Available now in 215/75R17.5, the all-new Giti GSR236 Combi Road is the first steer tyre to bring the manufacturer’s latest regional and long-haul technology to small and medium commercial vehicles.
Compared to the popular all-position Giti GAR820, the new tyre is superior in every aspect with 30% increases in mileage and wet braking performance, a 20% reduction in noise and single digit improvements in crack, chipping and sidewall protection, enhanced rolling resistance and snow performance.
The results have been achieved through Giti Tire’s latest robust construction and compound technology developed into an innovative three-groove pattern design for extreme stiffness.
Wide shoulder ribs prevent irregular wear and improve cornering stability while robust sidewall protection bands prevent scuffing and damage due to kerb impacts.
The tyre possesses high wet grip properties confirmed with a B rated EU label, it also carries the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
Sizes 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5 are planned by the end of the year, with 205/75R17.5 and 225/75R17.5 arriving in the first quarter of 2023. Size 265/70R17.5 is expected by quarter three.
Development of the Giti GSR236 Combi Road was led by Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany.
Antonio Palummo, TBR Senior Engineer – Europe for Giti Tire, said: “The Giti GSR236 is the outcome of three years intensive work by our R&D facilities which included virtual simulation, design tuning and extended real-life testing on British and German roads with selected fleet partners.
Tony McHugh, TBR Sales and Marketing Director – UK at Giti Tire, added: “The results speak for themselves, the performance improvements across all key measurable targets are a great achievement and proof of the high technology capabilities of our research and manufacturing facilities.
“As a steer tyre we will offer the Giti GSR236 alongside the all-position Giti GAR820, which remains a very popular tyre among fleet operators. This way fleets can continue to use Giti on all axles while having access to the latest tyre and all its associated benefits.”