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Continental Tires Launches its brand-new Generation 6 Products in Asia-Pacific

15/09/2016
  • An important step towards Continental Tires’ “Vision 2025”, the long-term growth strategy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region
  • Embodies the most advanced German technology that delivers high-performance and premium quality
  • Custom designed to meet the specific needs and driving habits of drivers in the APAC region

 

China, September 15, 2016 - Continental Tires, the leading German tire manufacturer, unveiled today two brand-new recent upgrades of its Generation 6 products - UltraContact UC6 and ComfortContact CC6, which are custom-designed for the APAC region. The launch of the Generation 6 products demonstrates Continental Tires’ relentless innovation to redefine technology in providing the APAC consumer with an enhanced driving experience.


Continental Tires has invested heavily in R&D to develop the Generation 6 products by conducting extensive tests to deliver the premium product quality that the brand represents. UltraContact UC6 and ComfortContact CC6 have been designed based on an in-depth understanding of the needs and driving habits of car drivers in the APAC region.

 

“We see the APAC region demonstrating huge potential and becoming a key driver of Continental’s future growth. Featuring cutting-edge German technology, the launch of Generation 6 products is a technology milestone for us in the APAC region, taking Continental Tires a step closer to our ‘Vision 2025’,” said Nikolai Setzer, Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Tires Division.

UltraContact UC6

UltraContact UC6 Product Highlights:

  • Enhanced driving experience balanced across all performance features: With advanced German technology and innovative tread design, UltraContact UC6 provides superior ride and a perfect all-around performance.
  • High safety levels maintained even on wet roads: To maintain high level of safety on wet roads, engineers at Continental Tires’ re-invented the tread design by adding Aqua Drainage to enhance wet grip and reduce aquaplaning. In addition, the Diamond Edge Pattern of the UltraContact UC6 prevents the “rolling-in” effect of the pattern blocks for short braking distances. The chamfered angle also wipes the water film away on wet roads, ensuring extreme short braking distances in wet conditions.
  • Adaptive Diamond Blend Compound combines grip and mileage: The Diamond Blend Compound, consisting of short-chained grip-polymers and long-chained mileage-polymers has been elevated to an unprecedented level. This enables a high grip level for braking and cornering, combined with provision of a long mileage.
  • Decreased noise levels: UltraContact UC6 further lowers the noise level by introducing Noise Breakers 2.0, an enhanced version of the well-known Noise Breaker concept to interrupt the noise waves in the grooves.
  • Wide range of sizes: Available for rims with diameters from 15 to 19 inches, covering a wide range of passenger car vehicle models.

ComfortContact CC6 Product Highlights:

  • Superior comfort: Best choice for drivers who consider comfort a priority in their riding experience.
  • Low noise levels: Positioned on the inner shoulder of the tire pattern, Harmonic Comfort Chambers, based on the “Helmholtz resonator” principle, cancel out unpleasant noise frequencies. The “Whisper Compound” of the CC6 features polymers which adapt to the rough surface of the road, resulting in the reduction of vibration for less tire noise.
  • Flexible compound absorbs road bumps: The selected “Whisper Compound” also supports the damping effect to provide improved rolling comfort.
  • High mileage performance: With the advanced sulphur network in the compound acting as an enhanced bond for the polymers, the product delivers greater efficiency in mileage performance.
  • Wide range of sizes: Available for rims with diameters of 14 to 18 inches.
ComfortContact CC6

“We are thrilled to present the all new and upgraded Generation 6 products to the APAC drivers, taking their driving experience to new heights. In addition to the opening of the new training center in Hefei, the launch of the Generation 6 products serves as a further testament to our commitment to the APAC region. In line with our guiding principle ‘in the market, for the market’, the new Generation 6 products will be produced in plants in the APAC regions and will follow global standards,” remarked Philipp von Hirschheydt, Executive Vice President, Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires APAC.

 

Continental Tires is confident in maintaining its positive momentum in the APAC region through persistent innovation and development in the market. The leading German tire company expects to continue expansion of its product portfolio to further drive market share in the region and to generate more positive value for both consumers and relevant stakeholders alike.

Contact
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

Contact
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