TÜV SÜD: The GT Radial Summer Tire Versus Competition

For the first time around, Giti has published information about the independent test of the GT Radial SportActive 2 and GT Radial FE2 models, performed by the independent test organization TÜV SÜD.

For the tests, the GT Radial Sport Active 2 tires in size 235/35ZR19 91Y XL were fitted on a VW Golf. Such parameters were evaluated as straight hydroplaning resistance, wet braking from 80 to 20 km/h, dry handling response, and braking from 100 km/h to a full stop on dry pavement; according to the company, the GR Radial tires either surpassed their rivals or showed similar results.

Straight hydroplaning resistance

GT Radial Sportactive 2
100
Kumho Ecsta PS71
98
Nexen N'Fera Sport
96
Toyo Proxes Sport
96
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3
95

Info! Points, %.


Wet braking

Nexen N'Fera Sport
24,9
Kumho Ecsta PS71
25,4
GT Radial Sportactive 2
25,5
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3
26,3
Toyo Proxes Sport
30,1

Info!  Braking distance, m.


Dry handling 

Nexen N'Fera Sport
101
GT Radial Sportactive 2
100
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3
100
Kumho Ecsta PS71
99
Toyo Proxes Sport
99

Info! Points, %.


Dry braking 

Nexen N'Fera Sport
32,7
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3
33,7
Kumho Ecsta PS71
34,1
GT Radial Sportactive 2
34,9
Toyo Proxes Sport
37,9

Info! Braking distance, m.


The GT Radial SportActive 2 tire was introduced in March 2021. According to the manufacturer, it surpasses the previous model — SportActive — in such performance areas as wet braking (15%), wet handling response and hydroplaning resistance (10%) and tread life (5%). Thanks to the improvements, this model, which can be installed both on passenger cars and SUVs, was rated «A» for wet traction, and «B-D» for rolling resistance, demonstrating low noise level in accordance with the EU tire label.

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  • Year Released: 2021
  • Regions for sale: Central & South America, Europe, South Africa, Oceania
GT Radial SportActive 2

Summer passenger tire: 6th place in the Evo test (2022), 10th place in Tyre Reviews in size 225/40 R18 (2021)
The GT Radial FE2 (size 205/50R17 93W XL) model was installed on a VW Golf and was evaluated by TÜV SÜD by the same criteria as the SportActive 2. «The key targets for the GT Radial FE2’s development was to deliver a green and energy efficient tire which remained quiet and comfortable and maintained its competitive price position in the mid-market segment, all while building on wet and dry performance.» — Giti says.

Straight hydroplaning resistance 

Kumho Ecsta HS51
102
GT Radial FE2
100
Hankook Ventus Prime 3
98
Toyo Proxes CF2
97
Nexen N'Fera Primus
95

Info! Points, %.


Wet braking 

GT Radial FE2
27,8
Toyo Proxes CF2
28,0
Hankook Ventus Prime 3
28,5
Kumho Ecsta HS51
29,1
Nexen N'Fera Primus
30,0

Info! Braking distance, m.


Dry handling 

Nexen N'Fera Primus
101
GT Radial FE2
100
Hankook Ventus Prime 3
100
Kumho Ecsta HS51
100
Toyo Proxes CF2
100

Info! Points, %.


Dry braking 

Hankook Ventus Prime 3
34,0
Toyo Proxes CF2
34,8
GT Radial FE2
35,1
Nexen N'Fera Primus
35,8
Kumho Ecsta HS51
36,0

Info! Braking distance, m.


During the in-company tests, the new Giti tire demonstrated improvements in the following performance areas: wet braking (15%), wet handling (12%), and hydroplaning resistance (7%) compared to the GT Radial Champiro FE1. In addition, the new model became better in terms of tread life — by 5%. All these improvements ensured the new tire an A rating (all sizes) for wet traction and «B-D» (depending on the size) for rolling resistance.

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GT Radial Champiro FE2

  • Year Released: 2021
  • Regions for sale: Central & South America, Europe, Russia+, Oceania
GT Radial Champiro FE2

«We are very happy that the results of the independent tests performed by the internationally recognized organization TÜV SÜD proved the quality of our mass market tires — said Fabio Pecci Boriani, European passenger, SUV, and light truck senior product marketing manager. — This testing demonstrated that the GT Radial SportActive 2 and GT Radial FE2 showed excellent results against leading brands and direct competitors’ products. This is additional proof of the high-quality performance of our product».

The GT Radial SportActive 2 and GT Radial FE2 tire models were developed in Giti Tire’s European Research & Development Center in Hannover, Germany. The tests were performed on the MIRA facility in the UK, as well as in Germany and Spain.

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