The arrival of the VanContact Ultra capitalises on Continental’s long history of success in the segment, with top global vehicle manufactures choosing the tyre as Original Equipment. The launch of VanContact Ultra in Australia further cements Continental’s reputation to deliver a category-leading tyre suitable for Australian delivery service and trade vehicles.
The next-generation design offers significant developmental advances that boast outstanding mileage, durability, grip, and improved rolling resistance – while maintaining low noise and the high safety attributes so important for delivery or trade vehicles.
Longevity is a standout feature for the VanContact Ultra. The closed pattern design includes fewer and smaller lateral grooves in the shoulder, resulting in excellent mileage performance and a reduction in tyre wear and road noise – meaning a longer and more comfortable drive.
Additionally, the VanContact Ultra tyre uses the latest generation of functionalised polymers, resulting in a tread compound with high mileage and low rolling resistance – helping van drivers reduce the operating costs associated with tyre wear.
The robust sidewall design offers thicker rubber blocks and a scuff rib around the entire side of the tyre, increasing durability and assisting in the prevention of kerb damage without compromising on tyre grip.
Continental Tyres Australia Managing Director, Mitchell Golledge stated: “Our all-new VanContact Ultra tyre represents the product vision we set out to achieve – a new-generation Continental van tyre with a focus on leading robustness and mileage.
“With the continual increase in online shopping and therefore door-to-door delivery services, we’re excited to be launching a tyre that meets the latest needs of the Australian market.”
To prevent tyre damage, ‘stone stoppers’ are attached to the outer two grooves of the tyre, preventing stones and other objects from penetrating the tread while the vehicle is being driven.
Continental Tyres will be bringing a comprehensive range of sizes to the Australian market from March 2023, catering for rim sizes between 15 and 17 inches in diameter, suitable for a wide range of delivery van and trade vehicles.
Selection of suitable vehicles for the VanContact Ultra van tyre
- Mercedes Benz Sprinter
- Ford Transit
- Toyota HiAce
- Iveco Daily
- Mercedes-Benz Vito
- Volkswagen Transporter
- Fiat Ducato
- Hyundai iLoad
- Volkswagen Crafter
- Renault Master
- Peugeot Expert
- Hyundai iMax
- Renault Trafic