New Kia Niro Comes Factory-Fitted with Premium Tyres from Continental


Continental is supplying the EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6 and ProContact RX for both the fully electric Kia Niro.

Kia Niro Factory-Fitted With Continental Tyres

Continental is supplying its EcoContact 6 Q, PremiumContact 6, and ProContact RX premium tyres directly to the factory. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the fully electric Niro model variant is being factory-fitted with 17″ EcoContact 6 Q tyres. The HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) and PHEV (plug-in hybrid) versions are rolling ex works on 18″ tyres from the PremiumContact 6 line. Customers in the USA and Korea can choose the 18″ ProContact RX as all-season tyres for their new HEV or PHEV.

The EcoContact 6 Q is characterised not only by its outstanding energy efficiency and service life, but also its superior handling and brake performance. The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface, ensuring a longer tyre life. The specially developed rubber compound minimises friction when the tyre is in contact with the road surface, which means that the tyre absorbs less energy and, in turn, rolling resistance is reduced. With the modified blocks, sipes and lateral grooves, the EcoContact 6 Q is also noise-optimised.

The PremiumContact 6 offers exceptional safety and comfort. The special rubber compound in the tread, which is crucial for the tyre’s grip, ensures outstanding safety and wet braking characteristics. The tyre design provides high cornering stability and ensures high lateral force transmission. The special design featuring circumferential grooves allows for a rapid response in terms of handling and steering precision on wet and dry roads. The ProContact RX is an all-season touring tyre with particular focus on traction and brake performance on both wet and dry roads. The precise steering response enables excellent handling.

Continental also offers a wide range of additional summer, winter and all-season tyres in many countries of the world. Continental is further strengthening its position as a supplier of tyres for fully electric vehicles.

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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