The ContiCrossContact™ LX 2 - Safe on the road. And beyond.
In the new ContiCrossContact™ LX 2, Continental has added an SUV tire to its portfolio with safe, comfortable on-road performance and a robust design for light-duty off-road driving. Designed for vehicles like the Evoque, Qashqai and Touareg, it is available now, in time for the start of the summer tire season. The ContiCrossContact LX 2 gives up to 6 percent better braking performance, 3 percent better handling, and 10 percent better cut and chip resistance off-road than its popular predecessor. Continental’s development engineers have also improved rolling resistance by 8 percent and mileage by more than 25 percent in the new tire.
For SUVs- and off-road vehicles. Excelent handling in the road and light off-road use. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Excellent dry and wet braking performance and very good handling properties. Fits perfectly for example to Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Cherokee and VW Amarok.
- Excellent dry and wet braking performance and very good handling properties
- High mileage and high level of driving comfort
- Outstanding traction in light off-road use
Excellent dry and wet braking performance and very good handling properties.
The tyre’s high pattern stiffness is highly impressive. This is ensured by the solid central pattern area, the closed shoulder pattern and additional raised areas within the tread pattern blocks. The tyre therefore offers excellent handling and very good braking properties on dry road surfaces. Short braking distances on wet road surfaces are ensured by the highly siped pattern, which increases grip by means of improved water displacement between the blocks and the road surface.
High mileage and high level of driving comfort.
The continuously closed shoulder pattern creates a barrier against the tyre noise produced in the centre of the tread pattern. A high level of driving comfort is therefore guaranteed thanks to reduced noise emissions. The flat tyre contour facilitates an even distribution of pressure between the tyre and road surface. This leads to high mileage.
Outstanding traction in light off-road use.
The highly siped pattern creates numerous grip angles. These guarantee outstanding traction in light off-road use.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.