Kumho supplies 20”, 45 profile tyre for Hyundai Solati Limousine

Kumho has developed a 20” commercial vehicle tyre in 45 profile for the Hyundai Solati Limousine

Kumho has developed a 20-inch commercial vehicle tyre in 45 profile, a product it calls a world first. The manufacturer will supply the PorTran KC53 in size 245/45R20C 115/113R to Hyundai as original equipment on the Solati Limousine. The minibus was originally shod with 16 inch tyres, with a number of tyre manufacturers tasked with increasing the tyre size prior to Kumho satisfying the car manufacturer’s needs.

“The OE approval of the unique 20-inch, 45 series PorTran KC53 for exclusive fitment to the Solati Limousine is further confirmation of our advanced technical capabilities,” stated Lee Younchang, head of light commercial tyre development at Kumho Tire. “We will continue developing the proprietary technologies that allow us to manufacture products of the highest quality and meet the needs of our customers.”

Launched in 2015, the Solati Limousine is primarily targeted at the Korean and European markets. It is manufactured in Jeonju, Korea and is also assembled in Turkey in a joint venture with commercial vehicle specialist Karsan and sold under the model name H350. Boasting a sophisticated design, high levels of quietness and a roomy interior, the minibus is an increasingly popular purchase around the world. Last year Hyundai worked with SM Entertainment to redesign it for the benefit of those in the singing and acting professions – a collaboration that inspired the ‘Solati Moving Hotel’, which garnered for Hyundai a “Red Dot: Best of the Best” award. The vehicle is not currently marketed in the UK.

The Kumho PorTran KC53 has been designed for the latest generation of light commercial vehicles and optimised to deliver exceptional highway performance. It boasts a wide tread and stable block pattern ensuring outstanding dry handling, even in maximum load conditions. Broad cross-grooves provide precise steering in both dry and wet conditions, while wide straight circumferential grooves minimise the risk of aquaplaning. A robust carcass results in improved traction and higher mileage, while low rolling resistance ensures optimum fuel efficiency.

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