NITTO® – NT90W
NT90W Tires by Nitto®. Season: Winter / Snow. Type: Performance, Truck / SUV, Fuel Efficient. With advanced 3D interlocking, multi-wave siping, and a silica-infused compound the NT90W is engineered for severe winter driving conditions. It is a studless winter tire sized for crossover vehicles, SUVs and passenger cars and made with a unique blend of sustainable materials that improve winter traction. Crushed walnut shells bite into ice and snow while bamboo charcoal helps absorb water off the road surface.
Nitto utilizes unique materials for its winter tire compounds to increase traction. First, walnut shells act like “mini-studs” that scratch and dig into ice and snow. Second, bamboo charcoal works like a porous sponge to soak up the thin film of water on icy road surfaces.
Advanced Siping Technology
Siping is one of the most important tire technologies for wet and snow traction. Nitto uses densely packed 3D multiwave and 3D interlocking sipes that provide stable handling performance with less tread flex. The secret is their interlocking ripple design.
Dual Zone Compound
A tire's compound greatly influences its performance characteristics. Nitto revolutionized its winter tire technology by introducing a dual zone compound. The inner half of the tire aids in winter acceleration/braking and the outer half of the tire aids in winter handling.
Expanded Operating Temperatures
Silica is equally distributed throughout the tread compound for improved winter handling. This helps the tire maintain flexibility at low operating temperatures.
Enhanced Wet Traction
The combination of circumferential grooves and wide lateral grooves evacuate slush from the pattern for increased grip.
Even Tire Wear
Reinforced blocks improve handling stability and help reduce uneven tread wear.
By incorporating computer-modeled designs for road noise reduction and a program that aids in enhancing dynamic contact points while driving, Nitto's engineers successfully identify and counteract undesirable responses of the tires in a variety of driving conditions. In addition, the tested technological advances in polymer tread compounds allow their engineers to deliver truly high-quality Nitto tires that provide extended tread life, improved traction on both wet and dry roads and inspire driver satisfaction.
Founded in 1979, Nitto is driven by passion and innovation. They create tires for those who are enthusiastic about their vehicles. The company always strives to anticipate and drive consumer trends by supporting emerging markets before they are mainstream, helping them grow and driving the market forward. Nitto's tire sizing, tread patterns and tire compounds combine modern aesthetics with cutting-edge technology. This philosophy has helped them create some of the most radical-looking tire designs available on the market today. These memorable designs are the result of state-of-the-art development, quality engineering and rigorous testing procedures.