KUALA LUMPUR: Continental Tyres is set to roll out the new UltraContact UC7 in Malaysia this month.
It’s the first of its Generation 7 products and is marketed as an all-round tyre that prioritises safety, with an emphasis on exceptional noise comfort and long drive life.
The tyre caters to a wide range of passenger cars and MPVs and is available from 15” – 18” tyre size fitments.
ccording to Continental, the UltraContact UC7’s outstanding wet performance comes from shorter braking distance and outstanding grip on wet slippery roads, thanks to the Aqua Channel Advanced surface sipes on the centre part of the pattern which efficiently evacuate water to reduce the risk of hydroplaning.
Simultaneously, the innovative Noise Breaker 3.0 design with Flow X-celerator leverages the Venturi Effect principle to accelerate water flow through the groove, improving surface contact between rubber and road.
The UltraContact UC7’s Diamond Compound formulation is said to enhance the transformation of kinetic energy into heat at optimum levels, resulting in shorter braking distances even on wet roads.
The tyre’s quieter nature is a result of reduced noise levels and smooth vibrational frequency.
As sound waves travel through the grooves, the Noise Breaker 3.0 interrupts the waves by disrupting the homogeneity of the grooves.
The sound waves are broken up and dissipated into smaller waves, preventing noise from building up and travelling into the cabin of the car.
The Diamond Compound with whisper touch also contributes to reduced noise generation by absorbing impact from the road.
The long drive life comes from the Diamond Compound’s optimised polymer network, which provides wear resistance for long-lasting tread life.