Kumho Tire has been selected by the Volkswagen Group as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the new 2018 Atlas SUV. As the newest and largest member of the Volkswagen portfolio, the seven-passenger family-ready SUV will available with the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 in a 245/60R18 fitment and equipped with standard Kumho Crugen HP91’s in 245/60R18 and 255/50R20 fitments. The North American market will offer Crugen Premium KL33 equipped Atlas SUV’s while the overseas market will offer the Crugen HP91 equipped vehicles.
Kumho’s best-selling SUV pattern’s Crugen Premium KL33 and Crugen HP91 will be supplied to Volkswagen’s factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee where they will assemble the spacious and multi-trim level SUV that features advanced interior technology and a unique to its class Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.
“We are elated to be associated with Volkswagen’s exciting new entry into the SUV category by supplying the 2018 Atlas with our Crugen Premium tires,” said Harry Choi, CEO of Kumho Tire USA. “The extensive collaboration with Volkswagen further demonstrates our strategic and steadfast focus on expanding our global OE business. We are thrilled to provide our proven and high-quality product with advanced technology.”
The exceptional all-weather performance and smooth, comfortable and quiet ride of the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 are created through an upgraded silica compound and noise-canceling tread that reduces road noise and vibration.