The Gislaved history goes back to 1893 when the two brothers Carl and Wilhelm Gislow began manufacturing rubber products inily: the small town of Gislaved in Sweden. The real tyre production started in 1905 when the company started producing bicycle tyres as well as the first Swedish car tyres. Since the first Volvo left the plant in 1927 in Gothenburg, the company has been fitting Gislaved tyres to its cars as standard. In 1992 Gislaved became part of Continental AG, Europe's second-largest tyre group, thereby gaining access to truly impressive resources for developing, testing and manufacturing tyres.
For many years the winter tyres of the Gislaved brand have been used as a reference for winter performance assessments, year after year they serve as benchmark for safe driving in northern winters.
The Gislaved brand offers a comprehensive range of products for winter driving; from Nordic studdable and soft compound tyres to typical Central European winter tyres, all products offer excellent performance that guarantee the optimal grip on snow and ice as well as ensuring safe driving on wet and dry roads.
Along with the superb winter products, Gislaved offers a wide range of summer tyres that are developed with the same attention to detail. These tyres always ensure safety, robustness and comfort under all driving conditions.
The Gislaved Tyre Range:
1.1. Passenger Segment T: Speed 616
The Gislaved Speed 616 has been designed for compact and mid-size cars.
This tyre ensures outstanding wet grip, optimum braking performance and low rolling resistance. The Speed 616 offers a high degree of safety and comfort on both wet and dry roads. All tyre dimensions are available up to 190 km/h (Speed Symbol T).
1.2. Passenger Segment H / V/ W: Speed 606
The new Gislaved Speed 606 has been specially designed for high performance cars, as it ensures maximum safety, combined with good handling characteristics and short braking distances on both wet and dry roads. The new tyre is approved for speeds up to 270 km/h will be available from spring 2006.
1.3. Van : Speed C
Thanks to its outstanding wet grip and excellent mileage performance, the Speed C offers optimum safety and robustness even under high load. Its main qualities are short braking distances, good cornering stability and a quiet rolling noise.
2.1. Passenger studdable/studded Q/T: Nord*Frost 5
The Gislaved Nord*Frost 5 builds on the technology of its predecessor resulting in a tyre with outstanding winter performance whether it is on snow, ice or in dry driving conditions.
Thanks to its advanced tread pattern concept with new sipes and studs technology and its innovative tread compound, the Nord*Frost 5 fullfils the expectations of the most demanding drivers.
2.2. Passenger soft compound Q: Soft*Frost 2
Thanks to its highly structured directional pattern with many wavy sinusoidal sipes and its soft compound the Soft*Frost 2 ensures outstanding performance in deep snow and ice. The Soft*Frost 2 targets mainly the Nordic markets but it also boasts high performance and safety on dry and wet roads.
It is available in 80 to 35 series, suitable for 13 up to 16 inch rims and approved for speeds up to 160 km/h.
2.3. Passenger Europe T/H: Euro*Frost 3 silica
The Euro*Frost 3 Silica has been especially developed for the most challenging winter conditions of Central Europe; it does not only offer superb grip on snow and ice, but also ensures safe driving in both wet and dry conditions.
The combination of the optimized tread pattern, the zigzag grooves and sipes ensures its excellent performance on snow and ice, while the deep circumferential channels and the lateral grooves ensure a high degree of safety in the wet. Last but not least, the combination of rugged shoulder lugs and sipes of differents depths ensures high performance in dry conditions.
The Euro*Frost 3 silica is available in 80 to 45 series, suitable for 13 up to 17 inch rims and approved for speeds up to 210 km/h (H rated).
2.4. Van (studdable) Nord*Frost C
The Nord*Frost C offers high traction and braking on snow-covered and icy roads and can be fitted with steel studs.
Improved mileage performance is achieved by utilising the latest technology. The tyre contour ensures even ground pressure distribution, with reduced partial slip and improved tyre wear pattern.
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