New Ecsta Le Sport – designed for top European marques
Kumho’s new Ecsta LE Sport KU39 is an asymmetric ultra high performance tyre designed for Europe’s top car marques; the manufacturer reports the tyre was developed using the latest KADAS prediction tools and on Europe’s most demanding test tracks. The Y speed rated product’s key selling points are its enhanced performance, braking in wet conditions and controlled ride and refinement. Kumho says its high grip tread compound ensures maximum traction and braking performance, while its specially designed casing provides impressive high speed stability.
This fresh offering from the Korean company is regarded as a milestone product by Kumho – one that takes it to the next tier of tyre performance. It is currently available in over 50 sizes from 16 to 20-inches, most with extra load capability.
Ecsta HM KH31
The Ecsta HM KH31 is aimed at one of the most demanding areas of the European tyre market – that occupied by such perennial top selling models as the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and VW Golf. In a recent tyre test, the highly influential German automotive magazine Auto Bild ranked it third overall out of 14 summer products from 13 tyre manufacturers (including Michelin, Continental, Pirelli and Goodyear), and ‘exemplary’ overall. Kumho’s KH31 is available in a wide range of sizes from 155/65R14 to 225/40R18.
Kumho was among the first tyre manufacturers to supply run-flat tyres for the European replacement market and the company introduced its first XRP or Extended Run-Flat Performance version of the Ecsta SPT KU31 for the Mini Cooper in 2005. This has since been joined by the most popular BMW fitments from 195/55R16 to 245/40R18, which between them cover the majority of models in the Mini, 1, 3 and 5 Series BMW ranges.