Published on September 1st, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Continental UltraContact UC7 Introduced In Malaysia
The 7th generation of tyre products from Continental enters Malaysia with the UltraContact UC7.
Continental are introducing their new UltraContact UC7 tyres in Malaysia in Q3 of 2022. These new tyres are the first of the ‘Generation 7’ Continental tyre products from to come to our market.
Continental UltraContact UC7 was designed with prioritises safety, noise comfort and durability. Other aspects that have been improved include braking, control on wet surfaces, fuel efficiency, dry braking and handling.
Continental technology that has been integrated into the UltraContact UC7 tyre includes:
- Diamond DNA
- Noise Breaker 3.0
- Aqua Channel Advanced
25 engineers and material experts spend 9,500 hours developing this new tyre with 850 tests being done over a distance 12 times the circumference of Earth.
The Continental UltraContact UC7 tyre will be available in rim sizes ranging from 15″ to 18″. More details on size options and pricing will be released soon. Continental tyres are sold with a 5-year warranty in Malaysia.
With the introduction of the UltraContact UC7, Continental Tyres launches the first of its Generation 7 products in Malaysia. The UltraContact UC7 is an all-round tyre that prioritizes safety, with an emphasis on exceptional noise comfort and long drive life. With this tyre, Continental redefines the driving experience, bringing driving confidence to the next level with its latest leading technology – “Driving Confidence, Redefined by Technology”.
With the tremendous success of its Generation 6 products, Continental has been driven to develop product upgrades that further meet not only the current but also the foreseeable requirements from the market.
In comparison to the reputable UltraContact UC6, the UltraContact UC7 achieves significant and outstanding improvements in braking and control on wet ground. Other performance aspects such as fuel efficiency, dry braking, and handling are also enhanced. To offer the best driving experience to consumers, Continental has developed flagship technologies focusing on the unique consumer requirements for each segment. Specially tailored for the all-round segment, Confidence+ Technology combines the best of our compound technology and construction design features to create the ultimate tyre that does not compromise on any aspect of safety, comfort, handling, or mileage – giving drivers the confidence to conquer the road in their everyday journeys, and to reach their destinations safely and effortlessly.
To realise the UltraContact UC7, a worldwide team of around 25 engineers and material experts spent more than 9,500 hours designing, simulating, building, and testing all the prototypes with the target consumer in focus. During the development phase alone, Continental engineers conducted more than 850 tests under various conditions, with a combined distance that could circle the earth 12 times.
With this intensive research and development program, the UltraContact UC7’s Confidence+ Technology truly embodies “German Technology without Compromise”. Featuring “Diamond DNA”, – Diamond Compound, Noise Breaker 3.0 and Aqua Channel Advanced, the new UltraContact UC7 delivers three key advantages: outstanding wet performance, noise reduction, and long drive life.
The UltraContact UC7’s outstanding wet performance comes from shorter braking distance and outstanding grip on wet slippery roads, thanks to the Aqua Channel Advanced surface sipes on the center part of the pattern which efficiently evacuate water to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Simultaneously, the innovative Noise Breaker 3.0 design with Flow X-celerator leverages the Venturi Effect principle to accelerate water flow through the groove, improving surface contact between rubber and road. Thirdly, the UltraContact UC7’s Diamond Compound formulation enhances the transformation of kinetic energy into heat at optimum levels, resulting in shorter braking distances even on wet roads.
The second advantage of the UltraContact UC7 is a quieter and more harmonic drive as a result of reduced noise levels and smooth vibrational frequency. As sound waves travel through the grooves, the Noise Breaker 3.0 interrupts the waves by disrupting the homogeneity of the grooves. The sound waves are broken up and dissipated into smaller waves, preventing noise from building up and traveling into the cabin of the car. The Diamond Compound with whisper touch also contributes to reduced noise generation by absorbing impact from the road.
The third advantage is long drive life. The Diamond Compound’s optimised polymer network provides wear resistance for long-lasting tread life, ensuring complete peace of mind throughout the usable life of the tyre. The UltraContact UC7 is created for a wide range of vehicles, available from 15” – 18” tyre size fitments. Drivers looking for ensured quality in every aspect of their driving experience can select UltraContact UC7 for their compact and mid-size cars, MPVs, and luxury sedans.