4. Nexen N’blue 4Sea­son

Auto Express - - Winter Driving Special -

“It re­ally pulls the car through turns in­stead of just spin­ning up”

THE 4Sea­son is part of a to­tal re­vamp of Korean brand Nexen’s win­ter of­fer­ings, and it works well.

It was beaten only by the sum­mer­fo­cused Miche­lin in the shal­low-wa­ter tests, re­gard­less of tem­per­a­ture.

Trac­tion was at the heart of its suc­cess on the han­dling track, where it would pull the car through cor­ners in­stead of spin­ning up like some ri­vals. It felt good with a sharp turn-in.

The prob­lems started in the deep­er­wa­ter tests. It was last, just, in a straight line, but strug­gled badly in the wet cor­ner­ing tests. Bet­ter re­sults here and it could have been third over­all.

That trac­tion could be felt on the snow, too, and over­all it was good enough to fin­ish third in these tests.

It was handy in the dry, fin­ish­ing nar­rowly best of the rest be­hind the Miche­lin and close to the pace around the han­dling track. It was also quiet, al­though the fuel econ­omy is not what we would ex­pect from a mod­ern tyre.

Good trac­tion in snow and strong wet han­dling helped the 4Sea­son’s score

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