DIAMOND BAR, Calif.— Nexen Tire America Inc. said its N8000, an asymmetric ultra-high-performance tire, was highly rated for its quality in a test conducted by a leading auto magazine in Europe.
Nexen said Autobild Sportcars, a German auto magazine, called the tire as "very recommendable" following the test. As the sister publication to Autobild, Autobild Sportcars regularly tests ultra-high-performance products, especially sport cars.
The test, according to Nexen, involved products from the top eight global brands, including Nexen's, which were assessed on both wet and dry surfaces for various performance indicators such as handling, braking and noise. Nexen said its N8000 was rated "very recommendable" with a special note on the tire's exceptional stability on wet roads. Other features for the tire include short braking distance, side stiffness, quietness and ride comfort, the tire marketer said.
Nexen said the N800 previously has been awarded a prize at the annual IF Design Awards in Hanover, Germany.