Latest GT Radial releases on show at IAA
So far GT Radial has launched 12 new tyres in 2012, and intends to introduce a further ten before the end of the year. Two of the tyre maker’s latest products are on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show this week – the GAR820 steer axle tyre and GDL617 drive axle pattern.
The GAR820 steer axle pattern is initially available in size 215/75R17.5, with four additional 17.5 segment sizes – 205/75R17.5, 225/75R17.5, 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5 – due for a 2013 launch. GT Radial says the M+S marked GAR820 has been designed to respond to the fast development of modern medium sized trucks increased requirements for comfort, reduced noise, wet and dry handling and excellent wear out performances.
The GDL617 drive axle pattern is initially available in two sizes, 315/80R22.5 and 315/60R22.5, and the tyre maker confirms that 315/70R22.5, 295/60R22.5 and 295/80R22.5 sizes are currently in development. The new generation long haul, high mileage M+S marked tyre features a non-directional and compact tread design with multi sipe arrangement. The product is designed with the latest cool running compound technology to provide extended mileage and regular wear combined with excellent traction in both dry and wet conditions.
Other new products on show at the IAA include the GSR220 steer axle pattern, GDR619 regional drive pattern for modern medium sized trucks, GDR621 regional winter drive tyre and GTL925, a long haul trailer tyre for high cube trailers.
“All of our products are the result of the company’s advanced testing and evaluation programme which always has over 1,000 tyres on field test across Europe,” commented Peter Foulkes, marketing director Europe – Commercial Tires at GiTi Tire. “Research, development and meeting the needs of each European market are paramount concerns, and alongside this year’s launches we have a very comprehensive product stream coming through in 2013 and 2014.”