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Portran KC53 – Kumho’s latest LCV tyre offering

  The recently introduced Kumho KC53 is primarily designed for the latest generation of large commercial vans and is gradually superseding the long-serving 857 in popular 15” and 16” sizes. The heavy-duty KC53 boasts a wide tread and stable block pattern ensuring outstanding dry handling, even in maximum load conditions. Broad cross-grooves provide precise steering

Kumho-shod McCarthy enjoys strong season

County Derry-born Marty McCormack is enjoying a notably strong season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and, with a typically skilful showing and trouble-free run in the last remaining round, could well achieve a well-deserved podium finish in this hard-fought series.

Kumho truck tyre division goes from strength to strength

Kumho continues to reap the benefit of its return to the truck tyre market and is achieving rapidly growing sales courtesy of some very well accepted new products. KRS50 The extra-load, Euro 6 compliant KRS50 regional steer pattern became available in 295/80 size last year and, according to the man spearheading the company’s CV tyre

Kumho shod cars perform well

Kumho shod cars turned in some great results at the recent Fuchs Lubricants RAC Historic Asphalt Championship, with David Kynaston in his TR7 V8, finishing 8th overall and 1st in class, as well as Guy Woodcock/David Williams finishing 7th overall and 3rd in class in their Ford Escort. For the first time this season, the Mintex MSA British Historic

Kumho is gearing up for winter

UK drivers are now far better educated in the values of winter and all-weather tyres than before the big freeze of 2011 through the work of tyre safety organisations such as TyreSafe, and Kumho’s latest cold-weather range recognises that demand for such products continues to rise across the board. It comprises: The WinterCraft WP71 is

Kumho OE on new Volkswagen Polo

The new Volkswagen Polo leaves the factory equipped with Kumho tyres. Already a supplier for the fifth generation of the model, Kumho is now supplying its Ecowing ES01 KH27 in 185/65 R15 88H size for fitment to the sixth generation cars that are being manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Pamplona, Spain. The KH27 has been

90 different sizes for the all-season Solus HA31

Numerous new size options have been added to the range o Kumho’s latest all-season tyre, the Solus HA31, bringing the total as high as 90. The Solus HA31is the ideal pattern for drivers of passenger cars and SUVs seeking optimum performance and reliability in all weathers. It features lateral grooves for enhanced wet road performance,

Kumho wins international design award

Winning international design awards has become something of a habit for the innovative South Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho, and for the second consecutive year it is guaranteed a prize in the automotive and transport category of America’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The product that attracted the judge’s approval this time around is the ‘Birth

Qingdao Doublestar acquires 42% of Kumho 

It now looks like Qingdao Doublestar Tire’s acquisition of a 42.01 per cent share in Kumho Tire will go ahead. In March, China’s Qingdao Doublestar Co. signed a US$ 852 million)  deal to acquire this stake in Kumho Tire, but the process of acquisition was delayed over how much Kumho Tire should pay for the use of the

Thumbs-up for the Crugen Premium KL33

The American not-for-profit consumer watchdog organisation Consumer Reports has awarded second place in its SUV tyre category to the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33. The commendation followed 12 months of testing by tyre experts acting on behalf of the organisation and is a clear recommendation to consumers to purchase the product. The tyre scored especially well

Kumho unveils latest mud-terrain 4×4 tyre

Kumho’s latest mud-terrain offering for 4×4 vehicles, the MT51 has been designed to fit below the company’s extreme off-road pattern, the well-established Road Venture MT KL71, and therefore combines great off-road capability with a very impressive level of on-road performance; not least first class braking on both gravel and tarmac. The MT51 achieves its notable