Nexen Roadian CT8 - High Durability and long mileage for vans
Maximized block rigidity by applying the rib type for shoulder block, given the heavy load of commercial LT vehicles. Prevented stress between blocks by applying square-shaped dimple where a sipe is turned, resulting in better durability. Maintains optimal rigidity balance in the in-out section by applying half depth to the transverse groove in the center block. Improved hydro performance through drainage faster than the of existing zigzag type by applying the straight main groove.
- Enhanced durability & longer tread life
- Improved fuel efficiency with decreased rolling resistance
- Excellent handling and braking performance on wet roads
Durability & Long Mileage
Compound with excellent wear-resistance
Optimized dispersion of compound improves wear-resistance and reduces energy loss, which results in longer tread life.
Excellent even grip force leads to longer tread life
Sidewall protection from curb damage
4 side-wall shields provide outstanding resistance to damage such as external impacts and curb stones.
Improved fuel efficiency with decreased rolling resistance, thanks to the use of optimal compound.
Handing & Braking
Improved handling performance and excellent wet grip resulting in a 4% increase in braking performance over earlier models.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.