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New Kumho Ecowing ES31 summer tyre: eco-friendly and economical

South Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho has announced the launch of a new, eco-friendly summer tyre: the Ecowing ES31.

Kumho Ecowing ES31 on vehicle

The Kumho Ecowing ES31 tyre is suitable for all types of urban vehicles. © Kumho

A summer tyre for city and compact cars

Audi A1 and A2Volkswagen Polo and Golf, Fiat 500, Peugeot 208, and Renault Clio, Kumho has clearly identified the targets for its Ecowing ES31 tyre. This new eco-friendly, economical summer tyre has been designed to equip city, compact and even certain medium-sized passenger cars, a positioning similar to that of the Ecowing ES01 KH27 which it will replace next spring.

A high technology compound for an eco-friendly result

A tyre for urban use requires matching performance and Kumho has developed its new tyre with this in mind. The Ecowing ES31’s “S-SBR” tread compound, with synthetic rubber and high grip resin, maximises energy transfer to the road and ensures a lower than average rolling resistance. Not forgetting the use of high dispersible micro-silica, known as "HDMS" which, Kumho claims increases tyre life, particularly in wet conditions.

Kumho Ecowing ES31 sidewall

© Kumho

The tyre’s asymmetric tread design and high sipe density provide stable grip thanks to reinforced shoulder blocks, according to the tyre maker. Sidewalls will also feature heat dissipation dimples which improve the tyre’s overall performance. On the braking side, the Kumho Ecowing ES31 can count on its tread design, especially in wet conditions. With its four, wide longitudinal grooves, excess water is efficiently cleared to avoid aquaplaning situations. Kumho says that, depending on conditions, braking distances are 2 to 5% shorter than with its predecessor.

Availability

The Kumho Ecowing ES31 will be available this spring in 38 sizes for 14 to 17-inch rim diameters.

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