Continental has created a universal winter tire.November 20, 2018
The company has released VikingContact 7 tires, which are suitable not only for sedans, but also for crossovers, as well as SUVs.
Continental VikingContact 7 is winter studless tires that have the widest range of sizes and are designed for increased loads, which allows equipping them with not only hatchbacks or sedans, but also crossovers, as well as heavy off-road vehicles. As stated in the company, the lack of an SUV index in the name is due to the versatility of tires, which requires clarification, since some owners of crossovers find it difficult to determine the class of new tires.
In the production of new tires, rapeseed oil and silica are added to rubber. Regardless of size, all VikingContact 7 tires have a new symmetrical directional tread pattern. The main features of this figure were the three-dimensional trapezoidal slats of the 3D Trapez Sipes, as well as flexible connections between the blocks.
The main feature of the model is that, thanks to new technologies, their design is suitable for operation not only on light vehicles, but also on heavy crossovers. Tires are so durable that they can easily withstand increased loads with a high center of gravity of the car. It is these two aspects that distinguish the performance requirements for crossover and SUV tires from the requirements for tires of other classes of vehicles.