Kumho covering eco/EV tyre segment with two products

Kumho Ecowing ES31

The latest eco-friendly offering from Kumho is the Ecowing ES31. This successor to the KH27 is now available in a total of 46 sizes for 14- to 17-inch rim diameters, and around 70 percent of these carry an EU label grade of ‘B’ for rolling resistance. The sizes include all key fitments for bestselling small and medium-sized hatchbacks and saloons such as the VW Polo and Golf, Fiat 500, Audi A1, A2, A3 and A4, BMW 1 and 2 Series, Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio.

The ES31’s asymmetric pattern includes a quartet of wide drainage channels for optimum wet weather performance; a stiff centre rib for minimal rolling resistance; and aerodynamically designed shoulders for improved wind resistance that feature novel heat dissipation dimples on the inner flank.

Wattrun VS31

Kumho Wattrun VS31

Kumho Tire specifically designed the Kumho VS31 for use on the latest-technology electric vehicles entering the European market. The tyre is thus very light, weighing around 25 per cent less than a conventional tyre. It offers a combination of low rolling resistance and grippiness in the wet. The asymmetric pattern features a trio of wide drainage channels to minimise the possibility of aquaplaning on wet roads, a pair of firm central ribs for optimum rolling resistance and noise suppression, and open shoulder grooves to maximise handling and cornering performance.

With label grades of A/B, the VS31 has already won a German Red Dot Design award and an American Green Good Design accolade. It is currently available in two sizes, 195/65 R15 91H and 205/55 R16 91V.

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