Nokian tyres get top marks again and again in the tests of the leading German automobile associations and magazines, the Finnish premium tyres are multiple test winners. “Very recommendable” says the “ADAC judgement” for the Nokian H in the latest summer tyre test of the German automobile association ADAC, the “test quality judgement” of the consumer protection organisation Stiftung Warentest praises: “Nokian H good”. Nokian H was the overwhelming winner of the ACE/GTÜ summer tyre test 2009 (ACE = European Automobile Association), it got mark “good” by the biggest European car magazine “Auto Bild” in 2010 and by “auto Test”. The test result in this year for Nokian V is also “very recommendable” in “Auto Zeitung”, “gute Fahrt” scores it “good”. ADAC rates the ultra high performance tyre Nokian Z G2 “very recommendable” again in the UHP summer tyre test 2009. The “auto motor und sport” judgement as well as that of “Auto” and “Firmenauto” is “recommendable”. SUV premium tyre Nokian Z SUV is rated “very recommendable” („vorbildlich“) by „Auto Bild allrad“ in its latest SUV summer tyre test.
The ADAC “short comments” praise the Nokian H very positively: “+ Very balanced summer tyre with best mark on dry road + good on wet road”. In the test criteria dry the Nokian H got mark 1.8, in wet 2.3, in fuel consumption 2.6 and in durability 2.7. The Nokian tyre proves its high safety excellently in the important driving qualities handling wet with mark 1.5, driving stability dry 1.6 and curve wet with 2.0. Mark 1 is the best mark and 5 the worst mark in the German mark system. The magazine “test” recommends Nokian H as “our advice”.
Test winner Nokian H
“Well-deserved test winner is the Nokian H” writes “ACE Lenkrad” about the driving tests and the result: “We searched (and found) all-round tyres which are top class in all safety tests and make altogether no bad slip-up, nor in economical aspects. Brilliant example: the Finnish Nokian H.” “Very recommendable”! “Auto Bild” comments its driving safety with very low energy consumption: “Strengths: safe driving behaviour with stable latitudinal grip in the wet and in the dry, very low rolling resistance and quiet noise level”. “The energy saver tyres of … lack the grip on wet road. The Nokian H does it better, it offers in spite of low rolling resistance an acceptable braking performance.” “auto Test” writes nearly identically.
The summary of “Auto Zeitung” characterizes that the “very recommendable” Nokian V scores many points and recommends itself as good alternative in the wet as well as in the dry. The magazine comments in the test criterion “wet”: “In combination with the C class the Nokian V appeals with spontaneous reactions and neutral balance. Good braking performance.” And in “dry”: “Speedy in handling, strong in braking – these are the advantages of the “V” from Nokian.”
The “gute Fahrt judgement good” is justified by the magazine for Volkswagen and Audi with these words: “ The tyre from Finnland participated already in the GF tyre test two years ago and showed good results all around. Now Nokian has improved it strongly, especially in rolling resistance. With success: mark good. The tyre does not show weaknesses in the driving and safety relevant criteria, offers only little understeering and a fine grip in the wet.”
ADAC rates Nokian Z G2 “very recommendable”
Nokian Z G2 with the “very recommendable” ADAC judgement gets the highest praise in the “short comments”: “+ Very balanced summer tyre”, “+ Very good on wet road”, “+ Very good on dry road / asphalt”. In the test criteria “dry conditions” the Nokian Z G2 got the mark 1.7, in “wet conditions” 2.2 and in durability 2.5. The fuel consumption is also low: 2.9 which is below the “very recommendable” mark limit, too. Nokian’s tyre proves its high safety excellently in the important driving qualities stability with mark 1.4, handling 1.5 and braking on wet road with 1.9. Its range is now enlarged with nine new sizes and includes 48 dimensions for the speed indices W (270 km/h) and Y (300 km/h) from 16 to 20 inches.
“auto motor und sport” judges Nokian Z G2 “recommendable” und states as plus: “Very non-problematic handling and satisfying braking ability on dry road, low noise level.” “Auto” reports identical results and “Firmenauto” nearly as well as, but it writes “silent”.
The SUV tyre Nokian Z SUV rated “very recommendable” („vorbildlich“) by „Auto Bild allrad“ gets the mark 2 in all three test categories wet, dry and off road. Its “strengths”: “low rolling resistance, balanced driving behaviour, amazing in the sand”. In rolling resistance it gets the top mark, making the Z SUV especially easy for the driver’s pocket as a low rolling resistance saves fuel. Further excellent judgements are: „traction sand 1-“, „wet circle 2+“ and „noise in the dry 2+“. „The Finnish Nokian performs outstandingly in the sand.” “Very recommendable” is the best mark.