When it comes to winter tyres, Nokian Tyres is the most well-know winter tyre brand. Their Nokian Hakkapeliitta series is top of the line when it comes to winter tyres. You have both studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta and non-studded ones. So if you want a solid winter tyre, then you will need to decide if you want studded tyres or non-studded tyres, both will give you excellent grip and control during the winter even when facing the most challenging conditions.
You have the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, where the latter one has the world’s first patented double stud technology, which provides excellent lateral grip when passing and in curves. They have both succeeded extremely well in magazine tests around the world and are great tyres when you don’t want to compromise on safety and having the perfect grip. This is the perfect winter tyre when you face a lot of icy roads and you want to make sure that you have the best possible grip. You will need to respect the regulations that apply to studded tyres. You will need to ensure that they are allowed in your country, then when it comes to the earliest date that you can use them and the latest day that you can still have them on.
If you decide that non-studded tyres are better tyres for you then you have the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, which gives you excellent winter grip without the studs. This gives you a bit more flexibility if you plan to cross country borders or live in a country where they don’t allow studded tyres. They use sipes and multi-faceted snow claws between the shoulder and the blocks. They also have bio based cryo crystal grip particles to create abrasion and thus improve the grip on ice. So regardless of the winter road surface, these tyres will give you good grip on both snow and ice with great driving comfort.
For electric cars and SUVs you will need to make sure that the tyres are intended for them. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 works well with electric cars and for SUVs you will need to go for the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV that also works for petrol, electric or hybrid SUVs or then the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV. When it comes to non-studded tyres for SUVs that also support electric or hybrid you have the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV.