GT Radial Unveils SportActive 2: Dominating the UHP Market with Micheldever Tyre Services

GT Radial, has made a significant stride in the Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyre market with the introduction of its SportActive 2 sizes in the UK. This strategic move not only solidifies GT Radial's position in the market but also showcases its commitment to innovation and excellence.

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Published on
August 22, 2023

The GT Radial SportActive 2 series now includes a bespoke 22" rim, marking the brand's foray into this premium segment. This size, 275/40R22, is tailor-made for luxury vehicles such as the Audi RSQ8, BMW X7, and Range Rover Sport. Additional sizes like 275/45R21, 255/50R20, 235/50R19, and 255/60R18 further extend GT Radial's coverage, catering to the diverse needs of 4×4, CUV, and SUV enthusiasts.

For the rapidly growing electric vehicle market, the AAA-rated GT Radial SportActive 2 EV is a testament to GT Radial's forward-thinking approach. Now available in sizes like 255/45R20 and 235/55R19, it caters to popular EV models from Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, VW, Volvo, and more, with a special mention to the 235/45R18 size, optimised for the Tesla Model 3.

Originating from the state-of-the-art Giti Tire's European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany, the SportActive 2 series boasts a new ULRR compound. This innovative feature offers up to 15% lower rolling resistance compared to other UHP products in the market. A revamped design ensures a 4% weight reduction, guaranteeing precision control, unmatched grip, extended mileage, and an exhilarating driving experience.

The SportActive 2 line-up is further enhanced with sizes like 235/45R18, 215/45R17, and 205/45R17, all boasting an upgraded Y speed rating. The introduction of the 245/35R18 size targets vehicles such as the Audi TT, BMW 2 Series, Hyundai iX20, and several mid-size Mercedes models.

With a staggering 58 sizes now available, GT Radial's SportActive 2 ensures an impressive 90% coverage in the UHP market. These tyres are compatible with rims ranging from 16-22", section widths from 195-295, series sizes from 35-60, and speed indices from V-Y.

For those in the UK eager to experience the excellence of GT Radial's SportActive 2, Micheldever Tyre Services stands as the exclusive distributor.

"We are continuously working on improving our UHP range for the UK market, ensuring that we keep a close match between our product offering and our customers' needs."

Brian McDermott, the UK Country Manager for GT Radial.

"Adding our very first 22" GT Radial summer size, combined with specific EV tyres and more specialist sizes, is all part of our long-term strategy to become 'the' brand choice in the mid-market segment. And we are not finished, expect more EV and special sizes next year."

Fabio Pecci-Boriani, Senior Product Manager for Giti Tire (Europe)

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