Ready for (next) winter: the WinterContactSI
The new Continental WinterContactSI is designed for passenger cars, minivans and CUVs. It will be available in the fall of 2015, although Continental Tire the Americas LLC will begin accepting dealer orders in April 2015.
"The WinterContactSI showcases our PolarPlus+ Technology and provides the consumer exceptional grip in any winter condition," says Travis Roffler, director of marketing. "Winter can throw a variety of conditions at you, snow, ice, slush, wet, and this tire provides the grip necessary to get through any of these scenarios. Combined with our Alignment Verification System, this tire will be a confident choice for consumers across the U.S."
Continental’s PolarPlus+ Technology allows the tread compound to stay pliable in very cold temperatures. It’s a significant improvement over an all-season tire for those consumers living in locations where the temperature falls below 45-degrees Fahrenheit consistently throughout the winter.
Other hallmarks of the tire, which is replacing the ExtremeWinterContact, are:
* +Silane additives, which help improve grip on wet, snow-covered and ice-covered roads;
* Traction Grooves, which increase the number of biting edges on the tire compared to its predecessor, resulting in improved traction;
* Continental’s Alignment Verification System, which is designed to alerting drivers to the alignment of the vehicle.
Compared to the old tire, the new tire is superior in ice, wet and dry traction. It also has less rolling resistance. They have the same snow traction and noise levels.
Continental backs the WinterContactSI with a 30-day customer satisfaction trial and road hazard coverage (12 months or the first 2/32-inch) and a 72-month manufacturer’s limited warranty program.
It will be available in 22 XL sizes ranging from 195/65R15 95T to 245/50R20 106H.
For information on Continental's other new winter tire, check out this link:
And to find out about a tire that won't be launched until May, check out this link: