IVALO, Finland (Dec. 12, 2005) — Continental A.G. launched a new winter tire, the ContiCrossContact Winter, to replace the 4x4WinterContact sport-utility tire for the 2006-07 winter season.
Conti unveiled the new tire—which will be available in Europe and North America in July—to journalists during a press conference in Ivalo. The tire will be offered in 18 sizes, five of which are exclusively for the North American market, including LT215/85R16 115/112Q, LT 245/75R16 120/115Q; 255/60R18 112 H XL, 255/50R20 109V XL and 295/35R21 107V XL.
The ContiCrossContact Winter is designed to focus on safe driving in winter, good dry handling and resistance to hydroplaning. Conti also claimed that, compared to its predecessor, the tire improved braking distances on winter and wet roads, cornering speed in wet, dry handling and mileage.