March 28, 2020

Kumho OE Supplier for Audi Q5

Kumho Crugen Premium KL33
Kumho Crugen Premium KL33

Kumho recently announced that the company is to supply its Crugen Premium KL33 pattern for OE fitment to the Audi Q5 built in the US.

The Crugen series of tyres was specifically developed in response to the emergence of urban SUVs, for which the Crugen Premium KL33 is a top-selling product. Optimised for the high-performance examples in this class, Kumho said the KL33 offers exceptional on-road handling and braking, plus excellent high-speed stability. It is also designed to provide the quiet running and ride comfort required of up-market vehicles, while its upgraded silica compound offers improved economy. The tread pattern is designed to improve driving stability and abrasion resistance. Semi-knurling, 3D blocks and a quartet of wide grooves help ensure safe progress on rain-covered roads.

The Audi Q5 is manufactured in Mexico where it is equipped with the Crugen Premium KL33 tyres produced in Kumho’s plant in Macon, Georgia, USA.

“Our products will be used in high volumes as OE fit to the Audi Q5, which is a testament to their quality and technological excellence,” said Kim Insoo, Senior Vice President of OE Sales at Kumho. “We will continue striving to develop SUV tyres that satisfy the needs of the ever-growing SUV market.”