Are GT Radial tyres good? Introducing the GT Radial portfolio

By Julia Freeman

GT Radial tyres may not be as familiar to you as some of the major tyre brands such as Michelin and Pirelli, but they have managed to establish a solid reputation for being of high quality without a premium price tag.

GT Radial tyres are made by Giti Tire - a globally recognised tyre manufacturer with over 60 years of experience in their industry and more than 30,000 employees worldwide. Although based in Singapore, they have manufacturing facilities in China, Indonesia, and the USA and several R&D centres across the globe, including the UK and Germany.

Giti manufacture tyres for a wide range of vehicles, including passenger cars, light trucks and vans, SUVs and 4x4s. They make tyres that can handle different terrains, ultra-high-performance tyres, summer and winter tyres, and all-season tyres. Their tyres are sold in more than 130 countries around the world.

GT Radial is an original equipment OE tyre supplier for General Motors, Citroën, Peugeot and Dacia. This demonstrates just how highly thought of GT Radial's products really are.

So, are GT Radials the right tyre for your vehicle?

This GT Radial tyre review can help to you decide. Let's start by looking at some of their most popular models.

Maxtour All Season

The Maxtour All Season tyre is designed for use on saloons, coupes, crossovers, SUVs, and minivans. It offers a quiet and comfortable ride, enhanced mileage, and improved all-year-round performance.

The Maxtour all season features a unique compound that offers enhanced performance in wet and light-snow, variable pitch technology that reduces tyre noise, lateral grooves that evacuate water and slush, and zigzag sipes that offer improved traction.

This tyre is available in sizes from 13 to 16 inches, speed ratings of T and H, and is also M+S rated.

Champiro VP1

The Champiro VP1 is an all-season touring tyre that can be fitted to a wide variety of saloons, coupes, minivans, smaller SUVs, and crossovers. This tyre can deliver an excellent combination of performance, safety, control, fuel economy and comfort.

There are a number of key features that make this one of the best all-season tyres on the market for drivers on a tight budget.

It features an all-season rubber tread compound that delivers reliable traction in wet and dry conditions. The tread has lateral grooves and wide shoulder blocks, which together, enhance both the grip and the steering responsiveness.

The tyre's tread block design is optimised for performance and features four deep circumferential grooves, in addition to several integral lateral grooves. These all help to disperse water from the tyre, thus reducing the risk of hydroplaning.

The tread blocks also feature numerous sipes, which provide extra biting edges to boost traction in rainy or snowy conditions. The tread itself has a unique design that helps to reduce the rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency.

GT Radial also incorporates noise-cancelling technology in this tyre which reduces the overall road noise and vibration.

This tyre is available in sizes ranging between 13 inches and 18 inches.

Champiro SX2

The Champiro SX2 is an ultra-high-performance summer tyre that is designed for sports coupes, saloons and sports cars. It offers high levels of traction, steering response, control, and cornering grip in dry and wet conditions alike.

The key features of this tyre include extra-wide shoulders, wide central rib, aggressive tread design, and two wide circumferential grooves.

The extra-wide shoulders help to boost cornering stability, reliability, and grip. The wide central rib boosts traction and steering response. The aggressive tyre tread design features silica in the compound, which helps to reduce braking distances and enhance its grip. The two wide circumferential grooves at the centre of the tread serve to quickly expel water from beneath the tyre, thus reducing the risk of aquaplaning in rainy conditions. The sports gradient design helps to distribute heat more evenly, preventing premature wear and tear.

This tyre is available in sizes between 15 inches and 18 inches.

Extensive tyre choice

In addition to GT Radial's Maxtour and Champiro tyres, Protyre sell a wide variety of other brands. The range includes premium tyres from the big names such as Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear; mid-range offerings from the likes of Avon, Falken, Firestone, and Sumitomo; and economy/low-cost options from brands including Autogrip, Ovation, Budget, and Enduro-Runway. All Protyre garages are staffed by experienced and qualified fitters.

You can order your tyres online and book a fitting either via the website or by giving your local Protyre a call. To find your closest Protyre garage, simply enter your postcode in the search function on our website. The results are displayed with the nearest first and can also be viewed on a map.

Other services

In addition to tyre-fitting, Protyre garages offer MOTs, servicing and a range of free vehicle safety checks, including checks on brakes, tyres, air-conditioning, steering, and more. As with our tyre fitting, these can be booked online or over the phone, whichever suits you best.

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By Julia Freeman
Julia is Head of Retail Marketing for Protyre and loves engaging with customers and the business as a whole to make sure Protyre is more than just a local garage.
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