The SOLUS KH17 is a contemporary performance tyre for such top selling hatchbacks and saloons as Ford's Fiesta and Focus, Volkswagen's Polo and Golf and Vauxhall's Corsa and Astra. It has already won the approval of a number of major European car magazines and was awarded Best Buy status by Which? Magazine.
The SOLUS KH17 features three wide longitudinal grooves for optimum wet weather performance and exceptional stability thanks to reinforced tread blocks equipped with waved semi-grooves. The KH17 is available in a range of sizes from 155/65R13 to 225/50R17 and speed ratings H to V.
Proven high levels of wet and dry traction
Lower noise levels
Improved ride comfort
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Kumho Solus KH17 tyre review
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01.01.2014frommason wow do they work good in rain my Yugo only weighs 1835lb and at 55mph hit 2 water the car went straight through on hydroplane at all I could not believe it and this was the best price for tires for that car it is hard to find 13 today thanks a bunch
20.05.2013fromNeil. I didn't like these tyres. Not a patch on the P6000s I replaced with them. Fuel economy dropped about 4mpg, wooly round corners. Weirdly same tyres worked well on my wifes car.
09.01.2013fromLenn For the price, these tires are the best choice you can make. My car came with Michelin HXMXM4's originally and I'd say that they perform equally but are better because they're half the price and last twice as long. I've put 20k on them and they still look and feel new. Definitely would buy these again.