Tag: GT Radial

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not just the car that’s grown. This August Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque's 60th anniversary. We at Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini's tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.

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Winter growth for GT Radial following all-season product introduction

Winter growth for GT Radial following all-season product introduction

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has developed its GT Radial all-season product range, available in the UK from exclusive distributor Micheldever, off the back of an encouraging run of sales for its initial product for this growth market. Tyres & Accessories spoke to Brian McDermott, country manager UK for Giti Tire, to get the latest on how the manufacturer is shaping its range for the segment, which appears to have gained more of a footing in the UK than specialist winter tyres have previously managed.

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GT Radial launches first studdable van, truck tyre

GT Radial launches first studdable van, truck tyre

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial Maxmiler Ice, its first studdable van and light truck tyre for extreme European winter conditions, in five sizes - 195/70R15C, 185/75R16C, 205/65R16C, 215/65R16C, 235/65R16C. The range covers the majority of mass-market popular vehicles from the Citroen Berlingo and Toyota HiAce through to the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter. Load indices range from 104/102 to 121/119.

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GT Radial raise £1,000 for charity at Motofest Coventry 2019

GT Radial raise £1,000 for charity at Motofest Coventry 2019

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

GT Radial, the main sprint circuit sponsor at Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry 2019, and the visiting public, have raised £1,000 for the Lord Mayor of Coventry’s chosen annual charities.

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GT Radial takes over Horiba Mira circuits for customer Ride and Drive Day

GT Radial takes over Horiba Mira circuits for customer Ride and Drive Day

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire’s GT Radial Ride and Drive Day at Horiba Mira, held in partnership with exclusive brand distributor passenger for car, SUV/4x4 and light truck tyres, Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS), was attended by a capacity group of 40 new and existing customers. A mixture of independent garage owners representing potential partners and GT Radial Performance Centres (GTPCs) were given the opportunity to test out the GT Radial passenger car tyre portfolio on the test centre’s circuits, including the wet handling circuit in Golf GTIs on both the FE1 and SportActive tyres, and the wet circles ‘drifting’ in a new BMW 3.

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GT Radial to join MotoFest Coventry as sprint circuit sponsor

GT Radial to join MotoFest Coventry as sprint circuit sponsor

30th May 2019 | 0 Comments

GT Radial is the new main sprint circuit sponsor at this weekend’s Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry 2019. During the UK’s largest urban motorsports festival weekend, the MotoFest Coventry track, created from the city’s ring road, will be named the GT Radial sprint circuit. As part of the sponsorship agreement, GT Radial will run its VW Fun Cup cars on the sprint circuit on both days of the festival weekend.

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GT Radial launches Maxmiler AllSeason van, light truck tyre

GT Radial launches Maxmiler AllSeason van, light truck tyre

30th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial Maxmiler AllSeason, a four-season tyre for the European van and light truck markets. Carrying the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol of its sidewall, the product is initially available in 13 SKUs with 15C-16C” rims, section widths from 195-235 and series sizes from 65-75. Load indices range from 104-115.

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Giti Tire SUV products outpacing market growth

Giti Tire SUV products outpacing market growth

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Year-on-year growth in the SUV tyre segment has become something of a given in recent years. The popularity of this market segment has been a beacon for car-makers in Europe, as the number of new models in the last decade shows. In terms of tyres, this has meant increases in larger, higher value products, both in the original equipment and replacement markets, the results of which are analysed elsewhere in this section. Volume and value growth in the UK replacement market, at 10 and 15 per cent respectively, has been healthy again in the last year.

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Giti Tire rides again at VW Fun Cup 2019

Giti Tire rides again at VW Fun Cup 2019

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire is follow the season in which it achieved its first podium finish, taking third place at Holland’s Circuit Zandvoort, by continuing its close involvement in the VW Fun Cup. It will mark its fourth year as official tyre partner in 2019. There are eight endurance races scheduled for 2019, lasting from three to eight hours with two to four drivers. Giti will also run its fully livered GT Radial car.

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Team BRIT, Giti Tire end season with class win at Birkett Relay

Team BRIT, Giti Tire end season with class win at Birkett Relay

20th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Team BRIT, racing together with dedicated sponsor Giti Tire, won its class at the season-ending Birkett Relay. Team Brit and the fully liveried GT Radial VW Fun Cup bug finished first in Class C, posting 142 laps. The result meant 14th place overall, just two laps off the eventual winners.

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‘A very good all-round option’ – UK launch for GT Radial 4Seasons

‘A very good all-round option’ – UK launch for GT Radial 4Seasons

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

To meet growing market demand, this year an all-season product joins the GT Radial portfolio. The GT Radial 4Seasons will go on sale in the UK this September, and Giti Tire says initial response to the newcomer has been very positive.

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Giti Tire secures first VW Fun Cup UK podium finish at European event

Giti Tire secures first VW Fun Cup UK podium finish at European event

3rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

GT Radial’s VW Fun Cup UK team has secured its first ever podium finish, taking third place in the European event at Circuit Zandvoort, Holland. The team was led by Giti Tire’s seasoned race and senior test engineer, Ellis Hadley and ADAC GT Masters Series competitor and Hannover R&D Centre student, André Gies, battling a 26-car field, early safety car interruptions, a non-functioning lap timer and a broken radio in their dash for the dais.

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North America launch for Giti truck tyres

North America launch for Giti truck tyres

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Giti brand is joining the commercial vehicle tyre portfolio that Giti Tire offers in North America. Giti Tire (USA) is introducing a Giti line-up for long haul, regional, urban/light duty and mixed service applications, and intends to be active in both the original equipment and aftermarket segments within the region.

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Giti launches key commercial tyre sizes one year since rebranding at CV Show 2018

Giti launches key commercial tyre sizes one year since rebranding at CV Show 2018

8th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire launched its planned transition from the GT Radial brand to the eponymous Giti commercial vehicle tyre range at the CV Show in 2017. One year on, Tyres & Accessories travelled to the Birmingham NEC to meet Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire, to ask how the transition has progressed in the intervening year, catch up on the latest range developments, and find out the story behind the Team Oliver racing truck on its stand.

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Giti Tire bringing European OE & aftermarket tyre ranges to Cologne show

Giti Tire bringing European OE & aftermarket tyre ranges to Cologne show

23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire reports that its preparations for The Tire Cologne are in full swing. The tyre maker will be there with its two core European brands, Giti and GT Radial, displaying a range of original and aftermarket equipment for passenger car, 4x4, light and heavy truck.

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