RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (March 16) — Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. next year will sell what it is billing as the industry´s first 20-series ultra-high performance tire.
The tire, a version of Kumho´s Ecsta SPT line, was displayed as a prototype at last year´s Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. The tire has been tested and is being readied for manufacture, Kumho said.
The tire will be available in size 375/20R21 and paired with a size 275/30R19.
Rick Brennan, director of brand management for Kumho, said the company is committed to remaining in the forefront of new ideas. He cited Kumho's introduction of the first colored smoke tire, the first aroma tire and now the 20-series mass production tire.
The tire was developed at Kumho´s technical headquarters in South Korea.