FORT MILL, S.C., Feb. 26, 2023 — Continental Tires has introduced its generation 5 truck tires for the original equipment and replacement market for fleets that want to optimize their total cost of ownership operation in regional applications. The new Conti HSR5, a regional all-position tire and the new Conti HDR 5, a regional drive tire, were developed over the past few years at R&D centers in Hannover, Germany and Uvalde, Texas. The tires will be available in the North American market in the last quarter of 2023.
The Conti HSR 5, with handling specifically developed for class 4 and 5 trucks, is engineered with new tread compounds that deliver improved rolling resistance and durability. The full width siping provides traction and improved handling throughout the life of the tire. The tire is available in tire size 225/70R19.5 load range G, at 16/32-inch tread depth
The Conti HDR 5 tire incorporates 3D matrix siping for improved traction and tire wear. The open shoulder grooves help deliver traction without compromising tread life, while the new tread compounds have been used with the objective of improving rolling resistance and durability. The tire is available in tire size 225/70R19.5, load range G, at 16/32-inch tread depth.
Both tires have the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) certification, are sensor-ready and can be retreaded. The Conti HSR 5 and Conti HDR 5 are replacing the Conti Hybrid HS3 and Conti Hybrid HD3 tire offerings. Some of the Generation 5 tires will have RFID capabilities enabling a fleet to know the make/model, serial number, unique identification number and size of the tire. This technology helps fleets improve tire asset management and tracking the total life cycle of the tire.
“Our Continental Generation 5 tires set a new bar in performance for our customers. When a tire is enabled with Continental digital technology such as Gen II sensor and RFID tag, the tire becomes an object for life with complete tracking for maintenance, retreading and transparency for fleet managers,” said Shaun Uys, head of US Market Truck Tires Replacement for Continental. “In fact, Ford has selected the Conti HSR 5 and HDR 5 tires in the 19.5-inch size as the OE fitments for its new 2023 Ford F450 and F550.”
Available in the United States and Canada in Q2 2023, the Conti Scandinavia HD3 is a regional drive tire for use in extreme weather conditions. The directional M+S tread pattern delivers even wear and traction in snow or mud, while the all-season compounding delivers excellent performance during any season. The tire is engineered with multiple sipe technologies including 3D siping to provide traction during winter weather conditions throughout the life of the tire. It also comes with the 3PMSF certification. The tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 size, load range H and 25/32-inch tread depth. The Continental 3G casing is designed with high-tensile-strength steel belts capable of supporting multiple retreads and has an extended 4th belt for enhanced retreadability. The tire can be sensor ready and can have RFID capabilities. A matching retread - the ContiTread Scandinavia HD3 – is available now for a complete cradle-to-grave tire offering.
These tires come with Continental’s Limited Warranty Adjustment Policy. This includes coverage against defects in workmanship and materials for 7 years or 3 retreads from the date of manufacture when retreaded by an authorized dealer.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4 billion and currently employs more than 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.
The Tires group sector has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 57,000 employees and posted sales of €11.8 billion in 2021 in this group sector. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective, and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the tire business includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.
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