Continental Tire the Americas launched a new line of commercial vehicle tires for 2016 branded AMERI*STEEL by General Tire. “This new line of both long haul and regional products pays homage to past General Tire commercial truck tires and includes drive and steer tires that combine competitive affordability with trusted reliability of the Continental and General Tire brands,” the company said.
“We’re very excited to offer a line of products for our customers who want a balance of both affordability and performance to suit their needs,” said Alex Chmiel, marketing director for commercial vehicles tires for Continental. “We recognize the market need for this level of product, and we’ve stepped up to make a high-quality line that will be produced locally here in the USA.”
The AMERI*STEEL S380A long-haul steer tire features a decoupler groove that extends tread life and offers consistent performance in over the road applications, the company noted. In addition, the AMERI*STEEL D460 long haul/regional drive tire offers “flexible, long lasting performance and reliability,” the company added.
The regional tires in this line include the AMERI*STEEL S360 all-position design offering robust performance and competitive abrasion resistance. The AMERI*STEEL D450 drive tire design delivers traction for those customers needing an open shoulder design.