Continental Supplies Premium Tyres as Original Equipment for the New All-Electric Kia EV6

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Continental Supplies Premium Tyres as Original Equipment for the New All-Electric Kia EV6

20/01/2022
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Kia equips its all-electric EV6 with Continental’s PremiumContact 6 ex works.

  • PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX tyres equipped with Continental’s ContiSilent technology chosen as original equipment for the Kia EV6
  • Wide range of suitable summer, winter and all-season replacement tyres also available from tyre dealers

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 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.

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The CrossContact RX: Continental’s crossover performance offering for the Kia EV6.  

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 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. 

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The WinterContact TS 850 features a special tread design for improved traction and shorter braking distances on snow.

Kia EV6 rolling off the production line on tyres equipped with ContiSilent technology
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.

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The AllSeasonContact not only offers very good grip on cold-and-wet and snow-covered roads, but also safe summer driving.

Replacement winter and all-season tyres available
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.

Following products and sizes are approved for the Kia EV6 and are available from dealers in many countries:

PremiumContact 6, 255/45 R20 105H XL (SI)

CrossContact RX, 255/45 R20 105H XL (SI)

WinterContact TS 850 P, 255/45R20 105V

AllSeasonContact, 255/45R20 105W

Media Enquiries Contact
Samara Edwards Amos - Communications Officer for UK and Ireland
Samara Edwards Amos

Communications and PR Specialist

Continental Tyres

Continental House

191 High Street

Yiewsley

West Drayton

UB7 7XW

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+44 (0)1895 425969

+44 (0)1895 425908

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Claire Hohenberg - PR Manager
Claire Hohenberg

Public Relations Manager

Continental Tyres

Continental House

191 High Street

Yiewsley

West Drayton

UB7 7XW

For all non-media related enquiries please go to our main Contact page

+44 (0)7500 015091