For many years a supplier of tyres for the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, and more recently the Fiat Freemont, Kumho has now had its products selected for fitment to another member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) range – the new Jeep Renegade.
As a result, Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 tyres are being delivered in sizes 215/60R17 100V XL and 225/55R18 98H to FCA’s plant at Melfi in the Potenza province of Italy, where the new Renegade is being manufactured. Specially developed for the particular needs of the ever-expanding SUV sector, the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 provides an impressive degree of comfort at speed, coupled with good handling characteristics and low levels of noise. Balanced traction characteristics are guaranteed in both wet and dry conditions.
Commenting on this latest OE contract for the Korean tyre manufacturer, Frank Gilsdorf, the engineer responsible for the contract at the Frankfurt-based Kumho European Technical Centre said:
“Working in close co-operation with our client FCA, we have adjusted the Crugen Premium KL33 to the specific needs of the new Jeep Renegade. This latest contract from FCA underlines the good level of co-operation that exists between our two companies and the consistently high quality of our tyres.”