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Giti’s first European LCV OE fitment with VW Crafter

Giti Tire’s GitiVanHD1 tyre has been selected as original equipment for the award-winning VW Crafter.

The GitiVanHD1 tyres will be on Crafters the roll off the Polish production line in size 205/70R17 C115/113R tyre on the front and rear axles. The rear axle is a twin fitment, distributing the load across four tyres. 
Giti says that their VanHD1 features the latest generation of tread compound for good wet grip and high mileage performance, a reinforced sidewall construction and a robust shoulder block design for stable handling under high loads.
The tyre was designed and engineered at Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, with testing at the company’s MIRA facility in the UK as well as key locations in Germany and Spain.

Martin Wells, Director OEM Europe at Giti Tire, said: “To secure our first OE fitment with VW Commercial Vehicles further strengthens our excellent relationship with the Volkswagen Group, one that we will continue to build on across passenger car and light truck.

“The fitment will undoubtedly create extra demand around Europe, not just in terms of like-for-like replacements but for second and third generation van owners who want a tyre that can be trusted to deliver a top-class performance day-in, day-out.”