Petaling Jaya, 28 August 2018. The #Live2Drive team of local professionals who made an adventure of a lifetime travelling from Malaysia to Europe on classic Volkswagen (VW) vehicles using Continental tyres made it safely back to Malaysia after clocking over 52,000 kilometres of road travel.
At a press conference today on its premises in Petaling Jaya, Continental Tyre Malaysia (“CTM”) shared that the #Live2Drive team covered 30 countries over eight months and around 607 hours of driving on the road.
CTM’s Managing Director and Head of Continental’s ASEAN Region for BU PLT Replacement APAC, Cameron Wilson said, “We are delighted to welcome the #Live2Drive team back to Malaysia and are proud of how the team managed to inspire those they meet as well as their contribution to the community along the way.”
“CTM is also pleased that the robustness and durability of Continental tyres have successfully took the #Live2Drive team safely across various terrains and roads which can get rough at places. Along the way, fans who recognised the Continental brand as well as those who are keen on classic cars came along to meet and cheer the team along. This reaffirms the premise that Continental tyres are trusted the world over for quality, performance and its German Technology,” Wilson added.
One of the #Live2Drive team member, Cliften Nathaniel shared about his experience on the ride, “Driving through what was a ‘cold summer’ in summer tyres was beyond my expectations. Cold summer is like driving up really high altitudes with cold temperatures, rough hard-off roads, as well as through snow and on some parts of icy roads. Despite all that, the tyres performed fantastically and made us wanting to keep driving. I used two different sets of Continental tyres: 185/65/15 and 215/55/17 for my Kombi – apart from the comfort, they also handled well in wet conditions and allowed me more confidence when driving through the continents in a classic car.”
ComfortContact™ 6 (CC6) and UltraContact™ 6 (UC6) tyres were used throughout the journey by the #Live2Drive team who were driving three VW Combi and a VW Beetle.
For more information on Continental Tyres, please visit www.continental-tyres.com.my or visit its Official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/continental.malaysia.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 243,000 people in 60 countries.
The Tyre Division has 24 production and development locations worldwide. As one of the leading tyre manufacturers with around 54,000 employees, the division posted sales of €11.3 billion in 2017. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tyre production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in R&D, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The Tyre Division’s portfolio includes services for the tyre trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for commercial vehicle tyres.