GT Radial FE2 Portfolio Boosted by 32 Additional Sizes

The GT Radial FE2 high performance tyre range has been boosted by an additional 32 passenger car and SUV sizes, and now comprises 48 unique sizes in total.

The launch means the tyre is now available from as small as 165/70R14 for city cars, up to 225/55R18 for widely popular CUV and compact SUV vehicles.

Together with the GT Radial FE1 City, the products now cover 80% of standard and high performance demand around Europe.

Launched in March 2021, the key targets for the GT Radial FE2 were to deliver a green and energy efficient tyre which remained quiet and comfortable, all while building on wet and dry performance.

In its own in-house tests the tyre registered a 15% improvement in wet braking, 12% upgrade in wet handling and a 7% increase in aquaplaning resistance against the original GT Radial Champiro FE1 pattern. It will also deliver around 5% more mileage.

The advancements resulted in an A in wet grip across the entire range and B-D in rolling resistance for passenger car and SUV sizes, grades which are still maintained across the extended portfolio.

Fabio Pecci-Boriani, Senior Product Manager PCR, SUV, Light Truck for Giti Tire (Europe), said: “Since its launch the GT Radial FE2 has been well received by independent tyre dealers across Europe, and the 32 additional sizes will open further sales opportunities across a large number of vehicles.”

The GT Radial FE2 was designed and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany, with testing at the company’s MIRA facility in the UK as well as key locations in Germany and Spain.