Kumho adds KL21 to its 4×4 range
Kumho recently introduced the Solus KL21 all-season tyre for on-road use as a way of extending the company refers to as its range for all seasons. Available in top-selling sizes such as 235/65 R17 and 235/60 R18, this street terrain tyre is designed to deliver wet traction combined with low noise and rolling resistance. The KL21 is extensively fitted by Hyundai and Kia to their latest SUV models and has recently been approved for fitment to the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
But Kumho’s 4×4 tyre range is much wider than this and covers popular SUVs such as Range Rover, Mercedes ML, Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg and BMW X5, as well as the established Land Rover Defender fitments.
The Road Venture MT KL71 for example is designed for ultimate durability and off-road traction. A wider footprint has the advantage of better floatation on soft surfaces (such as sand and bog) and superior stability on-road.
On the road, the tread pitch sequence and centre elements have been designed to give a quieter ride than typical MT tyres. The centre area of the tread is strong and solid, which maximizes on-road stability and braking. The high void directional pattern has excellent aquaplaning resistance and also sheds mud well. The shoulder lugs provide incredible off road traction on soft surfaces.
The Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 was the joint winner of the 2008 ‘ultimate tyre test’ organised by 4×4 Magazine and Land Rover World to establish the best mud-terrain tyre on the UK market.
The Road Venture AT KL78 is the most versatile tyre in the Kumho 4×4 range. Engineers designed the KL78 to be cross functional, with good road manners and competent off-road capability.
The KL 78’s tread compound stays flexible as temperatures drop. This, in combination with the aggressive groove and sipe pattern, gives the tyre excellent all-season and all-surface traction – even in snow. Its rugged tread pattern has obvious off-road advantages, and includes tie bars to improve on-road stability and carefully engineered block sequences to reduce tread noise.
Kumho’s latest ECSTA X3 KL17 line-up for top-of-the-range SUVs now includes most popular fitments, particularly in the 18in to 22in rim sizes. The X3 has been developed to take leadership in the UHP market and spearheads a growing selection of top-class, technology-driven Kumho products for SUVs