‘Continental Tyres’ Launches ComfortContact CC6 and UltraContact UC6 expanding its product range for small and mid-sized cars

Bangkok, 9th June, 2017 - Continental Tyres, the global leading German tyre manufacturer unveiled its two latest models in its line of Generation 6 tyres custom-designed for the Asia-Pacific region. The event, held at Okura Prestige Hotel, Bangkok, was held to launch the ComfortContact CC6 and the UltraContact UC6. The ComfortContact CC6 is targeted for small or eco cars, offering superior low noise level, excellent comfortable ride, high mileage performance and good fuel efficiency, while the UltraContact UC6 is targeted for mid-size cars, offering full control on wet roads, high grip level combined with durability and low noise level.

Sirivan Koo-amphorn, Managing Director of Continental Tyres (Thailand) stated, “The Gen6 tyres are Continental’s most recent innovative line of tyres launched in 2017. Both the ComfortContact CC6 and UltraContact UC6 were designed to match the usage of the small to eco as well as mid-size cars as well as consumer driving habits in Thailand. Continental’s German technology and automotive competence provide us with a unique advantage over our competitors. This is reflected in recent years, as Continental Tyres has started to receive more attention and trust from car owners in Thailand and because of that, we are able to make a continuous progress in the market.”

The Gen6 Continental tyres mainly focus on the safety and comfort of the consumer. The ComfortContact CC6 model is the best choice for drivers who consider comfort a priority in their riding experience. It’s “Whisper Compound” reduces vibrations in the road for lower noise levels and improved rolling comfort while delivering high mileage performance. The UltraContact UC6 features enhanced driving experience balanced across all performance features. It’s Diamond Edge Pattern and Aqua Drainage maintain safety levels even on wet roads, and combined with the Diamond Blend Compound enables a high grip level for braking and cornering without sacrificing on mileage.

The starting prices for ComfortContact CC6 and UltraContact UC6 are 2,050 Baht and 4,000 Baht per tyre, respectively. The product is now available through Continental Tyres’s nationwide dealers. For more information, visit www.continental.co.th or www.facebook.com/ContinentalTH

Product Information

Continental Tyres Gen 6 : UltraContact UC6-

Highlight product details

• Full control on wet roads

• Extreme short braking distances in dry and wet road conditions

• High grip level combined with long durability

• Low noise level

Technology details

• Higher safety on wet roads

For added safety, Aqua Channel surface sipes quickly directs the water film from the tread pattern as they contact the road. This gives the tyre enhanced water evacuation ability. On wet roads, the center of the tire is at highest risk from aquaplaning.To further reduce this risk, specially developed Aqua Drainage elements are positioned to quickly push water through a tube system into the tread grooves.

• Adaptive superb grip level and long mileage

The new adaptive Diamond Blend Compound consists of two polymer types: The short grip-polymers are activated when the vehicle is driving through corners or while braking. This energy is transformed into heat to enable high grip and short braking distances. The long mileage-polymers are entangled and therefore strongly connected to each other, which ensures a high mileage performance.

• Extreme short braking distances in dry and wet conditions

The chamfered angle of the Diamond Edge in the pattern maximizes the contact area of the pattern to distribute the braking forces more evenly while braking. Without this chamfer, the tread block distorts and loses some of its contact with the road. In wet conditions, the Diamond Edge acts as a wiper that clears the water film away from the tread blocks for short braking distances.

• Lower noise level

Further evolution of the well known Noise Breaker to interrupt the noise waves in the tread grooves. As noise carrying air travels through the tread groove, it contacts the Noise Breaker 2.0 and is effectively broken down. This results in a quieter ride.

Product Size Range

• Width : 185 – 255

• Aspect Ratio : 40 – 65

• Rim Diameter : 15 – 19

• Speed Symbol : H – Y

Product Information

Continental Tyres Gen 6 : ComfortContact CC6-

Highlight product details

• Superior low noise level

• Excellent comfortable ride

• High mileage performance

• Good fuel efficiency

Technology details

• Less noise and comfortable frequencies

Harmonic Comfort Chambers are based on the “Helmholtz resonator” principle. These specially designed noise cancelling chambers are positioned on the inner shoulder of the tire pattern. Unpleasant noise generated between the road and tire is effectively cancelled out as air waves migrate in and out of the chambers. This prevents noise emission towards passengers, resulting in a quieter ride.

• Reduced noise level

‘0’ dB-Eaters are uniquely shaped in-groove elements designed to split and diffuse noise waves for lower road noise. To ensure a quieter ride, they break up noise waves travelling in the tread grooves to reduce the sound-level measured in decibels (dB).

• Comfortable relaxed ride

The CC6 Whisper Compound is a smoother rolling tread compound that adapts better to the roughness of the road surface for superior comfort. The compound absorbs tire vibrations to diffuse road noise. It dampens micro bumps on the road so the tire rolls smoothly.

• Higher mileage

Better tread-life due to strong, locking molecular connections that resist wear – polymers are bonded with a strong durable sulphur network.

Product Size Range

• Width : 175 – 255

• Aspect Ratio : 45 – 70

• Rim Diameter : 14 – 18

• Speed Symbol : H - W

About Continental:

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 transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.

The Tyre Division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tyre manufacturers with more than 50,000 employees, the Tyre Division achieved sales of €10.7 billion in 2016.

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