FORT MILL, S.C. Continental, one of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, has renamed its long haul tire for improved clarity. The new nomenclature is descriptive and easy to use, ensuring that tire dealers and fleets are able to pinpoint the tire’s application and usage at a glance.
The new name spells out the vehicle classification, axle configuration, and application for which the tire was designed. The Conti HSL 3 is a heavy truck tire, designed for Steer and all-position use, in Long Haul and super-regional applications.
While it meets Smartway requirements, it is differentiated from the Conti EcoPlus HS3, Continental’s most fuel-efficient Long Haul steer tire, by its flexibility for Regional use. The Conti HSL 3 provides smooth, even tread wear, long removal mileage, and low rolling resistance. The Fuel Saving Edge technology is designed to increase application flexibility, making this an ideal tire for super-regional applications, such as hub-and-spoke freight distribution.
The tire is available in the following sizes: 11R22.5 Load Ranges G and H, and 295/75R22.5 Load Ranges G and H. It is available under the new name, Conti HSL 3, starting in July, with all sizes expected to be available by August. The former name of the tire was Conti Hybrid HS3.
One of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, Continental develops pioneering technologies to make fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost.
The Tire division has 24 production and development locations worldwide. As one of the leading tire manufacturers with around 56,000 employees, the division posted sales of €11.4 billion in 2018. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in R&D, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The Tire division’s portfolio includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for commercial vehicle tires.