Nankang Snow SV-2 is the tyre of a new generation, combining exceptionally responsive steering feel with the smooth and quiet refinement. Even at the high speed, SV-2 provides drivers with the confidence in various weather conditions of winter. A winter tyre for compact and middle-class vehicles: the V-shaped tread design of SV-2 tyres ensure for added security in all driving conditions, thanks to its special lamella technology and silicone mix.
Circumferential V-shaped four-groove design enhances drainage efficiency on the wet road. The enlarged contact area at the void ratio at 32% shortens braking distance on dry/wet road and enhance icy grip. Three-dimensional solid sipe enhances pattern block stiffness, shortens braking distance on dry/wet road and upgrades manoeuvrability & cornering ability on the icy road. Solid groove wall design prevents irregular wear and improves snow manoeuvrability. Unique compound enhances tread stiffness and surface friction to shorten braking distance.
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.
Snow SV-2 tyre review
Average based on 5,501 test results
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16.06.2019 from ian shiell I had no snow this year so have to leave the impression that they do not perform. This false reading is a function of the survey's unintelligent layout/creation!!
These are great tyres on Scottish winter(!) roads and I am still using them in summer without obvious wear.
My old van will not see another winter so I will never know about their snow-go!
Whatever I drive next will have tyres like these if the price is similar. I don't drive fast but I don't brake much and these are like glue in a corner!
12.06.2019 from Todi The best tyres for the money!
25.05.2019 from Paul Verona My local fitter advised the Nankang's as I was initially looking at BF Goodrich as they have "B" wet grip rating but there were none in the country and no expected delivery. The wet ratings are at summer temps which means that winter Nankang's with a "C" wet rating are much better than the summer Potenza's with an "A" wet rating when the temp is below 7degC.
I decided to get some winter tyres after getting stuck the previous winter on Potenza's and discovering that trying to fit snow socks to a Fiesta ST when it's stuck in snow is not possible. This year I did not have much snow and the Potenza's would have coped but the car felt very sure footed. There were many mornings when the temp was below 7deg C and the Nankang's performed very well - much more confident than the Potenza's. Tyres gave very good braking and cornering grip, wet and dry. Slightly noisier than the Potentza's but not overly. Kept the tyres on from Nov-April and when they came off they looked like new. On returning to the Potenza's there is a noticeable improvement in grip, but now the temp is 10degC+ so is expected. Can't comment on the economy as most of the journeys are short and traffic dominates the mpg. I will definitely be refitting them for next winter.
24.05.2019 from Nigel Dawkins Always a bit wary of trying a new tyre, but these tyres are great