Description of Nokian Tires Hakkapeliitta R3 195/65 R15 95R winter
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 studless tire is the epitome of safety, comfort and economy.
Tiny particles from a renewable, safe material have been added to the rubber compound (Nokian Cryo Crystal 3 concept). These particles have sharp edges that show up on the tread as they wear. As a result, traction on slippery surfaces - on ice and packed snow - is improved.
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires have minimal rolling resistance, even lower than summer tires, thanks to the tread structure and the latest rubber compound. Easy rolling reduces fuel consumption, saves money and reduces CO2 emissions. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 consistently scores top marks in tire comparison tests for rolling resistance and proves to be the most economical winter tyre. This is possible thanks to a 5% reduction in rolling resistance compared to the predecessor tire Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tire is suitable for almost any modern passenger car. The model is offered in dozens of sizes for wheels with a diameter of 14 to 21 inches. It provides a high level of comfort in the most difficult road and weather conditions, ensuring safe driving in them. Arctic Sense Grip The Arctic Sense Grip concept was used in the creation of the tire. This is a set of technical solutions aimed at providing maximum grip on packed snow and ice. One of them is the use of several types of lamellas. In the shoulder areas there are self-locking slots. Upon contact with the road, they, opening and forming numerous faces, limit the mobility of the block. As a result, not only grip properties are improved, but their stability is also increased.
The central part contains lamella pumps. When in contact with a wet coating, they absorb moisture due to the presence of special cavities inside, thereby drying the contact patch.
The action of the lamellas is significantly enhanced by the compound. It is made in two layers. The outer side contains, in addition to silicon dioxide, Cryo Crystal 3 particles. They are distinguished by their high hardness and crystalline form. This component more than compensates for the lack of studs in the tread of this tire, providing effective grip on icy surfaces.
The lower base layer of the tread is highly rigid. Such a "substrate" gives stability to grip properties, improves directional stability at high speed and when maneuvering, and reduces rolling resistance.
Snow Claws Another innovation of this model is the numerous grooves between the blocks of an unusual triangular shape with long curved zigzag edges. These elements enhance directional stability and grip during longitudinal accelerations on snowy surfaces. Some of them are located on the sides of the shoulder blocks. Brake Booster The next interesting solution...