Continental VanContact Ice and VanContact Viking tires ready for market entry

The winter revolution in the range of Continental continues. Not so long ago, new tires for passenger cars and IceContact 3 SUVs were presented , and now it is the turn to renew the range for light trucks. In the winter season 2019/2020, two commercial models will appear on the market, designed for use in the harshest weather conditions: the spike Continental VanContact Ice and the friction Continental VanContact Viking .

The key features of both new products are clutch reliability in all weather conditions and long service life. This was achieved through the use of an optimized tread design and a new compound of Nordic Matrix with silica and rapeseed oil.

VanContact Viking

The soft rubber compound and the “intelligent” design of the Continental VanContact Viking tires with snow traps and a three-dimensional slat orientation verified to the millimeter promise stable handling on ice and snow, as well as high sustainability of aquaplaning and slash planning.

The Van Contact Viking standard range consists of 11 options with 15-17 in. Diameter diameters and speed index R. The dimensions are ideal for the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, VW Crafter, Iveco Daily, etc.

VanContact Ice

Housings studs Continental VanContact Ice made of more durable than that of the traditional “rough” material, said technician Shina.Guide , due to which the negative effects of ice on the spikes limited, and they remain in place, thereby maintaining consistency between the coupling bus and expensive.

Special ice containers, located around the spikes, effectively protect the Van Contact Ice spikes from ice, resulting in tires that work more efficiently.

The assortment offer of Continental VanContact Ice consists of 20 dimensions for rims from 15 to 17 inches. They are the same as in the case of VanContact Viking tires and have a speed index R.

Hannover developers introduced new winter tires Continental VanContact Winter

Continental has prepared another novelty for the rapidly approaching winter season. At this time, the manufacturer decided to please the owners of light commercial vehicles living in countries with a mild winter climate.

The new model Continental VanContact Winter, replacing the Continental VancoWinter 2, promises to overshadow its predecessor in the characteristics of the reliability of traction with a wet roadway and fuel efficiency.

The novelty will be released in 33 sizes for rims with mounting diameters from 165/70 R14C and up to 225/55 R17C, this list will also include the twenty most popular dimensions in Western and Central Europe. The German tire company expects the new development to be homologated for the Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes Sprinter minivans, as well as the Mercedes V-Class minivans.

A special feature of the VanContact Winter model is the three-dimensional lamellization of the entire tread surface, as a result of which the developers managed to provide support for the tread blocks and minimize their deformation during rolling.

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Autopromotec 2019: Toyo Announces Observe S944 New Tires

On the occasion of its first appearance at the Autopromotec exhibition in Bologna, Toyo Tires announced the launch of new Toyo Observe S944 winter tires . According to the manufacturer, the novelty has the highest level of performance on wet roads due to the use of the patented platform technology Nano Balance.

In addition, Toyo Tires used the event to highlight the Toyo Proxes TR1 , a new sportswear development launched in Europe this year.

Both models have expanded the already considerable range of the brand, says technical specialist Shina.Guide . It includes summer, winter and all-season models of various specializations, from the Proxes sports line, to tires representing the Open Country family for off-road vehicles and light trucks. All of them were exhibited at the company’s booth in Bologna.

“I returned from Bologna completely satisfied with our first participation at Autopromotec. Both in terms of feedback from visitors, and in terms of the success of our stand, which many have called one of the most beautiful in 2019, ” said Fabio Merli, general manager of the Italian branch of Toyo Tires.

The world premiere of tires Toyo Proxes TR1

For the next summer season, Toyo Tires has prepared something special. According to the manufacturer, the new Toyo Proxes TR1 sports tires designed for a wide range of cars for adrenaline lovers should impress with an impressive combination of high performance and design.

The new flagship of the Japanese brand will appear in Europe in the spring of 2019. In the model range, he will replace the Toyo Proxes T1R tires, from which he inherited long slanting grooves in the center of the tread.

The aggressive, sporty tread design of the Toyo Proxes TR1 meets the most demanding requirements of drivers who prefer a sporty ride style, said technical specialist Shina.Guide , and most of the innovations used in developing the model are aimed at optimizing wet grip and stability in turns.

Toyo Tires Proxes TR1 tires will be available on the market in a total of 57 sizes from 195/45 R14 to 245/35 R20 with V, W and Y speed indices.

Toyo introduced Observe GSi-6 friction winter tires

Toyo, which introduced the Observe Ice-Freezer spikes a year ago , plans to upgrade its range of friction tires of the Scandinavian (Nordic) Observe GSi-6 in the winter season 2019/2020.

Let us emphasize that the Toyo Observe GSi-6 tires will be produced in three versions: base (of the same name) for cars of various classes; Toyo Observe GSi-6 HP , already available in the Canadian market , for powerful vehicles whose owners expect to get good handling at high speed; as well as taking into account all the features of operation on Toyo Observe GSi-6 LS SUVs .