Mercedes-Benz vans to feature Kumho tyres

Forthcoming editions of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van are to be equipped with new tyres from manufacturer Kumho.

The tyremaker has agreed a deal with the van’s creator Daimler to supply its Radial 857 commercial van tyres for the vehicles, with the new wheels set to be featured on all Sprinters produced from this month onwards.

Kumho states that its 857 tyre can offer a range of performance advantages, including superior handling, good wear performance and a durable casing design.

Other commercial vehicles which have sported Kumho tyres in recent years include the Viano X-clusive, as well as the Actros range of trucks and tractor units.

The Korean firm said: “The Sprinter is one of the best selling vans in Europe and Kumho hopes the new original equipment contract will help grow awareness for its extensive product range.”

Earlier this month, a new addition to the Mercedes-Benz van range was unveiled with the debut of a prototype electric vehicle based on the Vito.

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