TGI's newest product, the Cosmo Stray Kat, is an all-position semi-steel specialty trailer tire that TGI claims is "overbuilt" to perform under duress. The tire's five-rib tread design, reinforced bead and proprietary compounding ensure low rolling resistance, better wet traction and longer tread life, TGI said.
The new product launches in six sizes: ST175/80R13; ST205/75R14; ST215/75R14; ST205/75R15; ST225/75R15; and ST235/80R16.
Pricing was not disclosed.
In addition, TGI is adding 17 C-range sizes covering five tread patterns for commercial vans to the Cosmo El Jefe light-truck tire lineup.
The El Jefe Van line features an "innovative" tread design that provides "first-class" performance in wet and dry conditions, TGI said, as well as reduced road noise.
TGI President Joaquin Gonzalez said the new products reflect TGI's goal of "providing a robust product offering that marries performance, quality and value."
The launch comprises five iterations of the El Jefe Van tire:
- Van I — one size, 235/65R16C;
- Van II — five C sizes covering 13-, 14-, 15- and 16-inch rim diameter fitments;
- Van III — four 15- and five 16-inch rim diameter sizes;
- Van IV — one size, 225/70R15C; and
- Van V — one size, 155R12C.
Cosmo is one of two proprietary brands handled by TGI, alongside the Astro brand. The Miami-based wholesale distributor also carries Atlas-, GT Radial- Kenda-, Kumho-, Mickey Thompson- and MRF-brand tires.