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Get Closer to Nature More Safely on N'blue HD Plus
Do you have your own way of releasing stress? Some people go up a mountain and shout while others listen to music or confide in their friends. You may want to go on a drive to ease your stress if you are a Nexen Tire fan. A drive for its own sake when you are down or just feeling gloomy will put you in a much better mood. To better help you with your drive for a change of mood or a release of stress, Nexen Tire has launched a new, exciting product: N’blue HD Plus, an upgraded version of N’blue HD with better performance and improved features that are the product of extensive investment in R&D.
Utmost Handling Performance
Efficient water drainage: Computer simulated four circumferential grooves and slightly curved lateral grooves effectively evacuate water and resist hydroplaning.
Outstanding straight driving stability: Continuous 3 center ribs help directional driving stability at a high speed.
Maximized Wet Performance
Jointless Bead Wire & High Hardness Bead Filler: Improve high speed stability and deliver better handling and steering response.
Maximized Wet Grip Compound: By applying the latest silica & advanced materials compounding technology, Maximized wet grip and higher fuel efficiency are secured at same time.
Reduced Rolling Resistance
High performance cornering: Solid shoulder rib facilitates precise cornering and keeps in tune with every corner by distributing forces.
Excellent driving stability in wet roads: Lateral grooves achieved by effective drainage enhance driving stability in wet roads.
Optimized Best Contour System (OBCS)
High Tensile Steel Belts: Enhance braking function with optimized grip pressure and stress dispersion by OBCS technology.
Optimized Carcass Contour System (OCCS)
High Modulus Carcass: Minimizes tire deformation and helps maintain the tire's shape to enhance driving stability with OCCS technology.
Put differently, based on the EU Labeling standard for easier comparison, the tire has better wet grip, rolling resistance and noise performance. With improved stability on wet roads, the N’blue HD Plus received many ‘A’s in wet braking, the highest level under the EU Labeling standard.Its wet grip, one aspect of a tire highly regarded in Europe, has also been improved, as 18 out of its 44 categories previously rated B received A. In addition, 16 categories in rolling resistance and 15 categories in noise were rated higher, allowing the tire to provide a higher level of silence and better ride. Its fuel efficiency is higher now, with 5 percent more mileage compared to its predecessor. Nexen Tire is committed to delivering higher quality and performance to customers through continued improvement and sustained investment in R&D.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
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