The eNTYRE 2.0 will launch in T-, H- and V-rated versions in 15- to 19-inch rim diameters, Nokian said, inncluding 11 sizes that previously weren't part of the eNTYRE lineup.
The tire, according to Nokian, has impressive low rolling resistance to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
Nokian has used a “high modulus tread compound” and “comfort base compound” that work together to deliver a smooth and sporty ride.
A new silica in the high modulus tread compound uses an expanding molecular structure of the silica and rubber compound to strengthen the stiffness of the tread pattern and boost the tire's handling properties.
The silica works ideally along a wide temperature range, improving wet grip from spring to autumn, according to the tire maker. The new tire's tread has 14-percent few sipes than its predecessor, enhancing the dry handling characteristics, Nokian said, while other changes in the tread geometry such as lateral grooves improve the aqua- and slushplaning resistance.
Underneath, the new comfort base compound provides comfort on bumps and road cracks. The compound also reduces heat build-up which improves the wear characteristics of the eNTYRE 2.0 and reduces fuel consumption.
Nokian said it has molded Driving Safety Indicators into the tread to help drivers recognize when the tire's worn down to 4 mm of tread depth, which indicates an increased risk of aquaplaning.
The company did not disclose pricing information at this time.
Shahrzad Pourriahi is a reporter for European Rubber Journal, a London-based sister publication of Tire Business.