The NT90W is engineered for severe winter driving conditions, featuring advanced 3D interlocking and multi-wave siping, and a silica-infused compound. It is a studless winter tire sized for crossover vehicles, SUVs and passenger cars, manufactured with a unique blend of natural materials that improve winter traction. Crushed walnut shells bite into ice and snow while bamboo charcoal helps absorb water off the road surface. Nitto’s NT90W helps you stay connected with the road, even in adverse weather conditions of ice and snow.
When designing the NT90W, Nitto utilized two non-traditional materials to its winter tire compounds to increase traction. First, granulated walnut shells were implemented. These act like “mini-studs” that scratch and dig into ice and snow. The next unique material is bamboo charcoal. This is a porous material that acts as a sponge to soak up the thin film of water on icy road surfaces.
ADVANCED SIPING TECHNOLOGIES
The NT90W features densely packed 3D Multiwave and 3D Interlocking sipes that provide stable handling performance with less tread flex. This is achieved through a highly innovative 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, helping 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 aid in reducing uneven tread wear.