Continental Launches New Regional Trailer Tyre for Wintry Conditions


With the new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR (Winter Regional), Continental is launching a new regional tyre specially developed for truck trailers to meet the requirements in wintry conditions.

Conti Hybrid HT3 WR Arrives to Market


The new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is available in size 385/65 R 22.5 and performs well both in terms of traction and robustness, delivering good fuel efficiency, and high mileage in both regional and long-distance transport. The tyre bears the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Tyres with this certification must pass a standard practical test defined by UN regulation 117 and exhibit suitability for winter use on snowy roads in a braking and traction comparison test.

The Conti Hybrid HT3 WR belongs to a series of new trailer tyres which Continental has developed as special extensions to the proven Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tyre range to meet the particular requirements of the various markets within Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The tyres, namely the Conti Hybrid HT3 SR (Severe Regional) for the countries in Southern and Western Europe and South Africa and the Conti Hybrid HT3 ED (Extra Duty) for Turkey and North Africa will be launched this year.

Moreover, the 385/65 R 22.5 HTR2 XL is currently also being relaunched as the 385/65 R 22.5 Conti Hybrid HT3 HL (High Load) and will feature a new pictogram with the letters "HL" and a weight with the inscription "High Load". Furthermore, the suffix "HL" replaces the previous designation "XL" and stands for a higher load index (LI) of 164, meaning 5 tons per tyre.

In accordance with the EU tire label values, the Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is rated "C" in terms of fuel efficiency and has two sound waves indicating the tire noise level. The Conti Hybrid HT3 HL is rated "B" in terms of fuel efficiency and has one sound wave. Both tyres are rated "B" for wet grip.
"We want to offer our customers the right tyres to meet the needs of their individual applications and mission profiles," explains Benjamin Bartsch, Product Manager & Field Specialist for Truck Tyres in Continental’s business region Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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