Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos
The Kia range recently grew with the arrival of the Seltos. The compact SUV officially debuted in India on 20 June, and in addition to spearheading Kia’s planned growth in that market, Seltos models will be exported around the world. The Seltos is heading our away soon and will reach Europe from September. It will be wearing Kumho tyres when it arrives in showrooms.
Kumho, and nothing but Kumho. Kia has chosen the Ecsta HS51 as exclusive original equipment tyre for the Seltos. Depending on selected specification, customers will receive their new SUV fitted with the Kumho Ecsta HS51 in either size 205/60 R16 92H, 215/55 R17 94V or 235/45 R18 94V.
The tyre maker will also supply original equipment Kumho rubber in markets outside Europe. Kumho Tire says that Seltos models sold in South Korea, North America and other markets outside Europe will exclusively come with the Kumho Solus TA31 or the Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91 tyre models.
Insoo Kim, head of OE sales at Kumho Tire, comments that the Seltos is “strategically an extremely important vehicle” for Kia. “We are delighted that Kia has selected Kumho as exclusive original equipment partner for such an important vehicle. This shows our capabilities and also the trust that numerous vehicle manufacturers now have in products from Kumho Tire.”