Kumho Supplies 20-Inch 45 Series CV Tyre


Kumho has announced that it has developed the world’s first 20-inch commercial vehicle tyre in 45 profile, and is supplying it to Hyundai for Original Equipment fit to the Solati Limousine, the company’s premium minibus. The version of the Kumho PorTran KC53 concerned comes in size 245/45R20C 115/113R.

New Fitment OE on Solati Limousine

The Solati Limousine was originally shod with 16-inch tyres. The challenge of increasing the size to 20 inch was given to several tyre manufacturers, but it was only Kumho that managed to satisfy Hyundai’s needs.

“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.

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David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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