Land Rover Defender to be Factory-Equipped with Continental


All Land Rover Defender models, including the plug-in hybrid, are now equipped ex-works with Continental’s 19 and 22-inch CrossContact RX crossover tyres.

Continental's New CrossContact RX as Original Equipment Tyres 

This line of tyres was explicitly developed for crossover and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and features a performance profile that is both sporty and suitable for off-road use. The CrossContact RX also has outstanding handling characteristics. The traction performance in wet conditions and the short braking distance during braking manoeuvres on wet roads ensure a high degree of driving safety. The tyre’s uniform sipe arrangement also reduces rolling noise on the road, and the design of the tyre sidewall enables a precise steering response.

The unique tread pattern and reinforced sidewall protect the tyres effectively from damage caused by stone chips. With a limited production run of 300, the vehicles were exclusively fitted with 22-inch CrossContact RX tyres by Continental. The CrossContact RX is available for the Land Rover Defender as an original equipment tyre and from dealers in numerous countries.

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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