Kumho Tyres is firming its grip in the SUV segment and in particular among the Jeep models. Previously the supplier of choice for models such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Fiat Freemont, it is now supplying rubber for the new Jeep Renegade.
The Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 tyres have been selected for the job as they have been specially developed for SUVs. The tyres being delivered to the factory located at Melfi, in the Potenza province of Italy, are in two sizes of 215/60R17 100V XL and 225/55R18 98H.
These particular set of tyres have been selected as they offer an impressive degree of comfort at speed and also have good handling characteristics in addition to low noise levels. The Kumho Crugen Premium tyres have better level of traction on both wet and dry surfaces, which are always a bonus for an SUV.
Frank Gilsdorf, the aengineer responsible for the contract at the Frankfurt-based Kumho European Technical Centre said: “Working in close co-operation with our client FCA, we have adjusted the Crugen Premium KL33 to the specific needs of the new Jeep Renegade. This latest contract from FCA underlines the good level of co-operation that exists between our two companies and the consistently high quality of our tyres.”