Continental to supply two types of premium tyres for Kia’s EV6, Auto News, ET Auto


 Continental’s PremiumContact 6
Continental’s PremiumContact 6

New Delhi: Continental Tires will supply two types of premium tyres: PremiumContact 6 and the CrossContact RX to the new, all-electric Kia EV6, the tyre maker said.

According to the media release, Kia EV6 tyres will be equipped with ContiSilent technology that will reduce the sound components of rolling noise perceived as particularly annoying in the vehicle interior by up to nine dB.

Although electric vehicles like the EV6 generate much less noise than their combustion-engine counterparts. Continental PremiumContact6 tyres offer low rolling resistance, thus will help Kia EV6 to achieve even greater range, Continental said.

The design of the tyre ensures maximum cornering stability and lateral force transmission. The asymmetric circumferential grooves used on PremiumContact 6 contribute to highly responsive handling and excellent steering precision on both dry and wet roads, the release added.

 Continental's CrossContact RX
Continental’s CrossContact RX

The version of the PremiumContact 6 used on the Kia EV6 earned the top rating for wet grip (Label A) classified under the EU’s tyre labeling system, the company said. With the CrossContact RX, Continental has developed a crossover performance tyre that is characterized by its braking and handling properties also in rough terrain. Its special tread pattern provides added protection against rock and stone damage, while its sidewalls are designed for highly responsive and precise steering.

Continental’s AllSeasonContact is an all-season tyre suitable for the EV6 however when winter approaches, owners of the Kia EV6 can fit their vehicles with Continental’s WinterContact TS 850 P. The AllSeasonContact not only offers a very good grip on cold and wet or snow-covered roads but also a high degree of summer driving safety plus low rolling resistance, the release said.

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