UVALDE, Texas — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.'s General Tire brand has upgraded its G-MAX all-season UHP tire line and is introducing a heavy-duty all-season tire for the rapidly growing commercial light truck and van sector.
General Tire is introducing both products — the G-Max AS-05 and Grabber HD — to customers, dealers and the media at a series of “drive-and-learn” over the coming six weeks at Conti's 5,000-acre tire proving grounds near Uvalde.
The Grabber HD is a new product category for the Fort Mill, S.C.-based company, and is created for the new generation of commercial vans — the Chevrolet Express, Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Nissan NV/NV200, Ram ProMaster, etc. It is designed to deliver long, even tread life as well as durability, confident traction and handling.
General said the tire features: Duragen casing technology for durability and a flatter footprint for longer wear; and sidewall curb guards to help protect the tire from potential sidewall abrasions.