GT Radial SportActive 2 excels in Auto Bild summer 2023 tyre test 20th April 2023

Our GT Radial SportActive 2 has received a ‘good’ rating, and fourth place overall, to secure the brand’s highest ever position in the intensely independent Auto Bild summer tyres test.

In its final assessment the tyre was described as being safe on wet and dry roads, delivering excellent aquaplaning resistance and a good value for money ratio.

The 2023 assessment was undertaken on a BMW 3 Series on size 224/45R18 with tests included wet braking, wet handling, wet circles, straight aquaplaning, dry braking, dry handling and, from an environmental perspective, noise, rolling resistance and price.

Over 50 tyres took part the initial test phase with 20 going through to the final rounds and more rigorous analysis. The GT Radial SportActive 2 finished among and in many cases above the leading patterns of premium manufacturers.

Fabio Pecci-Boriani said: “We’re incredibly proud that the testers at Auto Bild have awarded our GT Radial SportActive 2 with their ‘good’ rating and fourth position overall.

“This acknowledgement underlines the development that we have invested in the latest product portfolio, resulting in the current generation of GT Radial SportActive 2 and the GT Radial FE2, which are quite simply excellent performing tyres at the right price point in the growing mid-market tyre segment.”

The GT Radial SportActive 2 is available in 42 passenger car and SUV sizes with rims ranging from
16-21”, section widths from 195-295, series sizes from 35-55 and speed indices from V-Y.

Across all sizes the GT Radial SportActive 2 has maintained its A label for wet grip with B-D for rolling resistance. The noise level also remains at 69db.

The tyre was designed and engineered at our European Research & Development Centre in Hannover, Germany, where the project scope was to deliver driving pleasure with precision control, superb wet and dry grip and long lasting mileage.