Continental launches new Generation 6 tyres for Indian market

The Indian chapter of tyre giant Continental has introduced a range of Generation 6 – the UltraContact UC6 and ComfortContact CC6 – tyres suited to its diverse market. UltraContact UC6 and ComfortContact CC6 tyres have been developed for higher safety and comfort, low noise levels and to provide better fuel economy figures, considering the challenging road conditions throughout India.

Continental has developed the Generation 6 products by conducting extensive tests to deliver the premium product quality that the company represents, according to Claude d’Gama Rose, Head of Tyres Business, Continental India. “UltraContact UC6 and ComfortContact CC6 have been designed based on an in-depth understanding of the needs and driving habits of the Indian consumer. Both ranges of tyres are aimed to provide higher mileage and safety, low noise levels, improved fuel efficiency, and greater comfort.”

To be produced at Continental India’s Modipuram plant, the new tyres feature specially designed noise-cancelling Harmonic Comfort Chambers and 0dB-Eaters that prevents unpleasant road noise transmission and ensures a quieter ride. The tyres also boast better tread-life due to durable, locking molecular connections that resist wear, and has adaptive short-grip polymers to transform unwanted energy generated driving through corners or while braking.

“The ComfortContact CC6 tyres are trusted by our customers worldwide for its high performance, safety, better mileage, and comfort features,” said d’Gama Rose. The CC6 is additionally equipped with a smoother rolling tread compound that adapts better to the roughness of the road surface for superior comfort. The compound absorbs tyre vibrations to diffuse road noise and dampens micro bumps on the road, offering a smoother driving experience.

“With the entry of Generation 6 tyres in India, our offering in the passenger vehicle segment is well established. It gives our customers the choice to upgrade to the premium products in the market. Our philosophy, “in the market, for the market”, complements the entire manufacturing value chain, enabling us to bring German technology for the local market”.