Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale SUV will be fitted with Continental’s EcoContact 6 tires in 17in and 18in sizes as the vehicle’s original equipment. Continental has engineered the tire line to deliver energy efficiency and less road noise.
Continental’s engineers developed a rubber compound for use within the EcoContact 6 to ensure it benefitted from minimal energy absorption, less friction with the road surface and good rolling resistance.Additional features include an asymmetrical groove and sipe geometry to enhance wet and dry grip and to foster cornering and stability when a vehicle is traveling at high speeds. The EcoContact 6’s tread design has also been developed to mitigate rolling road noise and noise heard from within the cabin.
The EcoContact 6 has been approved for fitment to the Alfa Romeo Tonale in sizes 215/60 R17 96V and 235/50 R18 97V.
Reference: Tire Technology