Conti Introducing M+S Steering Axle Tyre at IAA Show
Continental Truck Tyres is presenting its new HSU 1 M+S steering-axle tyre for city driving at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. The new tyre is available in size 275/75 R 22.5 148/ 145 J (152/ 148 E), and Conti reports the HSU 1 M+S complements its already introduced HSU 1 and the HSW Scandinavia tyres, and provides enhanced braking and steering safety.
The introduction of the HSU 1 M+S tyre completes Continental’s city driving tyre line-up. Joining the HSU 1, an all-season tyre for varying weather conditions and the HSW Scandinavia for extremely adverse wintry road conditions, the new tyre provides excellent traction on muddy, snow-covered roads. The newly developed tread pattern provides a wider margin of steering and braking safety than an all-season tyre tread, reports Continental.
With its alternating block structure and numerous interspersed sipes, the tread pattern increases the number of high-grip edges capable of locking into the road surface and Conti reports an improvement of traction on mud and snow by roughly 25 per cent. The HSU 1 M+S, nonetheless, is said to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride.
Despite the emphasis on safety, durability is enhanced via a sturdy carcass for premium retreadability and the tyre’s reinforced sidewalls minimises the problem created by curb chafing. The tyre’s pattern, tread compound and tread depth have all been specifically designed to provide long service in city driving whatever the weather conditions.