Kumho’s ECSTA KU39 has excelled in tyres tests carried out by the highly respected Wheels Magazine.
The leading Australia motoring mag was bowled over by the performance of the Kumho LE Sport KU39, which finished a close third behind offerings from Europe’s two biggest tyre makers and ahead of well established and respected Japanese brands.
Wheel Magazine concluded that: “Third place for the Kumho is a great result, and it showed up some big names from Bridgestone and Dunlop.”
The ECSTA KU39, the asymmetric ultra high performance tyre designed with Europe’s top car marques in mind, finished just 29 percentage points behind the winning Michelin Pilot Sport 3, and 1.5 percentage points from the Continental ContiSportContact2.
It topped the wet braking challenge and was ranked second in both the wet cornering and dry slalom tests, which resulted in an overall score of 96.5 percent.
Edmund Cho, the managing director of Kumho Tyres Australia, said: “The result is an undisputed confirmation that Kumho has arrived as a tyre brand, delivering tyres that perform at their highest levels at affordable prices.
“The performance of the ECSTA KU39 in the Wheels test shows it is a world class performance tyre capable of holding its own against any of the acknowledged industry leaders, and underlines the fact that Kumho is now one of the world’s top tyre brands.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office