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GT Radial Champiro SX2 GITI Tire (USA) Ltd.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014) — GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. has launched the GT Radial Champiro SX2 extreme summer performance tire in North America.

Giti said the Champiro SX2 is developed for driving enthusiasts who want higher levels of traction, response and driving control in dry and wet conditions.

Backed by a five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty, Giti said, the Champiro SX2 lineup includes six popular sizes, including 195/50ZR15, 245/40ZR17, 215/45ZR17, 225/45ZR17, 235/45ZR17 and 265/35ZR18, with more sizes currently under development.

Vehicle fitments include: Honda Civic Si; Honda S2000; Mitsubishi Lancer Evo; Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V; Scion FR-S; Subaru BRZ; and Subaru Impreza WRX.

“We’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Champiro SX2 in North America and are thrilled that this product is now available for enthusiast drivers,” said David Shelton, director of marketing for Giti Tire, which markets and sells GT Radial tires in North America.

 “We are confident they will love how their car performs with our tire’s extremely aggressive tread design and high-grip compound.”

Features of the new tire include:

  • A dual block design with extra wide shoulder blocks to increase cornering stability and grip on all road surfaces;
  • A tread compound that includes silica technology, providing adhesion to dry and wet roads; and
  • Three wide circumferential grooves to provide wet traction by reducing the risk of aquaplaning. The gradient step design of the tread’s central ribs helps to reduce heat generation, which has a detrimental effect on the life and performance of the tire, Giti said.


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