Nokia, Finland--Nokian Tyres has introduced a range of wnter tyres with runflat performance. The company will begin deliveries of the tyres in September and will manufacture nine run flat products in the first phase: three different tread patterns Nokian Hakkapeliitta 4, Nokian Hakkapeliitta RSi and Nokian WR in three different sizes 195/55 R 16, 205/55 R 16 and 225/45 R 17.
In a statement, Nokian said, "Use of run flat tyres in increasing at a very quick rate Although run flat products held only a small share of the European tyre market in 2004 (about 0.25%), sales saw a threefold increase over the previous year. Half of the run flat products sold were winter tyres. This year sales are expected to increase even more."
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Press release from Nokian