RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (Sept. 17, 2018) – Giti Tire (USA), Ltd. 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 been in the tire business since 1951. Giti Tire operates eight manufacturing plants and produces a broad range of tire products, serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, tire dealers and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Giti Tire began producing passenger and light truck tires in the US last year with the opening of the company’s 1.8 million square foot plant in Chester County, SC. The plant will produce five million passenger and light truck tires annually for the replacement and original equipment tire markets when at full capacity.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for North America. It markets and sells a family of brands: Giti, GT Radial, Primewell, and Dextero tires for high performance vehicles, passenger, SUV, light truck, and medium trucks through national retailers, independent retailers and distributors across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit www.gitiusa.com.