FONTANA, Calif. July 18, 2002)—Kumho Tire USA's recently introduced pair of high-performance tires, the ECSTA MX for cars and the ECSTA STX for sport trucks and sport-utility vehicles, are now available in the market.
The ECSTA MX ultra-high performance tire is based on Kumho's Victoracer V700 competition tire and can be used on the street or the track, the company said. It carries a V and Z speed rating and will be available in 26 sizes, from 205/40/17 to 245/40/20, and for wheels 6½ to 11½ inches wide.
The ECSTA MX is “the perfect tire for drivers who take part in high-performance driving schools and autocrossing,” said Mike Leverington, Kumho director of marketing. “These tires can be driven to the track, driven on the track and then be driven back home.”
The V-rated ECSTA STX marks Kumho's entry into the market for 22- and 23-inch sport truck tires. The tire maker said it designed the tire to offer SUV and light truck tuners the same wet and dry handling previously reserved for passenger tires. It will be available in 20 sizes, ranging from 255/60R15 to 305/40R23.