Giti Tire has launched 13 new sizes of its popular GT Radial 4Seasons tyre, further improving market coverage across passenger car and SUV segments.
Originally launched in May 2018 at Tire Cologne, the passenger car portfolio has increased by eight sizes to stand at 28, and now covers 26 of the 30 of the most in-demand sizes in Europe.
The SUV-marked derivative, which is used to highlight specific SUV models, has been boosted by five sizes and in total offers eight options.
Unique sizes now include 13 of the top 20 SUV size combinations in Europe, which equates to 70% of market demand.
The offering for city and compact cars has been improved with two additional 14” sizes, and the important 215/60R16 has been added for small compact utility vehicles such as the Audi Q2, Fiat 500X and Volkswagen Group Ateca, Karoq and T-roc.
A small 17” for compact sportscars like the Fiesta ST or Mini arrives, as well as several 17”and 18” for larger midrange vehicles like the VW Passat, CUVs including the Ford Puma and Nissan Juke, and the larger SUVs like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi Q3, Land Rover Evoque and the Volvo XC60 and XC90.
The introduction of the number one European UHP size, 225/40R18 offers a GT Radial all-season option for the VW Golf GTI and similar.
Fabio Pecci-Boriani, Senior Product Manager PCR, SUV, Light Truck for Giti Tire (Europe), said: “With 13 new sizes of the GT Radial 4Seasons tyre we have listened to our customers’ demands for more comprehensive coverage in the strategic all-season segment.
“Since its launch we have seen strong demand across Europe from both dealers and motorists, and this is an important step in ensuring we remain hugely competitive in the mid-market segment.”
Key design features of the GT Radial 4Seasons includes dual ultra-wide grooves to deliver fast water evacuation, resistance to aquaplaning and short braking distances on wet surfaces.
The latest compound ensures consistent grip across wide range of temperatures and long lasting mileage potential, while multiple deep sipes provides excellent grip on snow and ice surfaces for firm accelerations and short stopping distances.
The tyre carries the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol to indicate good year-round performance.
The advancements have resulted in an B in wet grip across the entire range, and C-D in rolling resistance.
The GT Radial 4Seasons 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 Finland, Germany and Spain.
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