Products for Car / Van / 4x4

The new VanContact Winter: economical and safe

10/11/2015
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  • New premium van tire for safe driving on snow-covered, icy, wet, and dry roads

  • Shorter braking distances on snow and in the wet, rolling resistance reduced by 15 percent

In time for the onset of cold weather, Continental presents the VanContact Winter, a new winter tire for light commercial vehicles and vans. Along with superior safety characteristics on snowy and icy surfaces and precision handling on snow-covered or wet roads, this impressive load carrier also offers significantly improved fuel efficiency.

The greater economy compared to the VancoWinter 2 is important not only for customers in the commercial sector but also for private customers fitting their vans with the new tire. The rolling resistance has also been reduced by a substantial 15 percent over its predecessor. This is due to an advanced silica compound which lessens tire deformation on entering the contact patch, thereby reducing energy loss, as well as to an improved overall design.

 

The VanContact Winter owes its five percent improvement in performance when braking on snow and nine percent improvement when braking in the wet to both its tread compound and its optimized sipe concept. Sinus sipes in the tread center and an interrupted sipe structure in the shoulder blocks significantly increase the number of gripping edges in the longitudinal direction. Zigzag circumferential grooves and evenly spaced snow pockets in the shoulder blocks improve the compression of snow in the grooves, making for greater grip.

The new VanContact Winter is now available in 12 sizes, with plans to further expand the product range next year.

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Alexander Bahlmann
Alexander Bahlmann

Head of Communications / Public Relations PLT

Continental AG l Divison Tires

Büttnerstraße 25

30165 Hannover, Germany

+49 (0) 511 938 2615

+49 (0) 511 938 2455

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Klaus Engelhart
Klaus Engelhart

Press Spokesman Passenger and Light Truck / Two-Wheel Tires

Continental AG l Divison Tires

Büttnerstrasse 25

30165 Hannover, Germany

+49 (0) 511 938 2285

+49 (0) 511 938 2455