Conti adds new Hybrid truck tire in Europe

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Crain News Service report

HANOVER, Germany (June 30, 2014) — Continental A.G. has launched a new tire family for road freight transport.

The Conti Hybrid is slated for combined use on both regional roads and highways and can be used for heavy-duty distribution and fleet use, the company said.

The first version of the new range in 22.5-inch format to be launched is the Conti Hybrid HS3, a steer axle tread for universal use. It has a thick new tread design with a high wear volume.

In addition, its load-carrying capacity has been adapted for the heavier weight of Euro 6 trucks, according to the tire maker. The integrated visual alignment indicator makes wheel alignment errors easy to spot from the tread pattern.

As with all Continental truck tires, the new Conti Hybrid HS3 also features the patented AirKeep liner to prevent gradual loss of air pressure.

The newly developed Hybrid HS3 will be available in no fewer than eight different dimensions for heavy-duty applications in the 22.5 inch format by year-end.

This report appeared in European Rubber Journal, a UK-based sister publication of Tire Business.

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