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    How one of the most robust tyres of all time was developed
    What makes tyres for electric vehicles different from their conventional counterparts
    An interview with Anuj Jain, tyre developer at Continental responsible for the Continental CrossContact Extreme E tyre

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 28 October 2020 – Continental is a founding partner of the Extreme E race...

    Continental is a founding partner of the Extreme E race series and, from 2021, will be a premium sponsor.

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    PremiumContact 6 came out on top of an independent tyre test conducted by the German, Austrian and Swiss automobile clubs, ADAC, ÖAMTC and TCS
    Test of 225/40 R18 tyre size fitted to a VW Golf GTI, 16 tyre brands evaluated, Continental tyre earned top marks in the wet, excelled in braking and handling
    Continental SportContact 6 won two separate ultra-high performance (UHP)...

    Continental’s PremiumContact 6 and ultra-high performance (UHP) SportContact 6 tyres have once again come out on top of comprehensive and independent summer tyre tests in Europe.

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    Continental Tyre is the first manufacturer to produce a 19-inch tyre in South Africa
    Local production of the 19-inch General Grabber AT3 expands Continental Tyre SA’s presence in the replacement tyre market
    The new tyre size is ideally suited to the rapidly growing sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment, offers superb all-terrain performance

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 9...

    As one of its major milestones for 2019, Continental Tyre South Africa is now proudly producing its first 19-inch tyre at its Port Elizabeth manufacturing plant – making this the first-ever 19-inch tyre produced on South African soil.

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    “Conti C.A.R.E.” delivers technology solutions for the mobility of the future
    Electrification and connectivity of wheels and tyres enable sustainable tyre management

    Frankfurt, Germany, 12 September 2019 – At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous....

    At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system.

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    The latest BMW X5 to be fitted with General Tire Grabber AT3, delivering strong off-road grip and safe on-road handling
    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 April 2019 – The General Tire brand has been approved as original equipment (OE) fitment for the latest BMW X5. The all-terrain Grabber AT3 has been recommended in size 275/45 R20 110V XL on the Bavarian automaker’s latest X...

    The latest BMW X5 to be fitted with General Tire Grabber AT3, delivering strong off-road grip and safe on-road handling

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    Continental PremiumContact 6 wins independent summer tyre tests conducted by Auto Zeitung, AutoBild, AutoBild Allrad and AutoBild Sportscars
    SportContact 6, Continental’s super sports tyre for the ultra-high performance segment, rated best in class by sportauto

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 26 March 2019 – Continental’s latest and most advanced passenger car tyres provide...

    Continental’s latest and most advanced passenger car tyres provide unparalleled safety and performance, according to the latest independent tyre tests conducted in Germany.

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    Update: General Tire Grabber launch photos added
    General Tire unleashes all-new Grabber AT3 and X3

    Grabber AT3 succeeds award-winning Grabber AT as General Tire’s accomplished all-terrain offering
    Heavy-duty Grabber X3 builds on proven capability of previous Grabber MT
    Complements existing Grabber GT high-performance SUV tyre
    Altimax Comfort and Sport still bolstering...

    Grabber AT3 and X3 - 6 Sep 17

    General Tire, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), is building on its proven performance in the replacement 4x4 tyre segment with an exciting new range of off-road tyres: the all-terrain Grabber AT3 and the extreme-terrain Grabber X3

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    Continental PremiumContact 6 scoops two internationally renowned design prizes

    Winner of IF Design Award 2017 and red dot design award
    PremiumContact 6 is Continental’s new-generation tyre for mid-range and luxury vehicles
    Already setting the benchmark in international tyre tests

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 17 August 2017 – Continental’s exceptional new PremiumContact...

    Continental’s exceptional new PremiumContact 6 tyre for mid-range and luxury-class cars has received two internationally renowned design awards.

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    Continental PremiumContact 6 dominates international tests

    New PremiumContact 6 wins German Autobild summer tyre test
    Best performer in comparative test conducted by Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare
    Winner of test performed by Quattroruote in Italy
    PremiumContact 6 delivers exceptional braking, handling, comfort and mileage

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 06 July 2017 – The...

    The recently launched Continental PremiumContact 6 tyre range may be new to the market, but it has already shaken up its segment by dominating the latest series of independent tyre tests conducted in three European countries

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    New Continental PremiumContact 6 – a safe and comfortable tyre with sports-bred DNA

    New PremiumContact 6 successfully combines safety, comfort, sportiness and sustainability
    Continental focuses on “Safety without compromise”
    Superb balance between handling, comfort, rolling resistance and mileage at the highest level

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 7 June 2017 –...

