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Hyundai Relies on Continental’s Original Equipment Expertise for its Tucson

  • Hyundai approves three Continental tyre models for its Tucson
  • EcoContact 6 for energy-saving and quiet driving and PremiumContact 6 for especially safe and comfortable driving
  • Additional approval for Asia-Pacific: the all-terrain CrossContact LX Sport

HANOVER, Germany, June 04, 2024 – The Hyundai Motor Group relies on Continental’s original equipment expertise for its Tucson. The South Korean car manufacturer has given Continental three approvals for its SUV. The Tucson runs worldwide from the factory on either energy-saving EcoContact 6 or comfort-optimized PremiumContact 6 tyres. For the Asia-Pacific region, Hyundai has also approved the CrossContact LX Sport, which is designed for light off-road driving.

Save energy on the road with the EcoContact 6

The special rubber compound of the EcoContact 6 minimizes energy absorption while driving and reduces friction and rolling resistance. This means lower energy consumption for cars with combustion engines and greater ranges for electric vehicles. In addition to short braking distances, the premium tyre also offers reliable grip on dry and wet roads and very good cornering stability even at high speeds. The optimized tread design also reduces the tyre’s rolling noise.

Comfortable and safe driving with the PremiumContact 6

The PremiumContact 6 is specially designed for safe and comfortable driving. The special rubber compound in the tread ensures very good safety and wet braking properties. The optimized tyre design also offers high cornering stability. The special design featuring circumferential grooves allows for a rapid response in handling and steering precision on dry and wet roads.

Additional approval for Asia-Pacific: The CrossContact LX Sport

For the Asia-Pacific region, Hyundai also offers the Tucson with the premium CrossContact LX Sport tyre in size 18-inch. This offers short braking distances on dry and wet roads and effective drive both on and off the road. The CrossContact LX Sport also has a reinforced side wall that protects against damage, for example by stone chips. The adapted tyre profile also ensures low rolling resistance and therefore good fuel efficiency. The uniform sipe arrangement on the tread reduces rolling noise for a high level of noise comfort.

These tyre lines and sizes are approved for the Hyundai Tucson in numerous countries:

EcoContact 6, 215/65 R17 103V XL

EcoContact 6, 235/55 R18 104V XL

PremiumContact 6, 235/50 R19 FR 103V XL

CrossContact LX Sport, 235/60 R18 103H SL (Asia-Pacific region only)

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.

Tire solutions from the Tires group sector make mobility safer, smarter, and more sustainable. Its premium portfolio encompasses car, truck, bus, two-wheel, and specialty tires as well as smart solutions and services for fleets and tire retailers. Continental delivers top performance for more than 150 years and is one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. In fiscal 2022, the Tires group sector generated sales of 14 billion euros. Continental's tire division employs 57,000 people worldwide and has 20 production and 16 development sites.


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