Giti prepares for winter with GitiWinterW1
While Giti Tire presented the first six patterns for its Giti brand truck and bus tyre range at this year’s CV Show and intends for these products to replace the GT Radial commercial range in Europe, the company has yet to announce when it will launch its flagship brand into the UK consumer tyre market. Germany remains the only European market to have received the Giti car and SUV tyre range to-date, and this means we won’t be seeing the newest winter product, the GitiWinterW1, over here – at least for the time being.
The first Giti-branded winter tyre for European motorists was developed at Giti Tire’s Europe R&D Centre in Hannover, Germany – as are all Giti tyre lines destined for sale in our region – and has gained TÜV certification. A launch range of 20 dimensions, including XL fitments, meets demand in the 15- to 18-inch rim diameter category, with most 17- and 18-inch sizes V speed rated. All dimensions have been given an EU tyre label rating of ‘B’ for wet grip and either ‘C’ or (in most cases) ‘E’ for fuel efficiency.
According to Giti Tire, the GitiWinterW1 was specifically developed for compact cars, saloons and compact SUVs and features strong aquaplaning resistance as well as grip at low temperatures and in winter road conditions.