The Nokian WRD3 tire is an all-weather winter tire. This is a new category of tires with more snow traction than you get with other Nokian All-Season tires. With the Nokian WRD3 tire you get the ride comfort, long-tread-life, dry, wet and cold weather performance of an all-season tire, but with a little more siping and design elements for snow and ice traction. A good option if you live in a climate with cold winters, want a dedicated winter tire, but you only get occasional snow fall.
Nokian started the all-weather winter tire category with the WR class of tires. The Nokian WRD3 meets the Rubber Manufacturers of America, and the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada's Severe Snow Service requirements. Most sizes are branded with the Industry's mountain/snowflake symbol.