Continental reschedules the launch of WinterContact TS 870 for 2021

Presented in the beginning of this year, the European-type friction model Continental WinterContact TS 870 was to have appeared on the market on the threshold of the winter season 2020/2021. However, the COVID-19 outbreak altered everybody’s plans, and the tire maker decided to reschedule the launch of the new model for the next year.

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Continental WinterContact TS 870

Comfort Price/Quality Dry Performance Wet Performance
  • Year Released: 2020
  • Regions for sale: Europe, Russia+
Continental WinterContact TS 870

The main reason for the delayed start of the sales of the WinterContact TS 870 friction tires is the pandemic-induced temporary shutdown of the European Continental plants, which led to a decrease in the production capacity. The technical expert of tiresvote.com also notes that in this situation the stocks of Continental AG plummeted down in March 2020, slashing the company’s capitalization by half.

The price of Continental AG stocks. Source: Yahoo! Finance
The price of Continental AG stocks. Source: Yahoo! Finance

Continental emphasizes that the owners of compact and midsize cars satisfy their needs by turning to the time-tested model Continental WinterContact TS 860, which will still be available the next winter.

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Continental WinterContact TS 860

Wet Performance Price/Quality Handling Comfort Snow/Ice Performance Dry Performance Treadwear
  • This tire has been replaced by Continental / WinterContact TS 870
  • This tire replaced Continental / ContiWinterContact TS 850
  • This tire has run-flat model:
  • Available Sizes in Line: 78
  • Original Equipment (OE) tires for:
    • • Mercedes-Benz A-Class Br177 [2018 .. 2023]
    • • BMW 1 Series III (F40) [2019 .. 2023]
    • • Skoda Octavia Mk3 A7 (5E) Facelift [2017 .. 2020]
    • • Hyundai ix20 JC Facelift [2015 .. 2020]
    • • Hyundai i30 III (PD) [2017 .. 2020]
    • • Hyundai Ioniq AE [2016 .. 2021]
    • • Ford Ka+ I [2016 .. 2018]
    • • Ford Ka+ Active [2018 .. 2020]
    • • Ford Fiesta VII [2017 .. 2023]
    • • Ford Puma II (J2K) [2019 .. 2023]
  • Recommended Tire by Tests
  • Year Released: 2016
  • Regions for sale: Europe, Russia+, South Korea
Continental WinterContact TS 860

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