New winter tyres of the 80 to 60 series, with asymmetrical profiles and innovative Multi Wave Sipes. Top performance in winter weather conditions through the silica tread compound. Available in speed indexes Q through H.
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.
Toyo SNOWPROX S 942 tyre review
Average based on 9 test results
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18.04.2011fromWilliam MACPHERSON I would never have believed the diference that winter tyres made to driving in bad conditions. I managed journeys that wouls have been impossible in normal tyres this winter. I got home on occassions that could have meant a hotel diversion when the weather was so bad.
13.07.2010fromPaul JJ Good tyres for the winter, will not find better value for money.
04.06.2010fromHana Got stuck in snow on these tyres, even though it was not deep at all (5-10cm), while 10 other cars in the same car park were OK. They are all right for muddy conditions, but not good if it is really snowing, which is the reason I initially bought it. Did not fulfill the purpose for me.
04.01.2010fromTim Made such a difference in the snow and ice, brilliant! Will always use snow tyres in the winter months from now on!