Tag: GT Radial

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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Giti Tire goes European with Fun Cup UK

Giti Tire goes European with Fun Cup UK

12th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has extended its Official Tyre Partnership with the VW Fun Cup into a third season. The tyre manufacturer’s fully livered GT Radial racing car will also make its European debut when the series travels to Circuit Zandvoort in Holland, marking the first time the company has both supplied tyres and raced a car from the series outside the UK. The calendar also features three and four-hour races at Oulton Park, Anglesey, Snetterton, Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donnington Park, in a series totalling nine rounds.

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Giti welcomes 15 new GT Radial Performance Centres to network at Mira event

Giti welcomes 15 new GT Radial Performance Centres to network at Mira event

20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has added 15 independent garages to its GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC) network. The new dealers were welcomed to the network during the company’s new dealer training events at Horiba Mira, hosted in partnership with exclusive UK distributor Micheldever Tyre Services. The latest additions to the network were all signed in 2018.

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Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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Poulton-Le-Fylde tyre retailer, GT Radial host women only tyre safety event

27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

GT Radial and Poulton-Le-Fylde tyre retailer Carleton Tyres and Exhaust Centre have teamed up to host a women only tyre safety event. The companies hosted 24 female customers at Carleton’s Bipsham Road premises, presenting a general tyre safety overview, including advice on checking tyres, measuring tread depths, legal limits and stopping distances.

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Giti Tire refreshes retread programme with new name, partner

20th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has renamed its UK retread programme Giti Genesis as part of its European truck and bus rebranding project. Originally known as GT REE-Tread when it was launched at the CV Show 2012, the next generation products show strong continuity in most aspects – it will remain a hot cure bead-to-bead retread manufactured using Giti casings, though there have been some changes, the biggest of which is the identity of the retreader. The Giti Genesis is available in two patterns: the GDR690 regional drive axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5; the GTR990 regional trailer tyre is offered in size 385/65R22.5.

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Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership, focus on GT Radial SportActive

Giti Tire extends evo track day partnership, focus on GT Radial SportActive

2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has extended its track day partnership with leading performance car publication evo into 2017. The tyre manufacturer will focus particularly on the promotion of the GT Radial SportActive, targeting all event attendees and evo magazine readers. Throughout the year five track evenings will take place, with three at Rockingham Motor Speedway in May, August and September and two at Bedford Autodrome in July and September.

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GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An open relationship after 22 years of monogamy: German wholesaler Reifen Gundlach has lost exclusive distribution of the GT Radial passenger car tyre range in Germany. Although remaining a close bedfellow of brand owner Giti Tire, from the start of the coming winter season it will share this bed with three other wholesalers.

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