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Continental lands tire contract with Ford


Staff Report
Published Nov. 27, 2012

Ford has awarded Fort Mill-based Continental Tire a contract to supply the original equipment fitment — tire and wheel — for the 2013 Fusion Titanium.

The tire manufacturer will provide its ContiProContact model 235/40R19 96V for the fuel-efficient Ford midsize family sedan.

The ContiProContact is Continental’s premium touring all-season tire designed for performance with comfort, mileage and enhanced braking capacity, the tire maker said.

The tire is also available as a replacement model in a variety of sizes.

Other features of the tire include:

  • Multidirectional grip and low noise with alternating convex and concave sipe design.
  • Secure cornering and performance in wet conditions with special shoulder groove geometry.
  • Improved steering precision and dry performance from interlocking tread sipes.
  • Improved fuel economy through use of silica compound that lowers rolling resistance.

Previous coverage

Continental completes Fort Mill headquarters expansion
Baartman to lead Continental Tire plant
Continental hiring for Sumter tire plant

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