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has launched the advanced new PremiumContact 6 tyre range in South Africa

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    Continental SportContact 6 Dominates AutoBild sportscars Tyre Test

    Ultra-high performance super sports tyre delivers balanced performance at highest level
    AutoBild journalists endorse “outstanding handling characteristics”
    Top marks for braking in the dry, as well as for wet and dry handling

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 March, 2017 – In the latest summer tyre test...

    In the latest summer tyre test staged by AutoBild sportscars magazine (issue 4/17), the Continental SportContact 6 tyre retained the first place it won last year.

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    General Tire: Exceptional tyres for SUVs and 4x4 Vehicles

    General Tire is known as the specialist for SUVs and off-roaders
    Wide range of products to meet almost all requirements

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 08 July, 2016 – General Tire, Continental's tyre brand with an American heritage, is best known for its high-performance SUV and all-terrain tyres. In line with this...

    General Tire, Continental's tyre brand with an American heritage, is best known for its high-performance SUV and all-terrain tyres. In line with this focus, and with the motto “anywhere is possible”, it offers a wide range of tyres for SUVs and all-wheel-drive vehicles, and suitable for road use as well as use off-road terrain

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    Sophisticated range of General Tire passenger car and van tyres

    Altimax Sport, Altimax Comfort and Eurovan 2: US brand offers extensive range of tyres for cars and vans
    Selection of sporty models offering high ride quality for that everyday adventure

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 06 July, 2016 – The General Tire brand offers a sophisticated range of passenger car and van...

    The General Tire brand offers a sophisticated range of passenger car and van tyres for different requirements, emphasising the brand’s American heritage as the guarantor of reliable performance across all product lines

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    Peak sports performance from new, revolutionary Continental SportContact 6

    Cutting-edge ultra-high performance tyre with revolutionary new compound, tread technology and structure
    Top performer in handling, grip and safety -- rated to 350 km/h
    Meets growing demand in 19 to 23-inch segment

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 12 May 2016 – Continental’s revolutionary...

    Continental’s revolutionary SportContact 6 is an all-new super sports tyre for the ultra-high performance (UHP) segment

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    Continental Wins Back-to-Back Summer Tyre Tests, High Risk Exposed with Cheap Tyres

    Continental ContiSportContact 5 ranked top performer in 2016 GTÜ summer tyre test against 13 competitors
    Rated “far and away the best” tyre in 14-way Autozeiting shootout
    Best in braking and handling, in both wet and dry conditions
    Tests reveal exceptionally poor results from cheap Asian...

    The Continental ContiSportContact 5, the brand’s multiple award-winning performance tyre, has dominated two back-to-back 2016 summer tyre tests in Germany.

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    General Tire passenger car tyres – for performance, safety and efficiency

    American tyre brand General Tire offers comprehensive range of advanced passenger car tyres
    Tyres specialising in sports performance, comfort, safety and low rolling resistance

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 28 April, 2015 – General Tire has an advanced range of tyres for passenger cars to deliver...

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 28 April, 2015 – General Tire has an advanced range of tyres for passenger cars to deliver the highest levels of all-round performance. The American brand, which celebrates its centenary this year, offers two models to meet different sectors of the passenger car market.

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    General Tire – the specialist in 4x4 tyres

    General Tire is a leading tyre brand for SUVs and off-roaders
    Extensive Grabber range comprising award-winning AT, heavy-duty MT and new GT

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 13 April, 2015 – Tyres for 4x4s and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are traditionally one of the focal points of the General Tire brand, which celebrates its...

    General Tire - 13 Apr 15

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 13 April, 2015 – Tyres for 4x4s and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are traditionally one of the focal points of the General Tire brand, which celebrates its centenary this year.

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    Altimax passenger car tyre range key to General Tire expansion in South Africa

    Second phase of General Tire launch focuses on passenger car tyre segment
    Altimax Comfort and Altimax Sport introduce innovative new features, exceptional all-round performance
    Extensive General Tire range covers passenger car, light truck and 4x4
    Performance, reliability, heritage and strong...

