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GT Radial debut first city bus tyre and GT Assist at CV Show

Location: NEC, Birmingham, dates April 9-11, 2013, Hall number: 5, Stand number A60

GT Radial will debut its first, all position urban city-bus tyre at The CV Show, in addition to the brand’s recently launched commercial vehicle roadside service assistance programme, GT ASSIST.

The GAU861 has been designed with an extra reinforced sidewall protector to ensure maximum resistance to curbing and impact damage, while a unique tread pattern with a 20.2mm depth ensures good mileage performance combined with comfort and reduced noise.

Available initially in 275/70R22.5, the tyre can be used in both steer and drive positions on both 4×2 and 6×2 configurations and is M+S marked indicating excellent traction in mud and snow conditions.

Operating throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and working in collaboration with the 180 sites in the dealer network, GT ASSIST offers a maximum 90 minute response time, putting it on par with the best in the industry, throughout 365 days of the year.

The programme is managed by RAC Commercial Assistance (RACCA), who will take the initial breakdown call and find the nearest dealer who has both the correct product and capability to attend the scene within the strict timescale, and Infleet, who will handle all back office functions.

Also on stand will be recently launched GAR820 and GDR619 regional steer and drive tyres which have been created to respond to the fast development of modern medium sized trucks increased requirements for comfort, noise, wet and dry handling and excellent wear out performances.

Both initially available in size 215/75R17.5, four other main sizes in the 17.5 segment will come to market during 2013. The GAR820 and GDR619 carry M+S marking indicating good winter performances.

Tony McHugh, Sales and Marketing Director at Giti Tire UK, manufacturer of GT Radial, said: "The new urban city-bus tyre has been designed specifically and extensively tested to ensure it meets the demanding requirements of the European market.

"The performance figures and feedback we have collated make for impressive reading and we believe this product, alongside the pre-existing range for the bus sector, makes us a very strong proposition for operators.

"GT ASSIST will also make its debut at the show having been launched in January. Designed specifically to create the full fleet requirement package of product, price and service from a mid-tier tyre manufacturer, we encourage fleet operators to come on stand and learn more."

Giti Tire is one of the top 10 largest tyre companies in the world in terms of both volume and revenue. The company exports to more than 100 countries and offers a complete product range for Europe including passenger car, SUV, van, light truck, heavy truck and bus tyres.

All new heavy truck and products are the result of the company’s advanced testing and evaluation programme, with more than 1,000 tyres on field test across Europe at anytime. The casings of each are designed for retreading using both cold and hot processes.

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