Conti Concept Tyre on Land Rover LRX
Land Rover recently displayed its vision of tomorrow’s 4×4 vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show. Called the LRX, the concept vehicle pointed towards the development of lighter, hybrid powered vehicles – and low rolling resistance 245/45 R 20 tyres, specially designed and supplied by Continental.
“We developed the tyre design in close contact with the Land Rover Design Group,” commented Conti designer Ulrich Behr. “We focused on making a tyre with low rolling resistance that is a symbiosis of design elements from off-road and sports tyres. And the 20-inch size is in tune with the vehicle size and appearance. The LRX logo was integrated in the flowing tread elements to accentuate the exclusive nature of the experimental vehicle.”