Continental tires

Continental History 

Continental AG  is a German multinational automotive company based in Hanover, Germany. The main products include tires, brake systems, automotive safety features, and interior electronics. Continental is the world's fourth-largest tire manufacturer and the second-largest manufacturer of electronic braking systems. 

To increase efficiency, Continental is structured in five divisions:  

  • Tires  
  • ContiTech  
  • Chassis and Safety  
  • Interior  
  • Powertrain 

 The Continental tires division produces mainly tires for passenger cars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles and sells them worldwide under the Continental brand. However, the Continental Group includes the Continental, Uniroyal, Semperit, Barum, General Tire, Viking, Gislaved, Mabor, Matador, and Sportiva brands. The “Boss" of all these brands is considered the Continental which outstands with its premium products in terms of quality and performance.  

An interesting fact is that each brand from the Continental umbrella has its own market, for example, General tires are sold in the U.S. and Canada, the Gislaved serves Canada, Spain, and Nordic markets, Barum is designed specially to serve Europe and Russia. 

Many truck and vehicle manufacturing companies prefer to pair their models with Continental tires, like General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Renault, Daimler AG, Ford, Volvo, Iveco, Schmitz, Freightliner Trucks, BMW, Volkswagen, and Porsche. 

Most popular Continental tires 

The moment Continental developed their first tire with a patterned tread, they became the World leader and the top innovative company in the tire industry.  

Continental tires are used for the high-performance sports cars to vans and commercial vehicles. The most highlighted Continental tire models are: CrossContact LX25, CrossContact LX Sport, VikingContact 7, ContiPremiumContact 5, and ContiEcoContact5 models. Continental offers premium tires with excellent traction, high tread life, and the best braking performance in all weather conditions.

The German brand has also run-flat technology, which comes with a stronger structure designed to provide safety in case of air pressure loss. This technology has only a positive impact on the driving experience, performance, and safety features. The run-flat technology works hand in hand with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Electronic Stability Control.

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