Our PremiumContact™ 6, WinterContact™ TS 860 and AllSeasonContact™ took all tyre category wins, the first time a tyre manufacturer has won all three awards in a single year from leading weekly car magazine, Auto Express.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express, said: “This is an unprecedented grand slam for Continental. Taking top honours in all three of our tyre tests this year deserved a special award, so we’re delighted to present our Product of the Year trophy to the brand as a whole. It proves that, currently, if you want the best choice when choosing your tyres, you can’t go wrong with Continental.''
The Auto Express summer, winter and all-season tyre tests have been the benchmark for performance, celebrating the best of the best in the tyre market. The product awards highlight exceptional performance, quality, safety, desirability and value. They are seen within the motoring industry as a stamp of approval that offers motoring enthusiasts’ confidence when looking for their next tyre purchase.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express, said: “Just a quick look at the results is enough to show which was the dominant tyre in this test. No matter what the surface, the AllSeasonContact™ was on the podium. Continental may have come late to the all-season party, but it has made a winning entrance. A great test debut that shows how an all-season tyre should perform.”
The AllSeasonContact™, Continental’s first all-season tyre for Europe, is ideally suited to the UK’s milder winter climate. Taking into consideration the different tyre characteristics needed for varying weather conditions, the AllSeasonContact™ has combined elements of both Continental’s premium summer and winter tyres to create the ideal tyre for all year round use.
On the winning performance of the Continental WinterContact™ TS 860, Auto Express said; “A third victory on the trot for the TS 860, which could almost be designed for British winters. Continental set the pace in the wet braking and handling, and felt sharp on the track, with impressive traction in corners. It’s rare that a tyre picks up a hat-trick of wins in our tests, but the Continental TS 860 has done exactly that, yet again putting together a series of top results in all weathers.”
Auto Express said, “The PremiumContact™ 6 was the best tyre to drive in both wet and dry, there was a liveliness to its handling that no rival could match and few could get close to. In the wet, the PremiumContact™ 6 was in a league of its own, the sharpness was there on the wet track with a strong front end pulling you through turns - where rivals just pushed wide.
The tyres’ consistent performance across a range of testing led towards another fantastic win for Continental and the PremiumContact™ range.