With the new UltraContact, a summer tyre for fleets and end consumers, Continental is adapting to the changing mobility trends in society. What these trends have in common is the call for more sustainability, including in the tyres. Younger drivers, just like older drivers, want personal mobility. But now they’re more concerned with mobility than actually owning their cars. This means that car sharing and rental cars are in greater demand. Electric vehicles will also increase significantly in fleets and end users. Fleet vehicles will be on the move much more than vehicles for individual use. To meet these trends, tyres must offer higher levels of robustness and mileage potential, whilst at the same time still delivering the greatest possible safety.
With the new UltraContact, Continental is now offering a summer tyre with outstanding mileage and high safety standards. For this, the tyre developers have redesigned the compound and tread to combine maximum service life with safe handling characteristics, low rolling resistance and low noise emission.
The new UltraContact will be available from spring 2022. There are already 100 sizes in the product range this year, with more to come next year. The new tyre is produced for rims between 14 and 20 inches, in widths between 155 and 245 millimetres, with cross sections between 80 and 40 percent. Depending on the dimension, approvals go up to 186mph.