Nokian WR D4
Looking for a reliable winter tyre? The Nokian WR D4 is the successor to the WR D3, a popular tyre amongst Central European and Scandinavian drivers. The new model is a solution designed for city cars, estates and small cars.
Nokian prioritises safety and excellent performance in typical winter conditions, so it is not surprising that it has been awarded the "A" rating for braking on wet surfaces (within the European labelling system). The WR D4 is the first tyre in its category with an "A" rating for wet braking.
The model features a directional tread pattern, which has been improved and optimised to suit winter conditions in Central Europe. The improved block design, reinforced with special connections and incisions, improves effective dispersal of water, slush and snow.
The wide central rib features shorter blades to ensure steering precision and stability on the road. All of the grooves and tread blocks have been individually designed. This guarantees excellent grip and stability when going round corners and during sudden manoeuvres.
The tyre features the Nokian Twin Trac Silica compound, containing natural rubber, silica and rapeseed oil. This compound improves driveability on snowy and wet surfaces, helps increase grip and is very durable, which in turn has a positive impact on the service life of the WR D4. The use of this compound reduces rolling resistance, which in turn leads to a reduction in fuel consumption and thus a more economic and environmentally friendly driving experience.
The engineers behind the tyre have also improved acoustic comfort using Silent Sidewall technology, a special strip made from an innovative rubber compound and inserted between the side wall and the tread (shown above). This actively filters noise and vibrations coming from the tyre whilst driving, resulting in a quiet and comfortable driving experience.
Nokian is an independent Finnish manufacturer which is particularly renowned for its winter tyres adapted to the difficult conditions of Central Europe and Scandinavia. Nokian introduces environmentally friendly solutions, making its products good for the environment not only at the production stage but also during their use and disposal.