Nokian Tyres continues extending its Hakkapeliitta line of winter tires and is preparing to present new flagship models of Nordic non-studded tires — the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R5 passenger tire, the Hakkapeliitta R5 SUV tire, and the Hakkapeliitta R5 EV, specially designed for EVs and hybrid cars.
The first two tires are coming to replace the Hakkapeliitta R3 and R3 SUV models, introduced back in 2018.
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R5 SUV
- This tire replaced Nokian / Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV
- Available Sizes in Line: 72
- Year Released: 2022
- Regions for sale: North America, Europe, Russia+
«Hakkapeliitta winter tires are known around the world as the champions of demanding winter weather — says Head of Product Management Marko Saari from Nokian Tyres — The new Hakkapeliitta R5 is a revolutionary winter tire that everyone will want to experience for themselves.»
The Hakkapeliitta winter tire family will also be supplemented with van and motorhome tires designed for the growing logistics and leisure travel segments. The company is also planning to launch a new Hakkapeliitta C4 studded tire and a non-studded Hakkapeliitta CR4, which are meant to «ensure comfort and safety during even the longest trip». In the commercial tire segment, the life cycle of a model, and the predecessors of the new models — Hakkapeliitta C3 and C3, respectively — were released back in 2014.
The main markets for the products of the Hakkapeliitta line are the countries of Northern Europe, Russia and North America. The premier of the new tires took place January 26.