Kumho Crugen HP91
The Kumho Crugen HP91 is an ultra high performance summer tyre for powerful lifestyle and luxury 4x4s and SUVs. Replacing the long-serving and popular Ecsta X3 KL17, it meets all of the handling needs of a modern SUV and optimises driving experience.
New to the Kumho portfolio, the Crugen HP91 offers excellent wet grip and stability, in addition to impressive mileage and better all-round handling.
The Crugen HP91's compound utilises innovative technology and high quality materials to ensure performance.
Kumho's engineers have enhanced its compound with a high percentage of dispersible silica. Firstly, this aids wet grip, improving handling and braking in wet conditions. At the same time, this innovation reduces rolling resistance and improves the tyre's wear rate.
To maximise performance, the Crugen HP91's intelligent compound works in conjunction with its cutting-edge tread pattern.
The Crugen HP91's asymmetric tread design features four wide circumferential grooves and lateral grooves for water drainage. They help to quickly and effectively evacuate water from the tyre's contact patch. This has the effect of aiding wet grip and reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Furthermore, longitudinal centre ribs with splitting edge blocks ensure high speed driving stability on straight stretches, while maximised block rigidity and stiffness improves grip and stability when entering corners. These features also increase the Crugen HP91's durability and mileage, at the same time as allowing for responsive handling and steering on all surfaces.
What's more, the tread pattern also generates less noise, meaning a quieter and more comfortable ride.
Kumho Crugen HP91 Features
- Excellent resistance to aquaplaning
- Improved handling, stability and steering on all surfaces
- Impressive mileage and wear life thanks to innovative silica compound
Kumho Crugen HP91 Tests & Reviews
Kumho first showed the Crugen HP91 in the UK at the demanding Rockingham Motor Speedway. It received lots of positive customer feedback.
Since its launch, the Crugen HP91 has received many more positive reviews. It performs assuredly in wet and dry conditions alike, with its excellent grip instilling confidence in drivers on even the most challenging of country lanes. It also provides responsive handling and positive steering, and feels secure and comforting on the road. Moreover, customers have praised the Crugen HP91 for the surprisingly quiet, comfortable ride it provides. Finally, the Crugen HP91 offers excellent value for money; a number of reviews claim it performs as well as a premium brand tyre, and talk about its impressive mileage and fuel efficiency.
As of spring 2018, the third generation BMW X3 has been fitted with the HP91 as standard.
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Kumho Crugen HP91 Sizes
The Crugen HP91 is available in a wide range of sizes, for rim diameters of 17" to 21" and speed ratings V, W and Y.
It can fit the Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque and the BMW X3 and X5, in addition to the Volvo XC90 and XC60.
If you're interested in the Crugen HP91, why not head over to our Kumho brand page to discover the company's other popular tread patterns.