Kumho Tire was chosen by BMW to be the OEM supplier for the new X3 SUV. Kumho Tire is delivering an ultra-high performance tire in a 245/50R19 105W fitment on BMW’s latest-generation X3 four-door hatchback sport activity vehicle (SAV), offering outstanding hydroplaning resistance and driving stability at high speeds.
The BMW X3 launched the mid-size SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) segment in 2003. The car that emerges sportier than its predecessor, yet avoids compromising on ride comfort, BMW has recorded more than 1.6 million new registrations of the X3 worldwide. And now with Kumho tire, the new BMW X3 is set to write the next chapter in this success story with an even more striking and dynamic design that is powerful yet also incorporates efficient drive systems and luxurious features.
The Crugen HP91 highlights a newly developed compound providing a comfortable ride and excellent wear characteristics. The tread design maximizes steering stability by reinforcing rigidity and also creates a balanced contact patch with the road. The HP91 also features 4 wide circumferential grooves for enhanced performance on wet surfaces for all-season traction and control.
BMW began production of the new X3 at their Spartanburg factory in June of last year and the tires are manufactured at Kumho’s Gwangju plant in the South Heolla Province of Korea.
“Kumho’s high levels of quality and engineering were the key success factors.” said Harry Choi, CEO, Kumho Tire USA. “Kumho Tire is fully committed to its continuous innovative development on products and maintaining exceptional service to our partners. “
Kumho Tire’s original equipment tires are also installed on BMW’s 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, Volkswagen’s Polo and more.