Peace of mind beyond four seasons: New Nokian Seasonproof C offers first-class safety all-year round

Scandinavian premium tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres is introducing a new all-season tire for professional use. The new Nokian Seasonproof C is designed for drivers who need reliability and first-class safety for snowy and slushy winter days but who also want top-notch performance and effortless driving feel in the summer.

Developed for hard and versatile use, Nokian Seasonproof C offers precise handling and stability, excellent mileage and improved durability. Regardless of whether you are making every second count doing distribution on the narrow urban streets or cruising in your RV on country roads riddled with potholes, the Nokian Seasonproof C will carry heavy loads safely and reliably.

According to Nokian Tyres’ all-season consumer survey*, European drivers specially value safety in all weather conditions throughout the year. Van and delivery vehicle drivers find reliability under varying conditions and near-zero temperatures equally important. Grip and handling with good wear and tear resistance were also among the most relevant properties.

- C-tires are special products with structures and materials that are specially designed for heavy transport. The tread patterns and rubber compounds are designed to create tires that can handle professional use. The new Nokian Seasonproof C is designed to be flexible and adaptable also in various weather conditions. It is tailored for optimal year-round use and comes with multiple innovations to ensure maximum safety, excellent mileage and durability. The handling properties of Nokian Seasonproof C are excellent, both on dry and wet as well as on snowy roads, says Mikko Liukkula, Development Manager at Nokian Tyres.

The new Nokian Seasonproof C offers safety and year-round convenience for Central European drivers. All the sizes come with the Snowflake symbol (3PMSF), which indicates that the tire has been officially approved for winter use. Most of the sizes are in the best wet grip class A. The product range offers sizes for versatile professional and recreational use with a selection of 25 products from 14 to 17 inches, with speed ratings of R (170 km/h), S (180 km/h), T (190 km/h) and H (210 km/h). The product range will be available for consumers in autumn 2021.

Convenience meets safety

The new Nokian Seasonproof C offers a practical solution for busy professionals who want to say goodbye to the seasonal tire changes but still want a safe option for every day of the year. Nokian Tyres' expertise in winter safety and excellent performance on varying driving conditions can be seen and felt in the new product by looking at the Season Sense concept. This concept is made specially for all-season use to ensure safe driving on rainy days and slushy streets, but also comfortable and precise on dry roads during summer heat.

The Season Sense concept consists of innovative features combining the tire's tread design, structure and rubber compound. The directional, v-shaped multifunctional tread pattern with stiff center area is tailored to offer year-round safety and comfort. The new All-season tread compound offers impressive wet grip, mileage and fuel efficiency. The strong structure with patented Nokian Tyres’ Aramid Sidewall technology offers unique durability and improved wear life.

Durability through structure and materials

Life is made easier for the hard-working professionals and busy vacationers by the excellent wet grip and aquaplaning resistance combined with top-class durability. The durability of the new product is maximized thanks to Nokian Tyres’ unique Aramid Sidewall technology. The extremely strong aramid fibers strengthen the sidewalls providing more durability and protection for demanding driving situations. This technology protects the tire against impacts, cuts, and potholes. Combined with a sturdy, tailored construction with thick steel belts, the Nokian Seasonproof C offers maximum durability and improved service life for heavy loads and rugged road conditions. New Nokian Seasonproof C has over 15 % better wear resistance in varying road conditions compared to its successor Nokian Weatherproof C.

Excellent handling and stability all-year round

The multifunctional tread pattern comes with a stiff center area, which offers perfect handling and stability for all seasons. Each tread block is attached to the center rib, which improves the tire’s steering response and control on bare roads. The strong grooves on the tread start from the center area and spread out toward the shoulders. The slush and water grooves in the middle of the tread are designed to maximize slushplaning and aquaplaning resistance. The grooves store water and slush between the tire and the road and accelerate the flow away from the tire.

Grip Claws between the tread blocks on the surface of the tire improve grip, especially when braking and accelerating. These special claws were designed to assist moving on snowy roads and other soft surfaces. The claws grip the surface of the road in a controlled manner and ensure better traction and braking grip for the tire.

Together with the new tread compound, this design ensures even wear, comfortable driving feel and low rolling resistance. The low rolling resistance makes the Nokian Seasonproof C a fuel-efficient option for drivers who want to keep their environmental footprints low while saving in fuel costs.

Nokian Seasonproof C – Peace of mind beyond four seasons

  • First-class safety and stability ​all-year-round​
  • Excellent mileage and fuel efficiency​
  • Improved reliability and durability with heavy loads

Main innovations:

Season Sense Concept: The multifunctional tread pattern with the all-season tread compound offer versatile all-season performance and secure balanced driving feel on wet and dry surfaces. The All-season tread compound offers impressive wet grip, mileage and fuel efficiency

Grip Claws: Better traction and braking grip. Designed to assist moving on soft surfaces, the claws provide high-class grip when braking and accelerating.

Slush and water grooves: Slushplaning and aquaplaning resistance. The grooves store water and slush between the tire and the road and accelerate the flow away from the tire.

Aramid Sidewall technology: Extreme durability. The extremely strong aramid fibers strengthen the tire’s sidewalls providing more durability and protection for demanding driving situations. The fiber makes the tire more resistant to impacts and cuts that could otherwise easily damage it.

Patented safety
For added safety, Nokian Seasonproof  tire family feature a Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) patented by Nokian Tyres. The location and pressure indicators on the information area on the tire’s sidewall also improve safety. The information area allows for recording the correct inflation pressure and installation location when changing the tires. Comfort and safety are further improved by an additional section that can be used to record the tightening torque of bolts.

*All-season tire survey 2020. The data is based on an online survey taken in May 2020 by YouGov research company for Nokian Tyres. The survey was conducted in four countries (Germany, France, Italy and Poland) with a sample of 300 all-season tire users from each country.

Further information:

Nokian Seasonproof C

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PR Marketing Manager Zuzana Seidl, tel. +420603578866
zuzana.seidl@nokiantyres.com

Product Manager Martin Drazik, tel. +420735747556 
martin.drazik@nokiantyres.com 

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Nokian Tyres develops and manufactures premium tires for people who value safety and sustainability. Inspired by our Scandinavian heritage, we craft innovative products for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery that give you peace of mind in all driving conditions. Our Vianor chain provides tire and car services. In 2020, the company’s net sales were EUR 1.3 billion and it employed some 4,600 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: www.nokiantyres.com  

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