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Continental launches new 3PMSF regional tires for wintry conditions

With the new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR (Winter Regional), Continental is launching a new truck trailer regional tire developed to meet the requirements in wintry conditions. The new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR is available in size 385/65 R 22.5 and impresses both in terms of traction and robustness, outstanding fuel efficiency, and high mileage in both regional and long-distance transport. The tire bears the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Tires with this certification must pass a standard practical test defined by UN regulation 117 and exhibit suitability for winter use on snowclad roads in a braking and traction comparison test. The company’s strategy focuses on trailer tires designed for regional use. The Conti Hybrid HT3 WR belongs to a series of new trailer tires developed as a special extension to the proven Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer range to meet the requirements of a number of markets within Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The tires, namely the Conti Hybrid HT3 SR (Severe Regional) for 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" (High Load). The "HL" marking replaces the previous designation "XL" and stands for a higher load index (LI) – equal to 164 - meaning 5 tons per tire. In accordance with the EU tire label values, the Conti Hybrid HT3 WR got a "C" in terms of fuel efficiency and has two sound waves indicating the tire noise level. The Conti Hybrid HT3 HL earned a "B" in terms of fuel efficiency and has one sound wave. Both tires are rated "B" for wet grip.

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