The WinterCraft WP71 is a premium high performance winter tire, which showcases a new tire contour design that provides significant enhancements to wet performance, dry handling, and tread wear. The WinterCraft WP71 features a uniform block design which delivers excellent grip and stable cornering for driving in all winter conditions and the application of the honeycomb 3-dimentional sipes maximize interlocking between tread blocks for improved traction on snowy and icy roads.
Stable handing and braking performance on icy roads
Improved handling through maximization of interlocking between tread blocks using honeycomb structure
Maximized driving performance on snowy road through best directional pattern design
Driving comfort with improved grip force while maintaining the best angle of lateral direction during driving
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.
WinterCraft WP71 tyre review
Average based on 63 test results
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14.03.2020 from David Richards Tyre preformed well, felt very safe and relaxed
06.08.2018 from BRYAN BEST only use these tyres for winter driving in UK, so not excessive weather conditions a few trips on snow and slush early hours on way home from work mostly cold temps. happy with way tyres acted and feed back from them