Kumho has developed what it claims is the world’s first 20-inch commercial vehicle tyre in 45 profile, the PorTran KC53.
The Kumho PorTran KC53 comes in size 245/45R20C 115/113R, and the Korean tyre maker will also be supplying it to Hyundai as OE fit to the Solati Limousine, the company’s premium minibus.
“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.”
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.