Nokian Tires has a unveiled a new tire line for regional and urban transport – the Nokian E-Truck 17.5 tire series.
The Nokian E-Truck range of tires is designed to bring as many economical, trouble-free kilometers as possible in year-round transports on main roads. But city traffic has its own challenges, so the new Nokian E-Truck 17.5 series of steering and drive axle tires was not created just by scaling down the existing products.
“We took the features that have proven useful in the Nokian E-Truck tires, such as the robust tread pattern designs”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Tires. “But we developed them further and combined the latest in tread pattern design with our special, abrasion-resistant rubber compound.”
The resulting tires, Nokian E-Truck Steer 17.5 and Nokian E-Truck Drive 17.5, give their best performance on busy city streets. Available in the second half of 2020, they answer to challenges set by urban traffic.
“Maneuvering tight corners and small courtyards is no problem with these tires, thanks to their stable, predictable handling”, says Teppo Siltanen. “The 3PMSF marking also makes sure no winter will slow you down.”
For steer axle
Nokian E-Truck Steer 17.5 is a stable and reliable front tire for medium size delivery trucks and city buses, offering good handling properties with its sturdy four-rib tread pattern. For a long, trouble-free service life it boasts an even wear-pattern, and the special zigzag-shaped wide grooves effectively reduce stone trapping.
For drive axle
Nokian E-Truck Drive 17.5 tire is designed for all-year use in demanding urban traffic. For grip and confident handling in in all circumstances, it features a dense block pattern made of special rubber compound and an open block design with semi-open shoulder design. Optimized tread block staggering provides driving stability for safe, comfortable ride.
Made for real need
Nokian Tires products are always made for needs dictated by real-world use – wintry forest roads or rocky earthmoving sites, to name a but a few. The new Nokian E-Truck 17.5 tire family is optimized for special needs – quiet, agile, low-emission transports and to withstand the tire-wearing abrasion of the city traffic.
“The city traffic is shifting towards lighter vehicles, and it’s a good thing”, Teppo Siltanen says. “That enables more flexible traffic and cleaner air – so Nokian Tires wants to offer tires that speed up the change!”