PresseBox
Pressemitteilung BoxID: 681023 (Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH)
  • Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
  • Büttner Straße 25
  • 30165 Hannover
  • http://www.conti-online.com
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Klaus Engelhart
  • +49 (511) 938-2285

Safe Winter Tires for SUVs

(PresseBox) (Hanover / Essen , ) .
- Continental offers the full range for SUVs
- New WinterContact TS 850 P with SUV sizes
- Low profile tires also available for sports SUVs


For safe winter motoring in 4x4 vehicles or SUVs, drivers would be wise to refit their vehicles with winter tires specifically designed for this vehicle category. Although it is easier to pull away on slippery road surfaces with a four-wheel drive vehicle, in comparison with a standard car they carry additional weight that needs to be managed when braking and cornering on typical wintry road surfaces - and this at speeds approaching those of medium-size sedans or even sports cars. In response, Continental has created an exceptionally broad product range for the ContiCrossContact Winter that meets virtually all expectations. Nearly all SUVs and 4x4 vehicles manufactured or imported in Europe can be changed over to these safe winter tires from Continental, the market leader in winter tires. The Hanover-based company offers around 50 sizes so that both smaller SUVs such as the Audi Q3, Toyota RAV, or Lada Niva as well as large vehicles such as the Porsche Cayenne or Range Rover can be fitted with ease. For next winter, Continental will also incorporate in its product range six further sizes with diameters of between 16 and 20 inches.

New: WinterContact TS 850 P with SUV tire sizes

The new Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV features a higher tread pattern percentage - that is, larger tread bars - to prevent stones from becoming lodged in the tire when driving on gravel roads. At the same time, the carcass is designed to easily bear the weight of heavy SUVs and effectively transmit the high forces when braking, cornering, and accelerating. It provides secure grip on wintry roads thanks to a high number of gripping edges, and its asymmetrical tread pattern enables precise handling and short braking distances on dry asphalt as well.

ContiCrossContact Winter: 35 sizes now in production

The asymmetrical ContiCrossContact Winter has large, stiff tread bars with sinusoidal sipes on the outer side of the tire, which guarantee cornering stability, while smaller, more flexible bars with biting-edge sipes on the inner side of the tire ensure powerful grip on snow and ice. Its sipe density, depth, and angle combine to make the circumferential and lateral tread stiffness ideal for the requirements of SUVs. This has enabled developers to reconcile the conflict between good handling on dry and snow-covered roads on the one hand and uniform wear on the other.

Additional elevations in the cross grooves increase the tread's circumferential stiffness and make for shorter braking distances on dry roads. These tread design features are perfect for heavyweight SUVs, which experience high levels of wheel load fluctuation. Approved for speeds of up to 240 km/h, the ContiCrossContact Winter tire is now available in 35 different sizes for rims of up to 22 inches in diameter, in widths of between 175 and 295 mm and aspect ratios between 85% and 35%. LT (light truck) versions are also available for vehicles manufactured in the U.S.A. The ContiCrossContact Winter has received awards in tests conducted by automobile associations and the trade press.

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Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

With sales of around €33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is among the leading tire manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and industrial partners worldwide. As a supplier of tires, technical elastomer products, brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions and vehicle electronics, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs more than 182,000 people in 49 countries. www.continental-corporation.de Tire division As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with more than 44,000 employees, the Tire division achieved sales of €9.6 billion in 2013. Today, the division has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires Continental is one of Europe's leading passenger car and light truck tire manufacturers and is the world's fourth-largest passenger car and light truck tire manufacturer in the original equipment and replacement business sectors. The product development focus of the Continental premium brand is to optimize all safety-relevant characteristics, while simultaneously minimizing rolling resistance. www.continental-reifen.de Sponsorship Continental's Tire division is an official sponsor of the German DFB Cup, Major League Soccer in the U.S.A. and Canada, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and UEFA EURO 2016TM in France. www.ContiSoccerWorld.com