Now available: the Continental CrossContact LX20

Aug. 4, 2011

Continental Tire the Americas Inc. has launched the CrossContact LX20, what it calls the most innovative SUV, crossover and light truck tire to date. Featuring EcoPlus technology, the premium all-season tire was developed to deliver improved fuel economy and treadwear and reduce CO2 emissions.

The CrossContact LX20 is designed to deliver excellent wet traction, and is equipped with traction grooves, which are biting edges in the tire grooves. Drivers experience shorter stopping distances on wet ground and increased traction and grip on snow, notes Continental.

With the advanced EcoPlus technology, the CrossContact LX20 can save the average driver up to 2,500 miles of fuel over the life of the tire. The tire also features smooth response technology offering a smooth and comfortable ride, strong handling and reduced road noise.

"We're fully committed to building advanced tires and improving the environment - reducing CO2 emissions, reducing our waste and researching new and innovative ways to advance tire technology," said Bill Caldwell, vice president of sales and marketing, Continental Tire. "The fact that our customers ultimately keep more money in their wallets is frosting on the cake. We've created a cutting-edge tire that helps to keep our world greener, that saves fuel and money and that is safer than the competition.”

The CrossContact LX20 is backed by a 70,000-mile/72-month limited warranty, and 12-month free replacement. It is available in a wide range of sizes from 16- to 20-inch wheel diameters with a UTQG rating of 740 AB for S and T speed, and 680 AA for H speed.

The company first gave the industry a look at the tire in May (see Continental introduces CrossContact LX20).

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