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 March, 2015 – General Tire has entered the second phase of its relaunch campaign in South Africa with the introduction of the Altimax passenger car tyre range to complement its existing line-up in the light commercial vehicle and 4x4 segments.

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    Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 among top performers in German tyre test

    Best overall in dry handling and dry braking


    Consistently strong performance across all tests


    Earns top-level “highly recommended” status

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 February, 2015 – Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 has earned top-level “highly recommended” status and posted the...

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 February, 2015 – Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 has earned top-level “highly recommended” status and posted the best results for dry handling and dry braking in an independent summer tyre test in Germany

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    Tyres with low rolling resistance for electric cars

    Special Continental tyres with up to 30 percent less rolling resistance achieve a substantial increase in range for electric cars


    Conti.eContact available in versions for electric cars and hybrids


    More approvals from automakers expected

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10 February, 2015 – Continental’s tyre...

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10 February, 2015 – Continental’s tyre portfolio includes two tyres specially designed for electric vehicles and hybrids. Both are manufactured under the Conti.eContact name, but each is geared to a specific drivetrain – electric or hybrid.

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    General Grabber AT wins second consecutive local 4x4 tyre test

    General Grabber dominates Drive Out / WegRy all-terrain tyre evaluation
    Top scorer in off-road traction and stopping power
    Second consecutive win for Grabber AT in local tyre test

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 09 December 2014 – The General Grabber AT has won a comprehensive all-terrain 4x4 tyre test...

    The General Grabber AT has won a comprehensive all-terrain 4x4 tyre test conducted by Drive Out / WegRy magazine.

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    Continental – the choice of professional cyclists

    Top-end technology for top-end athletes
    A track record of stage victories on the Tour de France
    The first choice for downhill and freeride cycling

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 09 December 2014 – Continental is well known as a leading manufacturer and supplier of tyres and vehicle technologies. Its tyre products are...

    Cyclists Choice - 9 Dec 14

    Continental is well known as a leading manufacturer and supplier of tyres and vehicle technologies. Its tyre products are proven market leaders for all types of cars, motorcycles, 4x4s and trucks., But it’s also a formidable contender in the cycling arena.

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    103 000 km on one set of General Grabbers!

    More than 100 000 km over three years on all types of terrain
    Rotation, alignment and balancing done every 10 000 km
    Emphasises importance of proper tyre care and maintenance

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 04 December 2014 – The General Tire range of tyres has a solid reputation for superb all-round performance and durability....

    The General Tire range of tyres has a solid reputation for superb all-round performance and durability. And one Cape Town driver has confirmed the brand’s exceptional longevity by clocking up an astonishing 103 000 km on a single set of Grabber 4x4 tyres.

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    Cross Country Racing Success with General Grabber MT

    General Grabber MT excels in tough racing conditions in Parys
    Multiple champions Nel and Pieterse won the race and set fastest lap time
    Exceptional braking, handling and cornering from superb Grabber MT

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 13 November 2014 – The General Grabber MT has proved its performance as one of the...

    The General Grabber MT has proved its performance as one of the best heavy-duty mud-terrain 4x4 tyres on the South African market, but it can now also boast success in the adrenaline-fuelled cross country racing scene.

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    Continental gets thumbs up from cycling media

    Multiple victories in road and MTB magazine comparative tests
    Range bolstered with several new products
    Innovative technologies at the core of Continental tyres

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 25 October 2014 – Given the long list of wins on Continental tyres by top cyclists in the various branches of cycle racing, it’s no...

    Given the long list of wins on Continental tyres by top cyclists in the various branches of cycle racing, it’s no surprise that the marque’s tyres regularly come out on top in comparison tests carried out by the cycling media.

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    General Tyre relaunches its range and brand profile in South Africa

    Relaunch strategy builds on proud legacy and consumer support in SA
    All-new passenger car tyres and expanded 4x4 line-up complement existing range
    Builds on General Tyre core values of performance, reliability and heritage, linked to strong value proposition

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 July 2014 –...

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 July 2014 – General Tyre is embarking on a bold relaunch campaign as it sets out to dramatically expand its product portfolio and increase its profile in the South African market.

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    General Grabber MT shines at Toyota Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree

    General Grabber MT shines at Toyota Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree

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    New General Grabber MT set for public launch at Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree

    New General Grabber MT set for public launch at Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree

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    General Grabber MT and AT conquer Africa’s best and worst

    General Grabber MT and AT conquer Africa’s best and worst

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