Seeing the increasing trend in last-mile deliveries, Continental just released a commercial tire specifically geared toward Sprinter-style delivery vans
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Seeing the increasing trend in last-mile deliveries, Continental just released a commercial tire specifically geared toward Sprinter-style delivery vans

Photo courtesy of Continental

Tire manufacturer Continental expanded its commercial light truck tire portfolio with the new 16-inch Conti LAR 3. The all-position tire is aimed for the high scrub conditions faced by regional delivery drivers, and provides industry-leading miles to removal, with up to 32% mileage improvement over similar tires, according to the company.

The Conti LAR 3 is designed to withstand the rigors of regional routes and speeds of more than 90 mph under max load. In addition, its all-steel radial casing is optimized for retreadability, helping fleets discover their lowest overall driving cost.

Other features of the Conti LAR 3 include cut-and-chip resistant tread compounds to withstand high scrub conditions, enhanced handling with a pattern engineered to minimize stone retention and maximize wet traction, and increased fuel efficiency. The 10-ply radial provides increased load carrying capacity and puncture resistance and its all-steel construction delivers increased retreadability.

The Conti LAR 3 is available in three sizes: LT225/75R16, LT235/85R16, and LT245/75R16.