Kumho extends 4×4 fitments
Meeting the increasing demands of larger 4×4 tyres, Kumho’s 4×4 tyre range is designed to cover popular Range Rover, Mercedes ML, Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg and BMW X5 models as well as established Land Rover Defender fitments. Its latest ECSTA X3 KL17 line-up for top-of-the-range SUVs now includes popular fitments in the 18-22” size range. Kumho says the tyre has been designed to “take leadership” of the UHP market, spearheading a growing selection of technology-driven Kumho products for SUVs.
It heads a range including the recently introduced Solus KL21 all-season tyre for on-road use, available in top-selling sizes such as 235/65R17 and 235/60R18, and fitted by Hyundai and Kia to their latest SUV models. Kumho says the tyre has recently received approval for fitment on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The Road Venture AT KL78 is the most versatile tyre in the Kumho 4×4 range, for all-terrain conditions, while the MT KL71 edition has a wider footprint for soft surface use. The tyre’s tread is designed to reduce the noise of typical MT tyres. The KL 78’s tread compound stays flexible as temperatures drop.
Kumho’s Marshal range also offers four patterns led by the KL17 and KL51. The Matrac X3 KL17 range recently introduced for top line SUVs includes most popular sizes for 15-22” rims, including Y speed rated and XL fitments, while the Road Venture APT KL51 all-purpose street touring tyre adds 15-18” fitments, including several V-rated sizes.