Nokian Adds Hakkapeliitta R5 for Passenger Cars

Feb. 2, 2022

Nokian Tyres plc added the Hakkapeliitta R5 tire to its lineup for this fall.

The Hakkapeliitta R5 features Nokian's new, traction-enhancing Double Block Grip design, which consists of a stiff row of tread blocks that start from the tread center and then split in two moving out to the tire's shoulder area.

The Hakkapeliitta R5 also contains Nokian's unique Arctic Grip Crystals, which are microscopic crystals "mixed in the tread compound and work like built-in studs, creating sharp, tough grip edges inside the rubber," according to company officials. 

The tire features Nokian's fuel-efficient Green Trace technology, giving it 4.4% less rolling resistance than its predecessor. And its tread grooves are designed for water and slush evacuation, "ensuring stable and reliable grip.

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