Hanover, Birmingham – April 14, 2015. The new Conti Hybrid tyre range sets new standards in regional distribution traffic. This brand new tyre design has been especially developed to be suitable for use on both regional roads and motorways and is German premium tyre manufacturer Continental's response to the increasing volume of distribution transport. This tyre family is characterised by greatly improved tyre life and outstanding fuel efficiency, guaranteeing fleet operators sustainable cost optimisation and supporting them in making their fleets as economical as possible. The tyres in the Conti Hybrid family are precisely matched to each other and specifically designed for regional transport with use on motorways.
Following the launch of the new steer-axle tyre Conti Hybrid HS3 in the second half of 2014, the drive-axle tyres Conti Hybrid HD3 and the 22.5" trailer tyre Conti Hybrid HT3 now complete this entirely new generation of tyres designed to meet the heavy demands of regional and distribution transport.
The Conti Hybrid tyre family has been especially developed for combined use on regional roads and motorways and offers up to 20% longer service life and 6% better fuel economy.
Conti Hybrid HS3 - maximum service life with reduced fuel consumption
A new tread design with high wear volume, “Plus Volume Pattern” has been developed for the steer-axle tyre, Conti Hybrid HS3, offering a 17% improvement in service life. In addition, the optimised positioning of the tread material has reduced rolling resistance.
High levels of safety, excellent performance in wet weather throughout the entire life of the tyre and consistently excellent braking properties make the new Conti Hybrid HS3 the perfect universal tyre.
The Conti Hybrid HS3 features both the Mud + Snow (M+S) label and the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) Symbol.
Conti Hybrid HD3 – optimum grip, mile after mile
The new drive axle tyre Conti Hybrid HD3 offers an impressive 20% increase in service life over its predecessor. This improvement is mainly down to the new block design, which incorporates integrated sipes in a 3D geometry. These sipes, which extend to almost two thirds of the total tread depth, provide higher block stability and therefore greatly improved wear behavior. In addition, and in their role as biting edges, these sipes ensure especially good traction throughout the entire life of the Conti Hybrid HD3, including when accelerating and braking in the wet.
Newly developed rubber compounds are used in both the tread and in the sidewall of the Conti Hybrid HD3. The new polymer rubber compound used for the tread is specially designed to increase service life and the optimised rubber compound used for the sidewalls improves the fuel efficiency of this drive axle tyre.
The Conti Hybrid HD3 features both the Mud + Snow (M+S) label and the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) symbol.
Conti Hybrid HT3 – special compound for service life, fuel efficiency and wet grip performance
The Conti Hybrid HT3 rounds off the new tyre line. The rubber compounds used in this tyre have been especially developed for trailer tyres and boast major savings over the tried-and-tested predecessor. One example is the newly developed tread compound, which further increases the service life of the Conti Hybrid HT3 by 8%. In addition, the new compound improves the grip of the tyre, receiving the EU label value "B" for its performance in the wet. The Conti Hybrid HT3 has also been awarded the EU label value "B" in the category of fuel efficiency. A 6% improvement in fuel consumption was achieved through an optimal combination of rubber compound in the tread and sidewall and optimised tread groove geometry. The trailer tyre Conti Hybrid HT3 also features the M+S symbol.
The retreadability of all 3rd generation Conti Hybrid tyres has been improved as well. The new "5+1" cord raises the performance of the renowned 4-layer triangular-belt package to a new level. Long-term economy through the ContiLifeCycle concept is further reinforced by the introduction of regrooving indicators on all three tyres.