- Extremely stable driving response
- Effortless grip and movement, even in demanding winter conditions
- Excellent driving result
The new special winter tyre, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2, is a combination of uncompromised grip and exceptional durability.
Designed for heavy-duty use, this sturdy new product remains unwavering and moves safely and effortlessly on any surface – slippery, icy roads and snow-covered sites alike.
Apart from the typical superior grip of the Hakkapeliitta products, this new tyre stands out from its predecessors with its excellent wear resistance and unique driving stability. In addition to convincing grip in extreme conditions, this hard-working tyre provides a precise, logical and balanced driving experience. It maintains its precision and stability even in the most challenging conditions.
Tailored, strong and durable structure
This heavy-duty professional features a two-ply structure, optimised to carry the heavy wheel loads of pick-up-type trucks and vans and adjust to the requirements of heavy axle loads.
The specially designed steel belt package is also reinforced in the shoulder area, and it contains over 60% more steel than regular passenger car tyres.
The top-notch durability is supported by the tread compound that is extremely tear- and cut-resistant. The sidewall abrasion protection further enhances reliability and prevents puncture damage.
In addition to its sturdy structure, this full-blooded new member of the Hakkapeliitta family provides stable driving and grip thanks to the strong siping of the aggressive tread pattern.
Dense grooving actively removes water and slush from between the tyre and road. The tread pattern also efficiently cleans out snow.
To enhance the driving response on snow-free roads, the tyre features massive and long, sideways spreading tread blocks to stiffen the centre of the tread. The large amount of tread blocks with sharp edges is also reflected in the tyre's excellent snow grip.
Balance and grip
The diverse Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2 successfully utilises the same ingenious technical solutions found in the test-winning Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 tyre for passenger cars. For a unique winter grip and soft road contact, the tyres are equipped with oriented steel studs and the Air Claw Technology – a flawless combination of an entirely new stud solution and the droplet-shaped air shock absorbers in the front edge of the tread blocks.
The eight-row stud division in the shoulder area ensures a firm longitudinal and lateral grip. The polyhedral studs feature a maximised contact area, which enhances stud grip on slippery surfaces.
Safer in the winter
The Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) and the snowflake symbol placed side by side improve driving comfort and safety. To facilitate tyre pressure management, there is an info area for marking the right tyre pressure and the tyre's placement under the car.
ARAMID SIDEWALLS – Robust like never before
Nokian tyres with Aramid sidewall technology offer you additional security and durability for demanding weather conditions and rough roads. Their incomparably strong sidewalls are exceptionally resilient to wear and cuts. The Aramid fibres stiffen and strengthen the sidewall, enabling it to withstand blows and cuts even better.
The same material is also utilised in the aviation and armour industries. It is also used successfully in bulletproof vests.
Aramid protects the Nokian tyres. The Nokian tyres protect lives.
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.