FORT MILL, S.C., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire is proud to have two tires showcased in the 2012 Consumers Digest "Best Buys in Tires." The ProContact™ and CrossContact™ LX20, both with the coveted EcoPlus Technology, were two of the top-rated tires in this year's evaluation, as rated by the magazine's editors. Consumers Digest "Best Buys in Tires" were selected based on performance, features, expected tread life and warranty. The ProContact™ was awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy label in the "All-Season Car Tires" category while the CrossContact™ LX20 was awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy stamp in the "Performance SUV/Truck Tires" category.
"We're pleased to have two tires recognized in this year's Consumers Digest 'Best Buys in Tires,'" said Travis Roffler, director of marketing. "Continental Tire's continued commitment to innovative technology and providing consumers with safer, more comfortable and affordable tires is our goal. It's an honor to be recognized for our hard work and dedication to making driving a better experience."
Consumers Digest editors found the ProContact™ with EcoPlus Technology to have, "the best grip, comfort and handling, and the least noise among models that we evaluated in this price range."
As for the CrossContact™ LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, the tire was cited as, beating the competition in its performance in dry and wet braking, comfort, handling and low noise, according to Consumers Digest.
Continental's focus on technology and providing the highest quality product for consumers led to the development of EcoPlus Technology. The popular EcoPlus Technology provides these two tires with phenomenal wet-braking capacity and year-round traction combined with increased fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions in addition to improved treadwear. It's these types of technologies that make Continental Tire a confident choice among consumers.
For more information on the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, or any of our other products, please visit us at www.continentaltire.com.
About Continental Tire
With sales of euro 30.5 billion in 2011, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 167,000 employees in 46 countries.
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