Kumho again OE supplier to Mercedes
-The premium tyre deal of the OE fitment of the Solus KL21 SUV tyres will likely help Kumho increase its brand recognition and global competitiveness.
Offenbach/Main, 10 January 2019 – After already providing OE tyres to the predecessor of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, from now on the latest Mercedes-Benz G-Class generation is also fitted with Kumho 265/60 R18 110H Solus KL21 SUV tyres ex factory at Austrian Graz.
The Kumho Solus KL21 is a well balanced SUV tyre with an outstanding driving comfort. The new High Dispersible Micro Silica tread compound stands for maximum grip on wet and dry roads. The rolling resistance optimized Solus KL21 guarantees a well balanced handling as well as superior mileage.
For more than ten years, Kumho Tire is the OE supplier of Mercedes-Benz. As first Korean tyre maker ever, in 2007 Kumho already provided the homologated tyre Solus KH15 MO in size 185/65 R15 88H for the former Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Junro Song, President at Kumho Tire Europe GmbH said: ”We are happy to again be fitting the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class from now on at the ex factory with our SUV tyre Solus KL21. The contract again shows our performance developing as well as manufacturing of tyres.
Thanks to the close cooperation Kumho can permanently come back to a technical know-how which only few tyre makers have. Developing and testing tyres for next generation cars means, for example to experiment with latest technologies and materials for designing even lighter tyres or designing tyres with an even better rolling resistance as requested by car makers or finally designing tyre sizes which are not yet available today.
That knowledge also helps with improving ac-tual products, for example by using optimized compounds at running productions. That’s why we are planning to intensify our cooperation with Mercedes-Benz in the future.”