Nokian Tires launches new premium winter tire for light trucks

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Nokian unveils its newest premium winter tire for light trucks: the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 winter tire.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 winter tire offers exceptional winter grip and driving stability combined with strong structure and superb durability. Designed for demanding winter use, the new Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 is reliable and safe on icy roads and snow-covered worksites alike.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 is specially developed for demanding winter use offering state-of-the-art safety, driving stability and durability for professional use as well as daily driving. In addition to the excellent winter properties, strong construction and great mileage, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 stands out from its predecessors thanks to the unique stud innovations and increased tread depth. Nokian Tires, which developed the first winter tire and holds over hundred winter safety patents, completely redesigned the studs on the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 to tailor it for heavy use and harsh winter conditions.

To maximize the durability of this special winter tire, Nokian Tires is introducing the world’s first stainless steel stud innovation tailored for heavy-duty use. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 completes the modernized Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tire family. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta tire line includes novelties for passenger cars, SUVs and vans alike.

“With a new, functional design, the new stud concept offers extreme grip on slippery conditions and more safe kilometers. The anchor stud has a new bottom flange shape and a star-shaped hard metal pin. The stud body is made of stainless steel, which improves durability in demanding use as the stud will not rust. In addition to the new material, the new studs are oriented into the stud hole using the new bottom flange. The new studs are 12.7 millimeters in length making them 2 millimeters longer compared to the previous model. It will take longer for the studs to wear out,” explains Tommi Ajoviita, Development Manager from Nokian Tires.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 tire covers 16 products from 16 to 20 inches with a speed rating Q (160km/h) and it will become available to consumers during autumn 2019. The tire will be available with both factory studding and as a non-studded variant. The non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT3 is developed and tested to offer maximal winter safety in areas, where studs are not permitted.

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