Kumho Adds to Its All-Season UHP Lineup
Kumho Tire USA Inc. has combined all-season capability with performance for its newest tire, the Ecsta PA51. The ultra-high performance tire is available in 43 sizes, with a dozen more sizes to be added later this year. The Ecsta PA51 offers both weather reactive technology and a comfortable ride. It provides a road-hugging grip, and a quieter drive in diverse weather conditions. The tread design allows for high-end performance, plus extended tread life.
“This is an extremely important segment for Kumho Tire given the forecasted growth of the UHP all-season market," says Shawn Denlein, executive vice president of sales and marketing of Kumho Tire USA. "We are proud and excited to share and demonstrate our unwavering commitment to innovation and technology by introducing a premium tire that amplifies the overall driving experience and surpasses the expectations of our consumers.”
The Ecsta PA51 covers about 95% of the top UHP all-season fitments in the market, Kumho says. the tire offers drivers smooth handling and grip for all seasons, as well as improved wet and dry braking.
Kumho says the tire also offers four key features:
Everyday performance: The strengthened center rib and outside shoulder block stiffness offer great handling, as well as a tire that that provides longer and more even wear.
Wet traction: Four wide circumferential grooves and open shoulder lateral grooves help to evacuate water from underneath the tire to provide wet weather traction and prevent hydroplaning.
Luxury: Kumho’s variable pitch sequence technology helps to minimize noise to provide a quieter and more comfortable drive.
All-season confidence: Full-depth winter sipes help maximize winter traction and driving stability. The new zig-zag circumferential groove also creates biting edges to increase winter traction and remove slush without sacrificing wet traction.
The Ecsta PA51 is backed by a 45,000 mileage limited tread wear warranty and road hazard warranty.
For more information about Kumho, visit www.KumhoTireUSA.com.