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Kumho Scores Highly in ADAC Summer Tyre Test

Kumho’s ECSTA HS52 achieved an excellent result in a recent test of tyre performance by Europe’s largest automobile association ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) and was one of only three products to receive a ‘GOOD’ rating. The ECSTA HS52, a summer tyre designed for European roads and climatic conditions, finished third after products from Continental and Michelin.

The test compared the performance of summer tyres (size 215/55R17) from 16 manufacturers including Kumho Tyre.  Using a Volkswagen T-Roc, the test disciplines encompassed two key areas: ‘driving safety’ which included wet and dry road performance and ‘environmental balance’ covering mileage, wear resistance, efficiency, noise levels and sustainability.

With a range covering sizes to fit models from superminis and small family saloons to large executive cars and CUVs, the ECSTA HS52’s tread features a robust block pattern which allows the tyre to maintain consistently high levels of grip, whilst delivering a quiet, smooth, and comfortable ride. In addition, the tyre’s rigid, powerful shoulder blocks enhance steering performance for maximum driving safety.

Seonghak Song, senior vice president of Kumho Tire’s PC Tyre Development 2, said: “This outstanding test result from an organisation with significant influence in Europe and around the world demonstrates the technological prowess of Kumho Tyre. It also serves as a testament to our competitiveness in Korea and beyond. We will continue to enhance our R&D activities to strengthen Kumho’s position as a trusted brand in the marketplace.”