Nissan chooses Kumho for new Pathfinder

Nissan has chosen Kumho as the original equipment supplier (OE) for its 2021 Pathfinder, selecting the 255/60R18 Kumho Crugen HP71 tyres as standard fitment.

Kumho said the Crugen series was developed to meet the demands from the emerging urban SUV range and has been recognised worldwide for its focused SUV performance characteristics.

“Kumho, Crugen HP71 offers nimble, precise handling and performance due to its strong centre and improved shoulder blocks, while its full depth sipes and wide circumferential grooves also help to evacuate water and improve wet weather traction, as well as prevent hydroplaning,” said Kumho.

“Kumho’s Variable Pitch Technology also boosts the vehicle’s fuel economy and offers comfort and exceptional noise reduction performance.”

Kumho said Crugen HP71 also offers high level on-road performance makes it the perfect tyre for the Nissan Pathfinder tyres are currently being produced at Kumho’s Macon, Georgia plant in the USA.

Kumho tyres are also fitted as original equipment on BMW’s 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series and X3, Volkswagen’s Polo as well as being recently announced as OEM fitment on the Mercedes G-Wagon.

Along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz Kumho is also an OE supplier to leading global carmakers including Volkswagen, Chrysler, GM, Ford and now Nissan.

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