The new SnoVanis 2 knows no compromise when it comes to safety and will keep you motoring throughout the winter! Its innovative tread safely keeps vans on the right track on slippery surfaces. The optimised winter compound shortens stopping distances, extends mileage and reduces rolling resistance, which means that both vehicle handling and costs remain under control at all times.
Greater safety with reduced costs
Optimised braking performance, resulting in shorter braking distances on snow
Excellent traction on snow
Greater safety in curves, also on wet roads
Potential fuel savings as a result of improved rolling resistance
Braking on snow Feature: Compact block tread on shoulders and high sipe density Effect: Improved force transmission and increased number of gripping edges Benefit: Optimised braking performance, resulting in shorter braking distances on snow
Traction on snow Feature: High groove volume and snow pockets in the outer grooves Effect: Improved snow-to-snow interlock due to increased snow pick-up Benefit: Excellent traction on snow
Short braking distances and optimum traction on snow. With the newly developed winter compound, a combination of tread pattern blocks and lateral sipes ensure optimum traction and short braking distances on snow-covered roads.
Very efficient thanks to less fuel consumption. The abrasion of the SnoVanis 2 is low, which leads to high performance and a long service life. Thanks to the reduced rolling resistance, fuel consumption decreased.
Holds the line when cornering, even on wet surfaces. Numerous gripping edges, the high volume of grooves and snow pockets in the outer grooves mean the tyre achieves excellent snow-to-snow adhesion. As a result, the SnoVanis 2 maintains full directional stability even when cornering on wet roads.
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.