Nokian tyres are born, bred and tested far above the Arctic Circle to offer the best performance even in the most extreme conditions.
So while seasons may be changing, your choice of winter tyre remains the same: Nokian WR G2.
Ultimate slush performance An ultra-modern asymmetrical inside/outside tread pattern gives Nokian WR G2 the diverse properties needed in Central Europe. The shape and siping of the outer shoulder make the tyre easy to handle and stable to drive on all surfaces, while the inner shoulder ensures outstanding grip.
Nokian Tyres is also the pioneer in developing new solutions for safer driving in slush: its innovative slush wedge and polished grooves thrust heavy slush and water aside to prevent aquaplaning.
Respecting the environment Nokian WR G2 is manufactured using only low aromatic, purified oils. It also features a new rubber compound made from cool silica and canola oil, reducing rolling resistance and thus saving fuel.
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.
Nokian WR G2 tyre review
Average based on 137 test results
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23.05.2015fromRay Lots of wheel slippage at initial acceleration in the rain.
28.08.2013fromJerry Tyre pressure is critical with these and I found dropping 10%+ on Subaru settings made a VAST improvement on grip, particularly in damp, greasy conditions, where standard pressures gave unpredictable grip. Nokian also suggests this.
These are winter tyres, not 'snow' tyres. My 9th winter on Nokians approaches.
22.06.2012from8 freight Suberb tyre. I own a 4x4 because I live at the bottom of a 1 in 3 hill. I never got stuck with previous Avon Rangers but had too many hairy moments coming down the hill so I bought these for winter use. What a transformation, these tyres are tremendous the car can be left in 2wd where 4wd was previously needed. Will get up the hill where Land Rover Defenders have failed. It quite happily came down the hill with a well loaded unbraked trailer in 3 inch of snow. The Land Rover that followed me ten minutes later ended up in a field! About 2mm of wear over three winters. I will not be buying a new vehicle unless I can get WR G2s to fit.
30.05.2012fromStefan G The only thing missing from this scoring system is 'value for money'. These tyres are excellent for the money. Difficult to compare with other tyres as I haven't driven on winter tyres before these. But, they do all I would want them to do - safely, economically and competently. Timo Makkinen might have a better objective viewpoint on them, but I think they're great!