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A Good Year for Winter Tire Development – The 2021 NAF/Motor Winter Tire Test

Last year was a memorable year for studded tire fans here, with Michelin finally bringing their X-Ice North tire to the Canadian market.  The X-Ice North 4 also managed to win the NAF/ winter tire test for the first time, surpassing the Nokian and Continental tires that had relegated it to second place in each of the previous two years.

This year, the Michelin is up against some new competition: Nokian released the tenth iteration of its famous Hakkapeliitta series this fall, while Goodyear released the sequel to their Ultra Grip Arctic.  Let’s see if they can knock the Michelin back off the top step of the podium, in our review of the 2021 edition of the annual NAF/ winter tire test!

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