Kumho Introduces New Tyres
(Las Vegas/Tire Review) Kumho Tire USA officially launched its latest touring tyre line – the Solus KR21 – during the SEMA Show. The Solus KR21 replaces Kumho’s 732 and 795 products. Kumho said the Solus KR21 delivers a refined balance of high mileage, low noise and exceptional ride comfort, along with all-season traction and confidence-inspiring handling.
The KR21 will be a “megaline” tyre, which Kumho said will reduces the number of SKUs a dealer will have to carry. The KR21 carries a T speed rating and a UTQG of 600, and will be available in the first quarter of 2007 in nearly 50 sizes, ranging from 155/80R13 to 235/65R18.
Kumho also launched the new Road Venture APT KL51, an all-purpose touring tyre designed for light trucks and SUVs, was introduced by Kumho Tire USA during the SEMA Show. Kumho officials said the new tyre features an all-season tread compound formulated to “deliver excellent wet and dry traction and enhanced mileage performance,” as well as “a comfortable ride, decreased road noise and driving stability.” The APT KL51 will be available in the first quarter of 2007 in 25 sizes with black sidewalls, ranging from 225/70R15 to 255/60R18, and in 11 sizes with outlined white letters, ranging from 225/75R15 to 255/65R17.