Continental Tires has been chosen to supply OE tires for Kia’s new all-electric Kia EV6. As a result, the tiremaker supplies two types of tires to Kia plants: the PremiumContact 6 and the CrossContact RX.
Specially engineered for safe and comfortable driving, the PremiumContact 6 tires offer low rolling resistance, thus helping the Kia EV6 to achieve even greater range, Continental says. The tread compound used in PremiumContact 6 tires is optimized for safety and wet-road braking performance, and the tire’s design ensures maximum cornering stability and lateral force transmission, the company adds. The version of the PremiumContact 6 used on the Kia EV6 earned the top rating for wet grip (Label A) classified under the EU’s tire labeling system, Continental Tires says.
With the CrossContact RX, Continental Tires says it has developed a crossover performance tire that is characterized by its braking and handling properties – also in rough terrain. The tire’s tread pattern provides added protection against rock and stone damage, while its sidewalls are designed for highly responsive and precise steering.
According to Continental Tires, the versions of the PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX chosen for use in the Kia EV6 are both equipped with ContiSilent technology for a quieter driving experience.