Published on August 7th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair1
Continental Tyre Malaysia Launches New Generation 3 Truck Tyres
Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTM) today officially launched its Generation 3 truck tyres; the Conti Hybrid HS3, the Conti Hybrid HT3 and the ContiUrban HA3, each individually designed to suit different axles and developed with the unique Asian road conditions in mind. Continental took the opportunity to evaluate feedback from the markets and develop tyres that meet Asian customer needs. With Continental’s innovative and improved technical features, the new Conti Hybrid tyre line offers higher mileage performance and fuel efficiency for maximum volume transport.
The Conti Hybrid HS3, which is a steer axle tyre 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 have been improved from the previous generation tyre. This tyre is suitable for regional roads and major motorways on vehicles such as container hauliers, auto carriers, hazmat tankers, general and container cargos as well as for refrigerated 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.
Officiating the Generation 3 launch event at Alof Kuala Lumpur Sentral was Mr. Cameron Wilson, Managing Director of CTM and Mr. Patrick Haarmann, Head of Business Region Asia Pacific Truck Tires, Business Unit CVT.
The Conti Urban 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 20 % more mileage and 2 % better fuel consumption compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, its wider tread ribs, high-density interlocking sipes, and enhanced wet braking performance, give drivers better cornering stability under varying weather conditions and passengers a smoother and safer ride.
During the launching ceremony of Continental’s Generation 3, CTM also introduced the HDR2+, designed for regional and long-distance application, catering especially for goods segment. Thanks to its advanced tread design and the specialised wear resistant compound, the HDR2+ drive axle tyre delivers 25% more mileage compared to its predecessor the HDR1.
Continental is offering these Generation 3 products in all popular sizes used in these segments. The Conti Hybrid HS3 steer axle tyre is available in the size of 295/80R22.5 while the Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer axle tyre is available in size of 11R22.5. Besides, the ContiUrban HA3 all-axle fitment tyre is available in sizes of 275/70R22.5 and 11R22.5, and the HDR2+ drive axle tyre is available in sizes of 11R22.5, 295/80R22.5 and 315/80R22.5. These tyres are manufactured in Continental’s high-tech plant in PJ and are now available at CTM dealerships nationwide – BestDrive, Continental, Dunlop Klinikar, Viking Stores and are available via direct sales to fleets.