Tire Business staff report
Charlotte, North Carolina - Continental Tire North America Inc. will add 26 sizes to its General brand Altimax Arctic winter tyre line in 2009, said Travis Roffler, the company's director of marketing.
The company announced at its just-concluded 2008 Arctic Blast ride-and-drive event in Montreal that new tyres will be available for light trucks, sport-utility vehicles and a number of crossover vehicles in 15- to 17- inch rim diameters.
The Altimax Arctic, which can be studded, features Conti's multi-angle sipe system, Reactive Contour Technology, a directional tread pattern and a dual tread compound for all-weather driving. It is currently available in 26 sizes ranging from 13- to 17-inch rim diameters and comes with a Q speed rating.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)