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Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia SdnBhd (CTM) officially launched its Generation 3 truck tyres; the Conti Hybrid HS3, Conti Hybrid HT3 and ContiUrban HA3. Each tyre is said to be individually designed to suit different axles and developed with the unique Asian road conditions in mind.
“Continental’s new Generation 3 represents a milestone in the premium segment of commercial vehicle tyres. With an impressive 20 per cent increase in mileage performance and up to 6 per cent improved fuel efficiency, the new Conti Hybrid 22.5 sets the standard for cost effectiveness in the truck tyre industry. In addition, Generation 3 truck tyres come with the C3 Conti Casing Warranty, which is a steadfast commitment to the quality Continental provides in its products,” said Cameron Wilson, Managing Director of Continental Tyre Malaysia.
The Conti Hybrid HS3 is a steer axle tyre that features improved casing and greater steel cord strength for better retreadability. The new and straight outer grooves also provide precise steering feedback while the stone ejection feature and heat endurance are improved from the previous generation tyre. This tyre is seen as suitable for regional roads and major motor ways on vehicles such as container hauliers, auto carriers, hazmat tankers, general and container cargos as well as refridgerated goods carriers.
Designed for the trailer axle, the new Conti Hybrid HT3 has an improved tread pattern for optimum even wear. This tyre has a high value casing for premium retreadability and multiple tyre lives. It is suitable for the same application and vehicles as the Conti Hybrid HS3. The newly introduced retreading indicators in the tread profile make it easier to identify when to send it for retreading.
Meanwhile, the ContiUrban HA3 is designed to ‘master’ the complex environment of today’s city buses such as narrow streets, curbs and stop-and-go traffic. With the new dedicated urban tread compound and greater tread width, the ContiUrban HA3 delivers up to 25 per cent more mileage and 2 per cent better fuel consumption compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, its wider tread ribs, high-density interlocking sipes and enhanced wet braking performance are said to give drivers better cornering stability under varying weather conditions and passengers a smoother and safer ride.
Also introduced during the launch ceremony was the HDR2+, which is designed for regional and long-distance application, catering specially for the goods segment. With its advanced tread design and specialised wear resistant compound, the HDR2+ drive axle tyre delivers 25 per cent more mileage compared to its predecessor HDR1.
Continental says these Generation 3 products are offered in the popular sizes used in the respective segments. The Conti Hybrid HS3 steer axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5 while the Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer axle tyre is available in 11R22.5. The ContiUrban HA3 all-axle fitment tyre is available in 275/70R22.5 and 11R22.5, and the HDR2+ drive axle tyre is available in 11R22.5, 295/80R22.5 and 315/80R22.5 sizes.
These tyres are manufactured in Continental‘s high-tech plant in PJ and are available at CTM dealerships nationwide – BestDrive, Continental, Dunlop Klinikar, Viking Stores. They are also available via direct sales to fleets.
Officiating the Generation 3 launch event at Alof Kuala Lumpur Sentralwas Wilson and Patrick Haarmann, Head of Business Region Asia Pacific Truck Tires, Business Unit CVT.
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