Two sizes of the All Season Giti ComfortA1 tire will be featured as original equipment tires on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. says the tires represent the first OE fitment that will be manufactured at the company's U.S. tire plant.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat will feature the Giti tire in sizes 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H.
“One of our stated goals when we announced the Chester County plant was to become a valued original equipment supplier in North America,” says John Aben, senior vice president of OE and consumer sales in North America for Giti. “Today’s announcement is an important step in that direction, and we are thrilled that this first announced fitment is with such a prestigious automaker.”
Volkswagen manufactures the Passat in Chattanooga, Tenn. Giti is building its first U.S. plant in Chester County, S.C. Production is expected to begin later this year. The 1.8 million square foot plant will produce five million tires annually for the replacement and OE tire markets when at full capacity.
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