We here at Kumho have been growing our OE commitments to the world’s major manufacturers for many years now and our partnership with Daimler AG dates back to 2007. Now this already very fruitful liaison has been expanded to include the recently revised Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The tyre in question is the Kumho Solus KL21 in size 265/60 R18 110H that is manufactured in the our state-of-the-art plant in Vietnam. It is an all-purpose touring tyre, the new wide, symmetric tread pattern of which ensures stability allied to a low rolling resistance and comfortable ride, while its compound has been optimised for improved traction and longevity.
The KL21 is readily available on the aftermarket in sizes from 16 to 20 inches.
The G-Class (G stands for Geländewagen – the German for cross-country vehicle) has now been in production for 34 years, making it the longest serving model in Daimler AG’s history. A four-wheel drive vehicle of legendary off-road capability, it is produced for the company by Magna Steyr at their plant in Graz Austria. Our association with Daimler AG began with the A Class range of saloons and has subsequently included the Viano X-Clusive, Sprinter van, G-Class Guard and, for the Korean market, the Actros range of rigid trucks and tractor units, as well as the Smart car line-up.