HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. has launched the Conti Hybrid HT3 WR (winter regional) trailer tire for wintry conditions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The tire is part of new "trailer strategy" for robust trailer tires focused on different requirements in EMEA. It features a higher load index with new pictograms on the sidewall.
The Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is available in size 385/65 R 22.5 and is designed for better traction, fuel efficiency and high mileage in both regional and long-distance transport, according to the company. The tire bears the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.
The Conti Hybrid HT3 WR belongs to a series of new trailer tires which Continental has developed as special extensions to the Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tire range to meet the particular requirements of the various markets within EMEA.
The tires, namely the Conti Hybrid HT3 SR (severe regional) for the countries in Southern and Western Europe and South Africa and the Conti Hybrid HT3 ED (extra duty) for Turkey and North Africa, will be launched this year, according to the company.
The company noted the 385/65 R 22.5 HTR2 XL is being relaunched as the 385/65 R 22.5 Conti Hybrid HT3 HL (high load) and will feature a new pictogram with the letters "HL" and a weight with the inscription "High Load." The suffix "HL" replaces the previous designation "XL" and stands for a higher load index of 164, meaning 5 tons per tire, the company said.
In accordance with the EU tire label values, the Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is rated "C" in terms of fuel efficiency and has two sound waves indicating the tire noise level. The Conti Hybrid HT3 HL is rated "B" in terms of fuel efficiency and has one sound wave. Both tires are rated "B" for wet grip.
"We want to offer our customers the right tires to meet the needs of their individual applications and mission profiles," said Benjamin Bartsch, product manager and field specialist for truck tires in Continental's business region EMEA.