The N’blue EV is Nexen’s eco-friendly Grand Touring All-Season tire initially developed for the 2015 Kia Soul EV. Different by design than the tires fitted to gasoline-powered Kia Soul vehicles, N’blue EV tires offer Nexen’s Super Low Rolling Resistance (SLRR) to maximize vehicle range while delivering all-season dry, wet and wintertime traction, even in light snow.
N’blue EV tires feature an ultra-low rolling resistance all-season compound molded into a symmetric tread design. Shoulder blocks backed by continuous ribs to stabilize cornering and reduce noise.
Two continuous center ribs promote stability. Three circumferential grooves permit water to flow through the tread design to resist hydroplaning while multi-angle sipes increase the number of biting edges to enhance traction in light snow.
The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced by a layer of spirally wrapped nylon to blend strength with durability. A polyester casing ply promotes ride quality.
NOTE: Conventional tires may be installed on Kia Soul EV vehicles, but vehicle driving range may be reduced.
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