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GT Radial launches new LCV tyre

GT Radial has expanded its commercial light truck portfolio with the launch of Maxmiler Pro, a new tyre aimed primarily at the growing heavy duty, high speed van market.

GT-Radial-Maxmiler-Pro-copyAvailable in 25 SKUs, sizes range from 155R12C 8PR to 235/65R16 8PR with speed-indexes from R-H and load-indexes from 88/86 to 118/116. The majority of sizes are offered in 15″ and 16″ diameters.
Designed specifically for commercial users and fleet operators in the UK and European markets, the Maxmiler Pro claims improved robustness and durability in higher load conditions, better fuel economy and wet grip, lower noise levels and excellent mileage.

The company has achieved these advancements by designing a flatter tyre contour to create an even footprint to increase efficiency, and large shoulder blocks and circumferential ribs with integrated sipes to maximise safe handling.

Maxmiler Pro is also developed with new casing technology which uses a reinforced resin with new rubber bead cushion to strengthen the tyre and achieve a longer lifetime.

The product sits alongside the GT Radial Maxmiler CX, EX, X and WT, which together cover the spectrum of light and heavy duty vans requirements for comfort and control and mileage and endurance for vehicles up to a gross weight of five tonnes.

Brian McDermott, Country Manager UK for Giti Tire, manufacturer of GT Radial, said: “Modern van tyres need to meet both the efficiency and performance evolution of the new generation vehicles, with higher speeds, durability and safety on a par with fuel efficiency. The Maxmiler Pro meets all these key criteria.

“The path for GT Radial into Europe was initially built on the success of its van tyres, and the brand’s market share throughout Europe is well established. We have launched a product which will take our credibility up another level in this sector, this tyre will become the number one choice in the mid-market.”