Kumho is the best-selling tyre brand in Korea


According to recent data from Korea Tire Manufactures Association (KOTMA), Kumho Tires topped sales charts with 6.52 million tyres sold in 2018 which accounts for 40% of all locally-produced tyres sold in Korea.

The brand’s stellar performance is largely due to the popular demand for its Majesty 9 Souls TA91 designed for high-end saloons and the Crugen HP71 premium touring tyres for SUVs. The Majesty 9 Souls TA91 has been well received by consumers due to its excellent comfort and low rolling noise.

Kumho Majesty 9 Souls TA91

Sales of the Crugen HP71 has increased by more than 155% compared to the same period in 2017 thanks to the growing SUV market in Korea.

Kumho was acquired by Chinese-owned Doublestar after the two signed a USD597.4 million deal for a controlling stake (45%) in the Korean tyre maker in 2018.


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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