GT Radial will make its show debut at Euro Bus Expo 2014, with the GSR225 Combi Road and GAU861 all-position urban city-bus tyres heading a comprehensive passenger transport portfolio.
Launched one year ago, the GSR225 Combi Road has specially developed tread and base compounds to improve mileage and a wider tread pattern to deliver excellent handling and extra resistance to tearing and curbing, making it appropriate for a wide variety of regional and long-haul vehicles.
The 22.5" tyre is currently available in sizes 275/70, 295/80, 315/60, 315/70 and 315/80 with load indexes range from 148/145M to 156/150L.
GT Radial’s first all-position urban city-bus tyre, GAU861 has been designed with an extra reinforced sidewall to ensure maximum resistance to curbing and impact damage, while a 20.2mm deep, unique tread pattern ensures good mileage performance combined with extra comfort and reduced noise.
Available 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.
Also on show at stand E32 will be the 17.5" GAR820 regional all-position pattern and GDR619 drive axle tyres, alongside the 22.5" GDL617, GDR621 and GT629 drive axle and GT867 urban tyres. All products are snowflake and M&S marked, indicating excellent traction in mud and snow conditions.
Peter Foulkes, Marketing Director Europe – Commercial Tires at Giti Tire, said: "We see the coach and bus market as a strong growth sector, and over the last few years especially we have worked hard to create a strong mid-market product portfolio to meet all passenger transport requirements.
"Throughout Europe we have landed a number of major commuter contracts in the last few years and our prominence in the UK is growing also, we have several meetings arranged and expect numerous on-stand opportunities in line with our growing reputation. This is an important show in realising our goals."
Through state-of-the-art research and development capabilities, the GT Radial brand offers a specifically designed European mission-matched product range, providing a highly attractive mid-tier solution for CV operators who are looking for a high quality product with excellent value-added fleet services.
All new heavy truck and bus 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.