Dated: 13 October 2010
ContiCrossContact Winter Tyres To Be OE
Continental released a statement today detailing the news that their ContiCrossContact winter tyres have been approved as original equipment (OE) on the Freelander and Ranger Rover Sport. The tyre has been approved in sizes; 235 55 R19 105 H for the Land Rover Freelander and 275 40 R20 106 V for the Range Rover Sport.
To get your tyres approved as OE on Land Rover’s vehicles is no easy feat. Before a tyre is approved by Land Rover, engineer’s test that it will be compatible with the vehicles systems to ensure that the driver gets maximum traction on and off road. A winter tyre is only approved once Rover’s chassis experts are happy that the tyre offers an optimum mix of agile performance and good grip on wintry roads in the winter weather.
According to the statement released by the German Tyre Manufacturer, “Land Rover has chosen the ContiCrossContact Winter, a perfect winter tyre for 4x4 and SUV 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 even 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.”