In the development of the HD tread, a particular focus was placed on safety, handling and optimum driving. Auto Express’s results confirm Nexen Europe’s belief that the eco-friendly product group ‘Nexen N’Blue’ meets and exceeds European customers’ requirements. Nexen N’Blue HD felt “strong on the wet circuit and…gave a secure feel overall.
Excellent Dry Road Performance
Excellent Wet Road Performance
3 center ribs: for driving stability at high speed
Circumferential grooves and curved lateral grooves: for greater anti-hydroplaning performance
Dual kef design: for enhanced tread longevity
Optimized 5 pitch sequence layout: for low noise driving
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.
Nexen N blue HD tyre review
Average based on 6 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
07.11.2019fromjohn wright The car steering was more responsive from day one and the braking distance was very much improved, tyre noise is down on most of the other ones I have used, overall I am very pleased with these tyres.
23.11.2014fromL.M. Very good tyres for the prize. I can compare them only to my winter tyres (Hankook W442).
Dry handling/braking is obviously better, but this is to be expected. The are noisier and the comfort is not that good, but is still ok.
18.05.2013fromJeff Much quieter than the Bridgestone originally supplied with car.
18.04.2013fromEdmund Herd Good all round tyre at a bargain price - really good in wet .