Nokian W+ is a gently rolling non-studded winter tyre, designed especially for the mild but suddenly fluctuating winter conditions of Central Europe.
This versatile winter tyre has excellent grip on wet roads and in the event that you get surprised by snow and slush. With its balanced and stable driving properties, Nokian W+ functions safely and smoothly also on dry roads.
Hakasiping provides efficient grip
The advanced Hakasiping technology increases stability and ensures that the tyre’s properties remain excellent throughout its service life. The tyre, which provides accurate grip in all weather conditions, features a groove angle that is tailored to each size, efficiently removing slush and water from under the tyre. Pleasant and quiet
Nokian W+ is a comfortable and environmentally friendly choice. Its pleasant driving comfort is complemented by the quiet driving noise of a modern non-studded winter tyre.
The new gently rolling tread pattern and the rubber compound, which has been optimised for Central European roads, can withstand significant wear. The tyre’s low rolling resistance translates into low fuel consumption and a reduced amount of carbon dioxide emissions.
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.
Nokian W+ tyre review
Average based on 20 test results
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09.03.2015 from Niksa B. Previously had Nokian WR for four winter seasons and they were excellent. Last autumn bought W+ because they were on sale and significantly cheaper. Unfortunately, the difference is also significant. Grip in wet conditions on W+ is poor, and they just don't give you enough confidence for driving in winter conditions. Not that it should matter, tires have Made in Russia mark.
02.11.2014 from Mike Very weak tire all around, I used it until their end of life (4 winter seasons, and one summer) because I paid a lot of money for them.
In tests, they were quite well rated, but they were much worse than the previous Sava Eskimo S3 that I used for 4 seasons. I was very dissapointed by the change, and by Nokian in general.
18.11.2013 from Artivati This will be the tyres 4th winter and they still have 8mm of tread remaining. Each winter the tyres get even better. I much prefer them to the Megane's normal summer tyres (Michelin) because they are much quieter and give a smoother ride. In future, when I change my car, I will purchase Nokia tyres again. Highly recommended!
18.09.2013 from Cristian good tyre in winter conditions