Giti extends VW MQB-A0 platform OE supply with T-Cross fitment
Giti Tire will supply the GitiSynergyE1 in size 205/60R16 92H to the VW T-Cross. The T-Cross is built for the European market on the MQB-A0 small car platform in Pamplona, Spain alongside the Seat Arona Compact Crossover and VW Polo, for which the tyre manufacturer already supplies OE tyres in the same pattern.
Key attributes of the GitiSynergyE1 include a high-performance ECO tread compound and the special contour design for low rolling resistance. It has achieved B grade fuel efficiency on the EU tyre label. The tyre also features enhanced driving and braking characteristics on both wet and dry roads.
The tyre was designed by Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, with testing at the company’s MIRA facility in the UK as well as Germany and Spain.
Stefan Fischer, managing director – product technology at Giti Tire Europe, said: “Customer demand was at the forefront of the tyre’s development, where we had to meet the requirements of excellent mileage and low rolling resistance while delivering a sporty, enjoyable drive.
“As confirmed by the OE fitment we delivered across all areas, and we are delighted that our relationship with the Volkswagen Group continues to grow across many patterns and sizes. We will continue the hard work to ensure we keep surpassing all OE demands.”