RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2008) — Kumho Tire Co. Inc. said it will supply original equipment tires for the Mercedes-Benz Viano X-Clusive multipurpose vehicle in Europe.
Kumho will provide about 10,000 of its KU19 tires, an ultra-high performance tire speed-rated to 360 km/hour, and offers improved wet weather handling.
A Kumho spokesman said the deal will help improve the tire maker's brand recognition as it attempts to strengthen its OE business operations in the U.S. and Europe. The company expects this fitment to have a ripple effect on sales in the replacement market.
This is the manufacturer's second OE fitment with Mercedes-Benz in Europe. In 2007, Kumho began supplying tires for the Mercedes-Benz A Class in Europe.