The Kumho PorTran 4S CX11, Kumho’s first new European product of 2021, is an all-season tyre for vans and light commercial vehicles that combines all-season car pattern and winter van tyre technology.
It has been created by combining the strengths of the company’s all-season Solus 4S HA32 passenger car pattern and its existing winter specification van tyre, the Winter PorTran CW11. The resulting PorTran 4S CX11 promises safe, secure driving and excellent braking performance throughout the year.
Kumho says that new compounds and a tread design that optimises the tyre’s contact pressure with the road will lead to reductions in fuel consumption. The tread has also been developed for maximum traction on snowy roads – a capability that’s been recognised by the CX11 being granted 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) European certification. The versatility of the tyre is further emphasised by Kumho’s own all-season icon on the sidewall.
Initially, the Kumho PorTran 4S CX11 will be produced in 15 sizes ranging from 15 to 17 inches, which will accommodate the most popular vans and LCVs operating on Europe’s roads, including the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Fiat Ducato, Renault Kangoo and Volkswagen Transporter.
The new Kumho CX11 tyre will be available from the second half of this year, and its arrival will complete Kumho’s portfolio of all season-tyres that now encompasses passenger cars, SUVs, vans, LCVs, trucks and buses.
“The popularity of the Souls 4S HA32 launched last year has enabled us to release this new product for LCVs,” explained Kim Sang Yub, head of sales and marketing at Kumho Tire. “We are striving to build on our technological excellence to be recognised as a smart mobility partner not only in Europe but throughout the world.”