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Continental OE on new all-electric Kia EV6

PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX tyres equipped with Continental’s ContiSilent technology have been chosen as original equipment for the Kia EV6.

For its new, all-electric EV6, Kia relies ex works on Continental’s extensive expertise in tyres specifically designed to meet the needs of electric vehicles.

As a result, the tyre specialist supplies two types of premium tyres to Kia plants: the PremiumContact 6 and the CrossContact RX.

In Ireland and the UK, owners of the Kia EV6 can also choose from a wide range of test winning, premium Continental replacement tyres for summer, winter and all-season use, for example the AllSeasonContact.

Specially engineered for safe and comfortable driving, the PremiumContact 6 tyres offer low rolling resistance, thus helping the Kia EV6 to achieve even greater range.

The special tread compound used in PremiumContact 6 tyres is optimised for safety and wet-road braking performance. The tyre’s design ensures maximum cornering stability and lateral force transmission.

The asymmetric circumferential grooves used on the PremiumContact 6 contribute to highly responsive handling and excellent steering precision on both dry and wet roads.

Underscoring this fact, the version of the PremiumContact 6 used on the Kia EV6 earned the top rating for wet grip (Label A) classified under the EU’s tyre labelling system.

With the CrossContact RX, Continental says it has developed a crossover performance tyre that is characterised by its braking and handling properties – also on rough terrain. The tyre’s special tread pattern provides added protection against rock and stone damage, while its sidewalls are designed for highly responsive and precise steering.

The versions of the PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX chosen for use in the Kia EV6 are both equipped with ContiSilent technology.

For an even quieter driving experience, ContiSilent reduces the sound components of rolling noise perceived as particularly annoying in the vehicle interior by up to nine dB. This is made possible by a layer of vibration-dampening polyurethan foam bonded to the inner surface of the tyre.

ContiSilent is compatible with all commercially available rims and in no way compromises performance, mileage, durability or top speed.

Electrically powered vehicles like the EV6 generate much less noise than their combustion- engine counterparts. When winter approaches, owners of the Kia EV6 can fit their vehicles with Continental’s WinterContact TS 850 P.

Thanks to the tyre’s numerous tread blocks and longitudinal sipes, EV6 drivers can benefit from improved traction and shorter braking distances on snow.

The AllSeasonContact is an all-season tyre suitable for the EV6. Thanks to the tyre’s high- silica compound and various resins, it delivers particularly high performance under both wet and wintry conditions.

The AllSeasonContact not only offers very good grip on cold and wet or snow-covered roads, but also a high degree of summer driving safety plus low rolling resistance.