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Kingstar Tyres

Manufacturer's rating
3.4
    111500
based on 63 reviews
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A South Korean brand of economy class tyres offering tyres for passenger cars (including SUVs), light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses, as well as industrial and agricultural vehicles. Kingstar was founded in 1998 and its founder and owner is Hankook Tire Corporation, the seventh largest tyre manufacturer in the world.

Key dates:
1941 – establishment of Chosun Tire Company, a company original to Hankook Tire,
1944 – Chosun manufactures its first car tyres,
1953 – the company changes its business name to Hankook Tire Corporation,
1997 – opening of the Hankook European research centre in Hannover, Germany,
1998 – creation of the Kingstar brand, Hankook's budget brand,
1999 – start of the production of Kingstar tyres for passenger cars; debut on the European market,
2005 – Kingstar offers truck, agricultural and industrial tyres,
2012 – Kingstar's launch in the United States,
2014 – Hankook's new technology centre is built in Daejeon, South Korea.

Interesting facts:
Although Kingstar is a South Korean brand (like Hankook), its tyres are made in China - at the Shandong Kingstar Tyre & Rubber Co factory in Quingdao City.

Kingstar tyres are offered as “premium budget brand” in many countries.

Kingstar tyres for the summer season

Kingstar tyres for the winter season

Our customer's opinions:
  • Daniel 3.6 111500

    Kingstar SK70

    I have these tires for almost a year and I'm happy. I drove over the sea and the mountains, including motorways, really all about. We know that if someone drives aggressively is not its segment, but for normal driving about the most. Moreover, I used this summer tire also in the winter and with careful driving was a zero reservations from my side. After a year of operation, the tire has no significant signs of wear, so I think it will help a little. I highly recommend, before buying used tires for 80 - 100 zł, really worth a little bit and make even have a new lower class. New is always new, from what I know is these tires are produced in the Netherlands and belong to the corporation More > Hankook. They are not as bad as some people here write for normal driving really recommend it.
  • trake 4.7 111150

    Kingstar SW40

    Forced purchase of two tires choice fell on Kingstar. Firstly, new tires, secondly, the price quite ok, thirdly opinions inninnych drivers on Oponeo. To sum up, a good buy! After the assumption of Tyre once had to drive a distance 2000km route - a fairy tale for such a cheap Nowki'm surprised durability and a good coefficient of resistance. It is true that urban toy car because it's just Corsa and tire size does not knock 13. Tyres in my evaluation noteworthy because of the price and quality - better 200zł move up in the new than used or retreaded tires. Mainly he used in buying Kingstar. I would recommend - to sspokojnej driving really at this price nothing better I can not find. More >
  • Greg C 4.0 11110

    Kingstar SW41

    I put these in service on a taxi and we had first major snowfall last night. I was quite impressed by the feeling of sure footedness. With traction control it's next to impossible to spin, turning it off and I found they grip in fresh snow 3 inches deep very well. To feel them out I went and played in a giant snow covered empty parking lot. The tires hung in and gripped very well on sharp corners and stopping from city speeds rapidly was very impressive. (new premium brake components didn't hurt either) Road bumps felt very close to the summer tires that came off and road noise seemed minimal, mind you the hiway had a skif of snow covering it. They do throw a lot of snow, slush, water but I More > suppose that's far better than not and having them fill in with packed snow. No they are not the high end tire on the shelf but they have performed very well for me so far and will definately get my nod of approval.
  • Andrzej Kulaz 3.7 111500

    Kingstar K106

    Tyres bought in Germany a year ago. I bought because it was the cheapest and had to do a review. Przejezdziłem all season and I'm pleasantly surprised. Tread August holds no traces of wear, zchowanie on the water and dry very well. Maybe a little louder at 150km / h on the highway but the radio interferes with the volume. :) If you have a dilemma such Kingstary or used from a friend that it is no wonder. New tyres are new and none Drug Minimum Age will not be better. Kingstary recommend to people who are looking for a compromise price / quality. Rating 4! More >
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