Suppliers

Kumho is OE supplier for Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Posted on October 30, 2013
The Kumho Solus KL21 is OE on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which is characterized by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction.

The Kumho Solus KL21 is OE on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which is characterized by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction.

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. has expanded its partnership with Daimler AG and will be the OE tire supplier for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Guard, which will be fitted with the Kumho Solus KL21 in size 265/60 R18. The G-Class is manufactured in Graz, Austria.

The Kumho Solus KL21, manufactured in Kumho’s plant in Vietnam, is available in rim diameters ranging from 16 to 20 inches. The all-purpose touring tire provides all-season traction in a variety of driving situations.

The symmetric pattern is optimized for low-rolling resistance and its tread compound improves mileage and traction. The wide tread grooves provide driving stability and optimized ride comfort. 

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, short for Geländewagen (cross-country vehicle), is a four-wheel drive vehicle produced by Magna in Austria. It uses three fully locking differentials, one of few vehicles to have such a feature.

The G-Class Guard offers the very highest standards of personal security, without compromising on comfort and even meets VR6 and VR7 ballistics resistance standards, the highest possible classifications. This vehicle is the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler’s history with a span of 34 years.

For more information visit www.KumhoTireUSA.com.

Related Topics: CUV tires, Kumho Solus KL21, Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., Mercedes-Benz G-Class, OE tires

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
One of the group activities was designed to reveal whether the marketing managers in attendance were leaders or followers. Then they were taught how to get people to follow the leaders.
News

BKT Works on Worldwide Team-Building

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) takes its corporate motto, “Growing together,” seriously. This year, the company hosted distribution partners from 36 countries and five continents at its third International Marketing Meeting. The event was held Jan. 26-27 in Seregno, Italy.

News

Titan To Raise Prices April 1

Titan International Inc. is increasing the prices of all Titan and Goodyear Farm tires produced and sold in North America beginning April 1.

News

Riccardo Cichi Leaves Pirelli After 27 Years

Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is searching for a new chief commercial officer for the NAFTA region. The company says Riccardo Cichi is leaving Pirelli effective Feb. 24 to pursue personal interests.

News

Union Official Calls Tariff Vote 'A Huge Mistake'

The leader of the United Steelworkers union says the International Trade Commission has made "a huge mistake" in not imposing tariffs on truck and bus tires from China. And based on early feedback from Modern Tire Dealer readers, tire dealers and particularly retreaders agree.

News

Two Asian Automotive Shows in One in March

Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and the inaugural edition of GarageXpo Asia will be held in conjunction with each other March 21-23, 2017, in Singapore. The events are organized by SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.

News

Double Coin Fights for Lower Tariff Rates — and Wins

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has admitted errors in its tariff calculations on two truck and bus tire manufacturers in China, and as a result has lowered the rates Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. — and all companies — will pay. 

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!