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Kumho expands Ecsta V710, ASX lineups

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Kumho Tire U.S.A. has expanded it lineup of sizes for the Ecsta V710 and Ecsta ASX.

The Ecsta V710, Kumho's latest DOT race tire, has done very well in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) competition since its introduction in the spring of 2004, winning dozens of road races and claiming 21 titles at the 2004 SCCA Solo National Championships, the company notes.

The tire was originally available in seven sizes, ranging from 205/50R15 to 315/35R18. Ten additional sizes are now available: 215/50R13, 195/55R14, 205/55R14, 225/50R14, 225/50R15, 215/40R16, 225/50R16, 245/45R16, 245/35R18 and 285/30R18.

The Ecsta ASX, Kumho’s ultra-high performance all-season tire, was also introduced in 2004. The ASX was originally available in 37 sizes, ranging from 195/55R15 to 275/35R18. Twelve new sizes are now available, including: 195/65R15, 205/65R15, 195/60R15, 205/60R15, 225/60R15, 215/60R16, 225/60R16, 235/60R16, 225/55R17, 225/50R17, 235/50R17 and 235/50R18.

"Racers are clamoring for the V710, so we plan to add even more sizes in the next 18 months," said Rick Brennan, director of brand management for Kumho Tire U.S.A. "Consumers like the ASX because it provides great performance in any kind of weather, and these new sizes will enable our dealers to offer the tire to an even broader segment of the market."

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