The performance of Continental’s winter tyres has been underlined by new approvals from Land Rover for the Freelander and Range Rover Sport. Continental, Europe’s leading winter tyre manufacturer, has had the following sizes approved by Land Rover; 235/55R19 105H for the Freelander and 275/40R20 106V for the Range Rover Sport.??Before a tyre is approved by Land Rover, engineers test its compatibility with the vehicle's systems to ensure that the driver gets maximum traction on and off-road and that safety and stability is optimised in both wet and dry conditions. Land Rover’s chassis experts only approve winter tyres offering an optimum mix of agile performance and good grip on winter road conditions.??Land Rover has chosen the ContiCrossContact Winter, as a winter tyre for its 4x4 vehicles. Winter tyres are designed specifically for use during the winter months and become effective when temperatures drop below 7ºC. The advanced silica compound gives excellent traction and braking performance on cold, frosty, icy and wet winter roads. On the ContiCrossContact Winter wide circumferential tread grooves give high protection against aquaplaning and its low rolling resistance ensures economical fuel consumption.
Being approved for winter tyre fitments by Land Rover underlines Continental’s success in tyre engineering and development to support both original equipment and replacement market requirements. Continental makes tyres for approximately a third of cars produced in Europe, and is also a supplier to vehicle manufacturers in the U.S. and Asia.