RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.'s latest GT Radial Champiro offering, the UHP-A/S, combines ultra-high performance and all-season handling and grip for drivers of performance coupes, sedans and SUVs.
Available in 38 V, W and Y speed-rated sizes for 15- to 20-inch size rims, the Champiro UHP-A/S is backed by a 45,000-mile limited treadwear warranty, Giti Tire said, and will be supported with media advertising, co-op advertising and extensive POS kits for showroom display.
“Owners of high-performance vehicles want to enjoy driving their sophisticated machines with confidence year round, and this new member of the Champiro family allows them to do just that,” said Armand Allaire, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Giti claims the new tire offers “enhanced” grip in wet, high and low temperatures and light snow conditions thanks to “evenly distributed” nanometer silica in the tread compound, four wide circumferential grooves to reduce hydroplaning and multi-depth sipes for enhanced wet grip and all-season performance throughout the life of the tire.
V-shape directional grooves and sipes contribute to improved water evacuation, Giti Tire said, while larger shoulder blocks provide increased rigidity for precise handling. The tire also features an optimized variable pitch technology for reduced harmonics and road noise.
The sizing runs from 195/55R15 85V to 275/40ZR20 106Y XL, designed to fit a wide range of performance coupes, sedans and SUVs, including: 2013-14 Cadillac ATS, 2010-13 Cadillac CTS, 2006-13 Range Rover Sport, 2009-14 Volkswagen CC and 2011-15 Subaru Impreza models.
The entire range is UTQG rated at 500 AA. Giti did not disclose pricing information.
The tires are manufactured in the firm's plant in China. Rancho Cucamonga-based Giti Tire (USA) is a subsidiary of Singapore-headquartered Giti Tire Group.