The Nokian WR G2 was developed to meet the needs of Central European consumers. It is a very high-performance winter tyre. Winter experts from Nokian Tyres focused on meeting consumer needs during its development. The aim was to offer drivers a tyre that can handle complex, variable winter weather conditions. Special attention was paid to the tyre’s ability to resist slush planing. The unique slush properties have not been achieved by sacrificing other basic features of a good winter tyre. The Nokian WR G2 is excellent for driving on snowy roads and bare asphalt, even at high speeds. The Nokian WR G2 is also good in wet conditions: it has good grip, remains stable and stops precisely on wet and watery surfaces.
The superior slush grip is based on new technical inventions and innovations: the slush edge, a non-symmetrical tread pattern and polished grooves. The inner shoulder on the asymmetrical tread pattern is sharply tapered and wedge-shaped. This slush edge begins to work when driving in slush: it effectively pushes the heavy snow and water mass to the side, out from between the road and the tyre. At the same time, it enhances the action of the lateral grooves. The polished grooves speed up the removal of water and slush.
The rubber compound used in the Nokian WR G2 is made of silica and plant-based canola oil, which is made from a natural raw material. The compound improves the tyre’s wet weather properties and enhances tyre handling. The natural oil increases tear resistance and improves tyre grip in cool weather. The new compound reduces rolling resistance: an easily rolling tyre reduces fuel consumption.