Fitting the original tyre on to the vehicle - Kumho, the new tyre supplier for the Mercedes G Class

Kumho: the new tyre supplier for the Mercedes G Class

Stock tyres Published the 25/11/2013 by Peter

After the Mercedes A Class or the Sprinter van, Kumho has once again teamed up with the German manufacturer for its out and out SUV, the G Class.

Mercedes G Class equipped with the Kumho Solus KL21 The Kumho Solus KL21 fitted as original equipment on the luxury Mercedes G Class! - Copyright © : Kumho-Mercedes


The rugged adventurer now the epitome of luxury

The Mercedes G Class stands alone in the current automotive landscape. Like the Land Rover Defender, it is still in the catalogue despite a design which has been around for years (in this case, the 1970’s). But unlike the Land Rover, the G Class has gradually strayed from its original objective which was simply to establish itself as the best cross country vehicle in the world. Today, the G Class is still able to deliver impressive performance off the beaten track, but it has also become an extremely luxurious vehicle, sold at a much higher price than the German manufacturer’s other SUVs. A vehicle that is extremely popular with rich American, Russian or Saudi clients.


Fitted with the Kumho Solus KL21

Kumho Solus KL21Copyright © : Kumho
The Kumho brand already equips the new Mercedes A Class as well as the Sprinter and Viano vans. Now, the Korean tyre manufacturer will also equip the G Class SUV with the Solus KL21, a high performance tyre designed for rim diameters ranging from 16 to 20 inches. With the G Class, its task is to provide a high level of stability and reduced fuel consumption despite the vehicle’s enormous weight and its dynamic handling, a bit lax for sporty driving.

Note that in South Korea, Kumho equips an even bigger Mercedes since the tyre manufacturer supplies tyres for the Actros, a truck manufactured by the star brand.