GT Radial WinterPro2 launched with Dekra certified performance enhancements

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The new GT Radial WinterPro2 is available for the 2017 winter season in 36 sizes
The new GT Radial WinterPro2 is available for the 2017 winter season in 36 sizes

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial WinterPro2, available for the 2017 winter season in the UK from exclusive PCR distributor Micheldever Tyre Services. The tyre showed wet performance gains while maintaining snow handling against its previous generation and four main competitors in independent tests by Dekra. Giti states that the tests, which were conducted early this year in Rovaniemi, Finland and Fontange, France, confirm the tyre was up to 10 per cent better in wet braking exercises and 2 per cent ahead in wet handling.

Conducted on a VW Golf TSI petrol engine on manual gearbox in size 195/65R15, Dekra purchased, fitted and tested competitor tyres, which were all presented at Essen 2016. The tests performed included braking and handling on wet and snow surfaces, with further traction testing on snow.

The GT Radial WinterPro2 is aimed at compact and medium cars and smaller SUVs. It is available for the 2017 winter season in 36 unique sizes with rims ranging from 13-17” across speed indices T, H & V, section widths from 155-215 and series sizes from 50-80.

Brian McDermott, sales and marketing director – Europe for passenger car and light truck (PCR) and country manager – UK for Giti Tire said: “The target with the WinterPro2 was to deliver a tyre that would maintain its excellent snow properties, while further improving wet grip performance.

“The competitor products were jointly selected, ensuring that we only compared the new tyre against the latest models from our peer manufacturers at the top of the mid-market.

“The independent results from Dekra confirm that our targets were fully achieved and we have created a tyre that is perfectly suited to European winter road conditions and a quality option at its price point.”

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