Giti Tire welcomes AMS ‘good’ rating for GT Radial Winterpro2
Giti Tire has heralded the ‘good’ rating awarded to its new GT Radial Winterpro2 in the 2021 Auto Motor und Sport (AM&S) winter tyre test. The test pitted ten tyre brands from the premium and mid-range against each other in an all-round tyre of winter tyre performances. The WinterPro2 scored well in all tests, with especially good results in braking on dry, wet and snowy surfaces. The magazine also praised the tyre for ‘its comfortable ride properties [and] a firm and good grip on both wet and dry roads’.
Initially launched in 2017, the GT Radial Winterpro2 had been subject to independent tests by Dekra which confirmed a big increase in wet performance while maintaining excellent snow execution against its previous incarnation, GT Radial Winterpro and four main competitors. Conducted in Rovaniemi, Finland, and Fontange, France, showed the tyre was up to 10 per cent better on wet braking exercises and 2 per cent ahead in wet handling. It was designed and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany.
Fabio Pecci-Boriani, senior product manager PCR, SUV, light truck for Giti Tire (Europe), said: “To be right there among some of the most illustrious winter tyres being produced, and beating many premium brands across several individual tests, gives us many reasons to be proud of the GT Radial Winterpro2.
“Across all areas we performed well, and to achieve a podium finish in dry braking and handling is nothing short of sensational.
“The market clearly understands that once temperatures dip below seven degrees Celsius drivers need a tyre that will retain its rubber elasticity which delivers a firm grip and solid braking on dry, wet and occasionally icy and snowy surfaces, the GT Radial Winterpro2 delivers.”
The tyre targets compact and medium cars and smaller SUVs, available in 44 sizes for rims between 13 and 17”.