Nokian Tyres has announced a new line of van and delivery vehicle tires – the Hakkapeliitta C4 and Hakkapeliitta CR4. The Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta C4 studded tire handles all the elements of winter, Nokian says. The stainless steel square stud ensures controlled handling and grip on both ice and snow. The Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta CR4 nordic non-studded tire is a
It’s not easy to manufacture a tire that can put up with life in the woods. That’s why it’s such a specialty in the tire industry, with just a handful of manufacturers.
Nokian Tyres has introduced what it is calling its “most sustainable tire yet” with the Nokian Tyres Green Step concept tire. The tire, which Nokian debuted this week during a recent tire launch event, consists of 93% of materials that are either recycled or renewable. According to the company, the tire moves it even closer
As the inventor of the winter tire, Nokian Tyres aims to be predictable by design, in terms of safety and reliability. This is what the Finnish tiremaker aimed to instill in its new Hakkapeliitta R5 non-studded winter tire range, which the tiremaker debuted in a global virtual launch Jan. 26. “Our mission is to keep
It’s a frigid February morning in Chicago. The kind of cold that creeps into the depths of your lungs, making it difficult and even a little painful to breathe. The kind of cold that literally takes your breath away. The snow was falling as I stepped into my car and took off across The Chicago
Compound chemistry can have a significant impact on traction and wear resistance, as well as other important features such as non-marking properties.
As the light truck segment has grown, customers are asking for a variety of performance characteristics from their tires. Some want to be able to carry heavy loads as well as drive off-road. Others are your “weekend warrior” types that use their car for their commute during the week but seek adventure on the weekends.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has released a demonstration tire with 70% sustainable material content, including industry-leading innovations, according to the company. “We set an ambitious goal in 2020 to create a tire made 100% from sustainable materials in 10 years, and our scientists and engineers have made great progress toward that goal,” said
The initial release of the Goodyear ElectricDrive GT is available in size 255/45R19 104W XL.
Next year, Pirelli will run the Formula 1 race on 18-in. tires rather than 13-in. tires, the company said.
This year was filled with new tire launches, from all-terrain to all-weather and all-season tires, each boasting technology improvements from their predecessors and looking to take up some market share in their respective segments.
To finish out the year, let’s go through some of the trends that screamed out to the Tire Review team in 2021 and how they might affect your business in the new year.