SEOUL, South Korea (May 14, 2010) — German vehicle maker Daimler A.G.'s Mercedes-Benz division has expanded its partnership with South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc. to include the supply of OE tires for the Mercedes Sprinter commercial vans, which will be sold beginning in May in Europe and North America.
The van, which is often converted into an ambulance, will be fitted with Kumho's Road Venture AT Kl78 in size 215/85R16 with a 10-ply rating, Kumho said.
“The reinforced partnership with Mercedes-Benz proves that Kumho Tire is being recognized for its technological prowess and quality in the global market,” a Kumho spokesperson said.
This is the fourth Mercedes vehicle to be fitted with Kumho tires, the tire maker said. The others are the firm's A-class, Viano and Actros.