The new GitiWinterW2 has reached the aftermarket, delivering improved dry dynamics, wet braking and aquaplaning resistance all while maintaining the original tyre’s excellent snow and ice grip and traction.
Initially available in 13 passenger car and SUV sizes, 10 of which represent the most popular in the European market, rims range from 15”-19″, section widths from 175-255, series sizes from 40-65 and speed indices range from T-V. More sizes will be introduced in 2022 to complete the product offer.
Target vehicles range from small and medium cars such as the VW Polo or VW Golf up to premium limousines such as the Mercedes C Class. CUV and SUV sizes are designed to be fitted on popular models like the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan.
In comparison tests against the GitiWinterW1, the GitiWinterW2 improved aquaplaning resistance by 30%, wet braking by 14%, dry handling by 10% and dry braking by 8%.
This was achieved while preserving the original’s high level of snow and ice performance, fuel efficiency and a quiet dB reading.
Designed using AdvanZtech, the Giti Tire’s globally-integrated, company-wide R&D system, the manufacturer’s key target for the tyre were a quiet and comfortable ride, safety without worry and precise control.
Key product design features include a redesigned direction tread pattern to optimise dry, wet and snow performance and an advanced tread compound with new functional polymer to improve grip.
An updated shoulder block with advanced tie-bar design improves control and an optimised pitch ratio delivers quietness and comfort.
As is mandatory, every tyre in the range carries the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
“No matter what your driving style, the GitiWinterW2 will deliver a great driving performance in all winter conditions,” said Fabio Pecci-Boriani, Senior Product Manager PCR, SUV, Light Truck for Giti Tire (Europe). “To be able to maintain the original tyre’s excellent snow and ice performance while substantially improving all other dry and wet characteristics is nothing short of remarkable.
“Our tests show a level of driving performance which in most aspects are close, and in some areas surpass, those of the top-tier manufacturers all while keeping our competitive mid-market price point.
“The second generation of Giti passenger car and SUV patterns, including the GitiWinterW2, the summer premium performance GitiSportS2 UHP, the high-performance GitiSynergyH2 and the low rolling resistance GitiSynergyE2 now form the basis of a fantastic portfolio. Dealers and drivers can all benefit from this amazing brand.”
The GitiWinterW2 was designed 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 Finland.
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