New GT Radial winter HP tyre
GT Radial has added the Champiro WinterPro HP tyre to its portfolio, with sizes ranging from 16 to 20-inch wheel diameters, including dedicated SUV fitments.
Designed specifically for the UK and European markets, the tyre’s development has focused on mid-to-large high-performance cars. According to the company, it has been produced using a sunflower oil-enriched compound that maintains the elasticity of the rubber at low temperatures and utilising an asymmetrical tread design. The outer blocks are designed to provide good dry and cornering properties while the inner block area has been developed to provide extra grip in wet and snow conditions.
The WinterPro HP is available from 195/55R16 to 275/40R20 XL, with speed ratings from H to V and aspect ratios from 40 to 65 series. Along with the Champiro WinterPro, which ranges from 145/80 R13 to 225/55 R16, the brand now covers the majority of sizes of automotive cold weather tyres.
Brian McDermott, country manager UK for Giti Tire, manufacturer of GT Radial, said: “It was imperative we improved the size offering to meet EU market vehicle evolution and customer demands, and following over two years research and development we have a tyre which I would class as excellent.
“With excellent results proving exceptional wet and dry handling to give a better balanced performance, high level snow traction properties, improved all-round ride handling and reduced audible noise, the tyre sits as a benchmark for winter tyres in the mid-market sector. The WinterPro range will be very popular throughout UK and Europe, and we expect to increase our market share accordingly”.