GT Radial rolls into IAA Hanover 2012

Two new GT Radial products - the GAR820 steer axle and GDL617 drive axle patterns - will form the foundation of six product debuts in hall 16, stand A43 at IAA Hanover 2012.

GT Radial rolls into IAA Hanover 2012

The GAR820 steer axle pattern has been designed to respond to the fast development of modern medium sized trucks increased requirements for comfort, reduced noise, wet and dry handling and excellent wear out performances.

Initially available in size 215/75R17.5, four other main sizes in the 17.5 segment will come to market by 2013, namely the 205/75R17.5, 225/75R17.5, 235/75R17.5 and 245/70R17.5. The GAR820 carries M+S marking indicating good winter performances.

GT Radial rolls into IAA Hanover 2012

The GDL617 drive axle pattern is a new generation long haul, high mileage M+S marked tyre featuring a non directional and compact tread design with multi sipe arrangement. The product is designed with the latest cool running compound technology to provide extended mileage and regular wear combined with excellent traction in both dry and wet conditions.

Available initially in two sizes - 315/80R22.5 and 315/60R22.5 - the company has confirmed that 315/70R22.5, 295/60R22.5 and 295/80R22.5 sizes are currently in development.

Other new products on show includes the GSR220 steer axle pattern with extra wide shoulder ribs for optimum mileage performance, GDR619 regional drive pattern for modern medium sized trucks, GDR621 regional winter drive tyre and GTL925, a long haul trailer tyre for high cube trailers.

Peter Foulkes, Marketing Director Europe - Commercial Tires at GiTi Tire, said: "So far in 2012 we have launched 12 new GT Radial tyres, and a further 10 are due to come to market before the end of the year.

"All of our products are the result of the company's advanced testing and evaluation programme which always has over 1,000 tyres on field test across Europe.

"Research, development and meeting the needs of each European market are paramount concerns, and alongside the this year's launches we have a very comprehensive product stream coming through in 2013 and 2014."