By Denna Bowman
Continental have been approved to supply the winter tyres for two Land Rover models.
The ContiCrossContact Winter tyres, a perfect winter tyre for 4×4 and SUV vehicles, have been approved for the Freelander and Range Rover Sport.
Before a tyre is approved by Land Rover, engineers test that it will be compatible with the vehicles systems to ensure that the driver gets maximum traction on and off road and the safety and stability is optimised in both wet and dry conditions.
Land Rover’s chassis experts only approve winter tyres offering an optimum mix of agile performance and good grip on wintry roads in the cold season.
Winter tyres are designed specifically for use during the winter months and become effective when temperatures drop below 7ºC, the advanced silica compound gives excellent traction and braking performance on cold, frosty/icy and even wet winter roads.
On the ContiCrossContact Winter wide circumferential tread grooves give high protection against aquaplaning and its low rolling resistance ensures economical fuel consumption.
According to the German tyre manufacturer, being approved for winter tyre replacement fitments by Land Rover demonstrates its success in tyre engineering and development to support both original equipment and replacement market requirements.
The tyres have been sizes; 235/55R19 105H for the Land Rover Freelander and 275/40R20 106V for the Range Rover Sport.