Giti Tire announced the company will supply H speed-rated original equipment tires, the GitiComfort XA1 in size 215/65R17, for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV produced at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico.
“Gaining an OE fitment with such a prestigious automaker is an important step forward for the Giti brand in North America,” said David Dobradenka, senior manager, OE North America, for Giti Tire (USA), Ltd. “We are thrilled that such a high-profile model for Volkswagen will be riding on Giti tires.”
Power for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes from the automaker’s turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI I-4 making 184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic routes power to the available 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with four driving modes for various terrain.
The GitiComfort XA1 is Giti’s new premium all-season tire specifically designed for today’s crossover vehicles. With a focus on ride comfort, low noise and crisp handling, it features Giti’s unique Binary Resin Traction System for outstanding performance in both snow and wet conditions.
About Giti Tire (pronounced "G-T" Tire)
Giti Tire, headquartered in Singapore, has roots in the tire business going back to 1951 and is now one of the world’s largest tire companies. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA.
Giti’s global motorsports recent and current activities include participation in the renowned Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, official tire supplier to Super Truck racing championship in Australia, the Fun Cup racing series in the UK, newly announced tire supplier for the Formula 3 Asia Series, as well as collaborating with many other teams and racing series around the world.
Find out more at the official Giti Tire website.