The Continental CrossContact ATR are tyres designed for SUVs used on both asphalt roads as well as off-road tracks. The manufacturer declares that the model is in 70% adapted to driving on asphalt, with the remaining 30% contributing to the improvement of the off-road driving experience. The Continental CrossContact ATR are premium tyres that feature a symmetrical tread pattern that performs best on different kinds of surfaces.
The manufacture process of these tyres involves the use of a technologically advanced silica rubber compound. This, together with a special tread pattern siping, provides excellent handling on wet roads. In adverse weather conditions the car will not lose contact with the road surface and its short braking distance will be maintained.
The owners of SUVs expect from their tyres not only safety, but also high driving comfort. The layout of the blocks and grooves in the tread perfectly absorbs vibrationsfor reduced noise levels.
Another feature that improves off-road handling is a special ‘grip tooth’ between the grooves and an open tread design with a large number of sipes. This makes for additional traction on loose surfaces (mud, sand, gravel, etc.). When travelling over more uneven, stony tracks the tyre design ensures strong resistance to cuts and other damage and rapid removal of stones from the grooves. As a result, it offers high mileage even when regularly used off-road.
It is good to compare this model with other 4x4 tyres offered by Continental. This is the key to correct matching to your driving style. This model, as already mentioned, is in 70% adapted for driving on asphalt, and in 30% for off-road use. In the case of the ContiCrossContact AT this ratio is 50/50, for the ContiCrossContact LX 2 80/20, and for the PremiumContact 6 it is 100/0 (the last being a typical asphalt tyre).
Information on the manufacturer:
Continental is a German manufacturer of tyres having over 100 years of experience in the industry. The brand’s tyres regularly win awards in tests carried out by the leading organisations and motoring magazines. They are also factory-mounted in top-brand cars.