AA-rated GitiSynergyH2 wins 1st Seat OE fitment for Giti Tire
Giti Tire’s GitiSynergyH2 has won another European original equipment tyre fitment. The Seat Ateca will roll off production lines on the AA-rated size 225/55R17 97V. The news represents the manufacturer’s second VW Group passenger car OE selection in the last month following its fitment in the same size on the Skoda Karoq. The GitiSynergyH2 is also specified by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, selected in size 215/55R17 XL 98H and 205/60 R16 XL 96H for the VW Caddy 5, one of the best-selling commercial vehicles in Europe.
Martin Wells, director OEM Europe at Giti Tire, said: “To add the Seat badge to those of VW and Skoda with the GitiSynergyH2 is a major boost to the entire Giti team, it clearly demonstrates that the confidence in the tyre’s performance and our ability to deliver is growing stronger by the contract.”
The GitiSynergyH2 will replace the GitiSynergyE1 and GitiPremiumH1, both of which were part of the original Giti brand launch into Europe in 2016. The aftermarket model will be available from March 2021.
The tyre was designed and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, with testing at the company’s MIRA facility in the UK as well as key locations in Germany and Spain.
It is the first European tyre which utilises the AdvanZtech technology platform, the manufacturer’s globally-integrated, company-wide R&D system which boosts the sharing and utilisation of specialised and advanced technology to create tyres which enhance the overall driving experience. The results are a newly developed tread compound which delivers significant improvements in wet and dry safety and a new pattern layout that provides precise and stable handling behaviour and a improved aquaplaning resistance.
Mileage potential could be improved by almost 20 per cent depending on driving characteristics, while the new lightweight carcass delivers low rolling resistance which improves fuel efficiency.