The South Korean tire major recently announced that it is to supply its Ecsta PS71 205/60R16 as the standard tire for the Octavia and the Kamiq cars made by the Czech Republic’s automaker, ŠKODA AUTO.
Kumho Tire started to supply tires for the Octavia in May 2020 and will begin supplying ‘tires for the Kamiq in January 2021.
The Octavia, now in its fourth generation, is ŠKODA’s signature model and sells over 400,000 units a year. The Kamiq was first rolled out at the Beijing Motor Show in 2018 as part of the automaker’s attempt to expand its SUV lineup and the compact crossover vehicle is expected to be ŠKODA’s next best-selling model.
A premium ultra-high-performance sports tire, the Ecsta PS71 ensures excellent handling and stability for high-speed driving, helping to improve mileage. The tire rivals its predecessor the Ecsta LE Sport for braking performance on wet roads. Robust blocks and the increased durability of belts and beads enable agile and sophisticated handling, while the optimum design of each rib allows for stable driving at high speeds.
According to Kumho, the sidewall and the tread feature icons that resemble flags used in motorsports. Receiving the iF Design Award, one of the world’s top three design awards, in 2017, the Ecsta PS71 has a proven track record of design excellence.
The tire is available in 44 specifications that can accommodate many types of cars, including C-segment, midsize, and large sedans.