Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will have two Giti tire sizes as original equipment on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Giti’s ComfortA1 will be fitted on Passats in sizes 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H.
These are the first OE tire fitments Giti will manufacture at its Chester Country, S.C., plant. The 1.8 milllion square foot facility is expected to go into production later this year and produce 5 million tires annually for the replacement and original equipment tire markets at full capacity.
“One of our stated goals when we announced the Chester County plant was to become a valued original equipment supplier in North America,” said John Aben, senior vice president, OE and consumer sales, North America, for Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. “Today’s announcement is an important step in that direction, and we are thrilled that this first announced fitment is with such a prestigious automaker.”