FORT MILL, S.C. – November 2, 2023. Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, is introducing to its truck tire portfolio new 19.5-inch rim-size drive and steer tires developed with the needs of Class 4 and 5 vehicles in mind.
The Conti HSR 5 and Conti HDR 5 tires were developed in Fort Mill, SC, produced in the Mount Vernon, IL plant facility, and tested in the company’s Proving Grounds in Uvalde, TX.
Designed specifically for class 4 and 5 vehicles these tires should fit a variety of vehicles and meet the needs of different vocations. Most commonly the Class 4 and 5 vehicle market consists of ambulances, large recreational trucks, utilities, and last-mile delivery vehicles.
Considering many of the Class 4 and 5 vehicles travel both on highways and urban roads in all types of climates, a tire that can fit these various terrains is needed. The Conti HSR 5 and Conti HDR 5 were designed with those factors in mind.
Both tires are for regional applications and deliver improved rolling resistance and durability. They are Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certified (3PMSF) and have been selected by Ford in the 19.5-inch size as the OE fitments for its new 2024 Ford F450 and F550.
The Conti HSR 5 is a regional, all-position tire that has full-width siping for improved traction and handling during the life of the tire.
The Conti HDR 5 is a regional drive tire with a new open shoulder tread pattern. It also features 3D-matrix siping for improved traction and wear over the life of the tire. It is available in tire size 225/70R19.5, load range G, at a 16/32-inch tread depth.