RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire USA Ltd. has earned its first original equipment fitment for tires that will be manufactured at its new plant in Chester County, S.C.
Giti said two of its tire sizes will be OE on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. The premium all-season Giti ComfortA1 will be OE fitment in sizes 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H. The VW Passat is manufactured in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Singapore-headquartered Giti budgeted $560 million for the 1.8 million sq.-ft. facility, which is expected to begin production later this year.
Giti has been sourced as original equipment on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, the German auto maker's new full-size sport utility vehicle (SUV). The Atlas, which will be made at VW's Chattanooga plant, has three rows and seats up to seven.