The all new WINTERCRAFT WS71 is an asymmetrical winter tire designed for crossovers and SUV's, engineered to offer incredible performances under any winter conditions. Its tread pattern provides great water, slush and snow evacuation and the specially engineered rubber compound provides grip on the coldest roads, ice or not. Its design allows the WINTERCRAFT WS71 to offer the highest levels of safety without reducing your comfort expectation by offering a quiet and comfortable drive.
- Asymmetric tread pattern improve handling performance in snowy road
- Connected circumferential grooves improves drainage for better traction
- 3D siping for better traction with a strengthened block for handling performance and braking
- New design motif in the form of an hourglass facilitates identification of wear levels
- Application of noise reduction technology and design to provide a quiet ride
- Zig-zag type groove design maximizes snow traction
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.