The increase, reports the manufacturer, follows a four-year design and test period on different fleet types across various sectors.
Improvements in the latest product include an enhanced tyre profile, advanced belt construction and a new tread compound. In addition, the tyre has more rolling resistance and better wet braking, both of which result in B labelling.
The design and manufacturing developments also give better retreadability, says Giti.
The tyre is available in 385/65R22.5 164K and 385/55R22.5 160K, with both sizes 3PMSF marked.
“Trailer tyres make up 35% of the European truck tyre market and it is imperative we have a product which is comparable against the very best in the sector,” says Tony McHugh, TBR sales and marketing director UK at Giti Tire.
“We will actively be targeting original equipment trailer manufacturers as well as the aftermarket with this tyre, having concluded the excellent price-per-mile (ppm) achievable.
“It is also worth noting the GTR955 is our very first trailer tyre to carry the ‘Combi Road’ designation, which means it will be used in both long distance and national usage – which, again, widens its appeal.”