Giti Tire secures Skoda Karoq fitment with OE prepared AA-rated GitiSynergyH2

Giti Tire has secured its second VW Group placement.

Giti Tire’s AA-rated EU label tyre for OE fitments, the GitiSynergyH2 has secured its second VW Group placement in as many months, this time with the Skoda Karoq.

The tyre, which will be launched in the aftermarket in March 2021, been selected in size 225/55R17 97V having recently been designated for the VW Caddy 5 in size 215/55R17 XL 98H.

Martin Wells, Director OEM Europe at Giti Tire, said: “To secure both passenger car and commercial vehicle OE fitments with the GitiSynergyH2 is testament to the tyre’s undoubted qualities across all areas of performance, especially of course in rolling resistance and wet grip.

“We will continue to work closely with the VW Group, and all other vehicle manufacturers, to see how the new tyre and our soon to be announced second generation patterns can also benefit their latest models and size requirements.”

The GitiSynergyH2 will replace the GitiSynergyE1 and GitiPremiumH1, both of which were part of the original Giti brand launch into Europe in 2016.

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.

It is the first European tyre which utilises the AdvanZtech technology platform, the manufacturer’s globally-integrated, company-wide R&D system which boosts the sharing and utilisation of specialised and advanced technology to create tyres which enhance the overall driving experience.

The results are a completely new developed tread compound which delivers significant improvements in wet and dry safety while the new pattern layout provides precise and stable handling behaviour and a tangible improvement in aquaplaning resistance.

The mileage potential, dependent upon driving characteristics, could be improved by almost 20% while the new lightweight carcass delivers low rolling resistance which improves fuel efficiency.

The core focus of the tyre is safety without worry, comfort and quietness, driving pleasure and green credentials.