SEMA Show 2006: Kumho Adds Ecsta Run-flat
(Las Vegas/Tire Review) Kumho Tire USA expanded its lineup of run-flat tyres with the addition of the Ecsta SPT XRP. Initially, Kumho will offer 13 run-flat sizes of the Ecsta SPT XRP, ranging from 195/55R16 to 245/45ZR18. “Owners of vehicles that are equipped with run-flat tyres don’t have a lot of options when it’s time to replace those tyres,” said Rick Brennan, Kumho’s director of brand management.
“The SPT XRP will offer these drivers an ultra high performance alternative to the OE runflats.” The SPT XRP enables a driver who experiences a loss of tyre air pressure to get his vehicle to a place where the tyre can safely be changed or repaired. The SPT XRP can be driven up to 50 miles at 50 mph with no air in the tyre, Kumho said.