February 19, 2014
GITI has extreme summer performance tire
GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. has brought the GT Radial Champiro SX2 extreme summer performance tire to North America. The tire was first available in Asian markets.
“We’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Champiro SX2 in North America and are thrilled that this product is now available for enthusiast drivers,” says David Shelton, director of marketing for Giti Tire USA, which markets and sells GT Radial tires in North America.
“We are confident they will love how their car performs with our tire’s extremely aggressive tread design and high-grip compound.”
GITI says the tire was developed for driving enthusiasts who want higher levels of traction, response and driving control in dry and wet conditions, making it at home on the street and the track.
“The GT Radial Champiro SX2 is a competitive UHP product that is an excellent value to the consumer,” says Shelton.
The company says three main main features contribute to the Champiro SX2’s extreme performance:
* a dual block design with extra wide shoulder blocks to increase cornering stability and grip on all road surfaces;
* an advanced tread compound, which includes silica technology, provides excellent adhesion to dry and wet roads and is especially critical for better braking performance on wet surfaces; and
* three wide circumferential grooves that provide exceptional wet traction by significantly reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
In addition, the gradient step design of the tread’s central ribs helps to reduce heat generation, which has a detrimental effect on the life and performance of the tire.
Backed by a five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty, the Champiro SX2 lineup includes six popular sizes, including 195/50ZR15, 245/40ZR17, 215/45ZR17, 225/45ZR17, 235/45ZR17, and 265/35ZR18, with more sizes currently under development.
Popular vehicle fitments include: Honda Civic Si, Honda S2000, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Subaru Impreza WRX.
Headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, GITI Tire USA is the sales and marketing operation in the U.S. for Giti Tire Pte. Ltd., which manufactures GT Radial brand tires for passenger, SUV, light truck, truck, bus, and high performance vehicles.
For more information, visit www.gtradial.com.