RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (March 31, 2010)—Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is offering its new high-mileage premium all-season eco Solus HM as the first in a series of eco-friendly tires it claims will have less impact on the environment while delivering exceptional performance.
Manufactured with Kumho's latest rubber compounding technology, the eco Solus HM—the HM stands for “high mileage”—delivers “outstanding traction, excellent ride comfort” and a 100,000-mile limited treadwear warranty, which is one of the highest available from any tire manufacturer, according to the Rancho Cucamonga-based company.
Rick Brennan, Kumho Tire U.S.A.'s vice president of marketing, said “being earth friendly no longer requires sacrifices in tire performance. Past technology required giving up traction to be less impactful to our environment.”
The company said it has changed that by combining high anti-abrasion rubber technology with eco-friendly processing oils in the eco Solus HM, helping make it one of the lowest cost-per-mile tires available in the standard touring segment.
The new tire is available in 23 T-speed-rated sizes, ranging from 13- to 17-inch rim diameters, for vehicles from small sedans through minivans.