Giti Tire extends GT Radial SportActive 2 size range
Giti Tire has added 28 new sizes to its GT Radial SportActive 2 ultra-high performance tyre range. Fitting rims sized between 16 and 21 inches, the tyre is now available in 42 fitments for cars and SUVs. Some SUV sizes carry a specific SUV marking on their sidewall to indicate their suitability for this fitment, Giti adds. While the eponymous Giti brand is growing in European markets, GT Radial continues to be the manufacturer’s most important brand in the UK, receiving substantial backing from exclusive distributer Micheldever Tyre Services. The latest support for its flagship car tyre product was announced from Stand B030-C039 in Hall 7 at The Tire Cologne, Koelnmesse, which continues until 26 May.
Across all sizes the GT Radial SportActive 2 has maintained its A label for wet grip with B-D for rolling resistance. The noise level also remains at 69db.
Fabio Pecci-Boriani, senior product manager PCR, SUV, Light Truck for Giti Tire (Europe), said: “The GT Radial SportActive 2 is rightly receiving praise for it’s wet and dry performance, and our customers are delighted.
“Add the introduction of the new sizes and the tyre now covers 93.8% of the top 80 most demanded summer UHP sizes across Europe, which is fantastic market reach.
“We cannot be any happier with overall product offering.”
Launched at the start of last year, the GT Radial SportActive 2 delivered a 15 per cent improvement in wet braking and 10 per cent enhancement in wet handling and aquaplaning resistance against the previous model.
The performance advancements, all recorded against the original GT Radial SportActive, also show a five per cent boost in mileage potential, dependent upon driving characteristics.
The tyre was designed and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany, where the project scope was to deliver precision control with superb wet and dry grip, long lasting mileage and a confident, fun driving experience.
Now comprising 42 passenger car and SUV sizes in total, rims range from 16-21”, section widths from 195-295, series sizes from 35-55 and speed indices from V-Y.