GT Radial extends regional truck portfolio
GT Radial has added two new sizes to its GAR820 regional all-position pattern tyre, increasing its medium sized truck portfolio. Initially available in 215/75R17.5, the brand has added 205/75R17.5 and 225/75R17.5. Two more sizes, 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5, are currently in development and due for release later in the year.
The GAR820 has been designed to respond to the fast development of modern medium sized trucks and their increased comfort, low noise, good wet grip and handling requirements, in additional to better longevity. The tyre is M&S marked for all-season traction.
Peter Foulkes, marketing director Europe – Commercial Tires at Giti Tire, manufacturer of GT Radial, said: “The GAR820 has been very well received in the marketplace and feedback from operators has been nothing short of exceptional, with the tyre’s price-per-kilometre coming in for particular praise.
“The new sizes have been in demand since the initial tyre was commercially launched in the latter half of 2012, and we expect the uptake to be quick and strong as we continue to establish ourselves at the top of the mid-tier range tyre sector.”
GT Radial recently hosted a demonstration day for its commercial tyre dealers at UK testing facility Mira, which houses the manufacturer’s European Testing Centre. The company’s heavy truck and bus products are the result of the company’s testing and evaluation programme, with more than 1,000 tyres on field test across Europe at any time. The casings of each are designed for retreading using both cold and hot processes.