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Giti Tire launches GT Radial Maxmiler WT2 van tyre

Designed for commercial winter van markets, Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial Maxmiler WT2 tyre.

The Maxmiler WT2 will be available from Autumn 2016 in 22 SKUs with rims from 14-16″, speed indices from Q-T and load indices of 88/86 to 121/120.

Independently verified, the tyre has achieved label B across the entire portfolio in wet grip, and C-E in rolling resistance.

Testing at Ivalo showed improved performance across wet and dry braking and handling against the existing product, the Maxmiler WT and two other leading manufacturer brands.

Also making its European show debut was the flagship tyre for the ultra-high performance (UHP) sector – the GT Radial SportActive. Developed by Giti’s European R&D platform in Germany, it is the first tyre to implement the new optimal compound technology which delivers immediate grip and long term tread life.

Across the full portfolio rims range from 16-19″ across speed indices W-Y, section widths from 195 to 265 and series sizes 35 to 55. The tyre has recorded B in wet grip and B-C in rolling resistance.
Both products were available to view alongside six other tyres from the GT Radial passenger car and commercial light truck portfolio from its premium UHP, UHP, all-round comfort, SUV, 4×4, winter, studded, studless and specialist ranges.

In line with the company’s plan to raise its profile worldwide in support of global infrastructure projects, motorsport and the introduction of the Giti brand into its European truck and bus portfolio, the stand was designed to promote the manufacturer’s logo and corporate colours.

Angelo Giannangeli, Marketing Director – Europe for PCR for Giti Tire, said: “Reifen Essen is a very important show for the company and provides the perfect platform to highlight our specialised, comprehensive European PCR tyre portfolio and operations.

“While the Maxmiler WT2 and SportActive were the focus of much attention, the GT Radial Champiro FE1 and Savero SUV further demonstrated the quality of our tyres and the wholly positive impact being realised by the European R&D operation and other global development centres.”