Kumho tyres for Hyundai Staria

Published by Stephen Goodchild
11th November 2021
Kumho tyres for Hyundai Staria

Hyundai has selected the Kumho PorTran KC53 as the standard tyre for its new Staria MPV. The KC53 was primarily designed for European vans and LCVs, and it is an upgraded version of this pattern that Kumho Tire is now supplying in two sizes – 215/65R17C 108/105H and 235/55R18 104H XL – for fitment on the Staria. Kumho comments that the popular tyre is “recognised for its high durability, low wear rate and notable handling performance,” and is “tailor-made for the climate and road conditions that prevail in Europe.”

Staria isn’t available in the UK at present, but as Hyundai already builds the MPV in right-hand drive for other markets, it wouldn’t surprise us to see it arrive in 2022. The sole powertrain on offer in European markets where it’s already been launched is a diesel-powered 2.2-litre VGT engine, although Hyundai states it will add eco-friendly variants in upcoming years.

“The popularity of Hyundai’s Staria in Europe underscores our technological prowess. We will strive to further establish our position in the European market by expanding our product line-up and accommodating ever more vehicles,” says Namhwa Cho, executive vice-president of European Sales for Kumho Tire.