DIAMOND BAR, Cailf. — Nexen Tire America Inc. has updated its winter tire lineup with the release of the WinGuard WinSpike WH62 for passenger vehicles and the WinGuard WinSpike WS62 for CUVs/SUVs.
According to Nexen, the studded tires, which were developed from scratch, deliver enhanced snow/ice performance due to an optimal arrangement of the stud line. The two tires will replace P metric sizes of the Winguard WinSpike.
The WH62 covers sizes in rim diameters of 13 to 18 inches, and the WS62 will cover sizes in rim diameters of 15 to 20 inches. Each tire has 20 stud lines, eight more than their predecessors, the South Korean tire maker said, which improves grip and minimizes stud noise.
A new, square-type contact patch improves braking and handling, Nexen said. With this improvement, along with a new compound, Nexen said the tire offers great flexibility at lower temperatures, ensuring optimal performance in snow and ice.
The tires, both available for factory-direct container orders, come in 20 additional passenger, CUV/SUV sizes, expanding Nexen's winter tire coverage to 85 percent of the U.S. winter market.
The tires will be manufactured in South Korea and offered "at a reasonable price point," according to the company.
Nexen also offers 36 months of roadside assistance.