ERJ staff report (TB)
Rancho Cucamongo, California -- Kumho Tire USA Inc. is offering its new high-mileage premium all-season eco Solus HM as the first in a series of eco-friendly tyres 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 â€œhigh mileageâ€ -- delivers â€œoutstanding traction, excellent ride comfortâ€ and a 100,000-mile limited treadwear warranty, which is one of the highest available from any tyre manufacturer, according to the Rancho Cucamonga-based company.
Rick Brennan, Kumho Tire USA's vice president of marketing, said â€œbeing earth friendly no longer requires sacrifices in tyre performance. Past technology required giving up traction to be less impactful to our environment.â€
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 tyres available in the standard touring segment.
The new tyre is available in 23 T-speed-rated sizes, ranging from 13- to 17-inch rim diameters, for vehicles from small sedans through minivans.
Kumho, the US distribution arm of South Korea's Kumho Tire Co., operates a central distribution facility at its headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga and four additional distribution centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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Tire Business (A Crain publication)