AA-Rated GitiSynergyH2 Selected in Second Size for VW Caddy 5 OE Fitment

The GitiSynergyH2, Giti Tire’s first AA-rated EU label tyre for OE fitments, has been selected in a second size for the VW Caddy 5.

With immediate effect 205/60R16 XL 96H joins 215/55R17 XL 98H on the production line of one of the best-selling commercial vehicles in Europe.

The core characteristics of the GitiSynergyH2are safety without worry, green and energy efficient and precise control.

Martin Wells, Director OEM Europe at Giti Tire, said: “Our excellent relationship with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is going from strength-to-strength, as witnessed by two VW Caddy 5 OE fitments and the VW Crafter (GitiVanHD1 205/70 R17 C115/113R).”

The GitiSynergyH2will replace the GitiSynergyE1and GitiPremiumH1, both of which were part of the original Giti brand launch into Europe in 2016. The aftermarket model will be available from March 2021.

The tyrewasdesigned and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, with testing at the company’s MIRA facility in the UK as well as key locations in Germany and Spain.

It is the first European tyre which utilises the AdvanZtech technology platform, the manufacturer’s globally-integrated, company-wide R&D system which boosts the sharing and utilisation of specialised and advanced technology to create tyres which enhance the overall driving experience.

The results are a completely new developed tread compound which delivers significant improvements in wet and dry safety while the new pattern layout provides precise and stable handling behaviour and a tangible improvement in aquaplaning resistance.

The mileage potential, dependent upon driving characteristics, could be improved by almost 20% while the new lightweight carcass delivers low rolling resistance which improves fuel efficiency.