HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. has obtained a number of OEM approvals from automotive manufacturers for the ContiSportContact 5 and 5 P models, the ContiPremiumContact 5, and the ContiEcoContact 5, the company said.
General Motors, Hyundai, Jaguar, Renault and Volkswagen are now fitting Continental passenger and light truck tires.
Conti said GM is fitting the ContiProContact, developed for the American market, in 19 inches on the Chevrolet Malibu while Hyundai is using the ContiMaxContact MC 5, developed for Asia, in 17 inches on the Tucson.
Jaguar has fitted XE with the ContiSportContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5 in 17 and 18 inches; Renault is using the ContiEcoContact 5 in 17 inches for the Clio Captur, and Volkswagen has opted to fit the ContiPremiumContact 5 in 16 and 17 inches on the Touran.
According to Conti, it is now supplying automotive manufacturers with tires in rim diameters of up to 23 inches.