Victory for Continental in Swedish SUV tyre test
A comparative test conducted by Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare (issue 5/2017) has resulted in another win for the new Continental PremiumContact 6, the tyre recently named victor in the Auto Bild test of 51 summer tyres. This time it was a SUV size that delivered Continental the goods; the Vi Bilägare testers fitted five brands of size 235/50 R18 to a VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI for evaluation. Testing was conducted last December Continental proving ground in Uvalde, USA.
In their concluding comments, the tested particularly praised the PremiumContact 6’s short braking distance on dry roads, good wet grip and its handling characteristics on wet and dry surfaces. The Continental tyre received a total of 87 points out of a possible maximum of 100, narrowly beating the Nokian Hakka Black, which scored 85 points, and the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo² SUV, which received 83 points. The Dunlop SP Quattro Maxx received a total score of 68 points while the Nexen N’Fera RU1 had to make do with a total of just 61 points.
In a statement, Continental wrote that the Vi Bilägare result “provides further proof of the technology leadership of Continental’s premium tyres.”