier wok so , need keep expences on my van low and try to get the best to have my van in order for longest time. These tyres are realy good for the price. Even fuel cons. get beter.My van can take up to 900kg load which i ocaisonaly take so realy test them well.