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With Kumho and Jeep® through rugged Norway

  • Young adventurers with Jeep® and Kumho to the North Cape
  • Kumho supports the journey with strong off-road tires
  • Three questions to Jonas Hermann, one of the initiators of JVGND STIJL

With Kumho and Jeep through the rugged Norway 6c

Offenbach, Germany –  10.04.2017. Why to travel so far, when the good is so close? Have the guys of JVGND STIJL around Jonas Hermann, Robin Bugdahn and David Holzmann said and chosen the rugged Norway as destination for their four-wheel adventure. On their trip, the guys drove about 8000 kilometers over small gravel roads, huge mountains or moon-like surfaces to their destination, the North Cape. The travel vehicle was a Jeep® Renegade on his original Kumho original equipment tyre "Kumho Crugen Premium KL33".

The Korean manufacturer of quality tires equips the Jeep® Renegade in the original equipment with the Crugen Premium KL33 in sizes 215 / 60R17 100V XL and 225 / 55R18 98H. Second vehicle of the four Youngsters on the tour was a Jeep® Wrangler.

What the five students - graphic designers, designers, photographers and mechanics - aged between 23 and 27 experienced on their tour, and whether the tires of Kumho kept their promise "top in quality, convincing in the price", explains Jonas Hermann, one of them The initiators of JVGND STIJL.

Jonas, how many kilometers have you traveled on our journey through the rugged Norway on our Kumho tires?

We started in Frankfurt, Germany and have driven even farther north. We did not plan a proper route in advance: We just wanted to drive north as far as possible. Our goal: The Nordkap.
We took the ferry across Denmark to Sweden and then took the windy road to the north on the Norwegian coast. On the way back we crossed Sweden, Finland and Norway on the Swedish east coast. This went much faster than driving the small roads in Norway. Altogether, we were around 8000 kilometers on the road.

8000 km on the Jeep® original equipment tyres from Kumho, were there no problems?

To be honest, I did not think about the tires. That means, there were no problems and we could rely on them at any time. The tire has surely brought us up to the most secluded places and the steepest passes, over the top and bottom. Much more I can not say at this point to the tire, but I think this is probably the highest of all compliments: we could enjoy our trip worry-free.

Now you have a few kilometers on Kumho tires, would you take us again on your next trip?

The next trip is planned not yet. After traveling to the North Cape and Turkey to the Bosporus, we have already explored the north and the south of Europe - so Asia sounds enticing. I've heard there are adventurous routes to Mongolia! If you are out for several weeks, you have to be able to rely on your equipment at any time. With the Kumho tires we felt safe at all times and could rely entirely on the tires.

Traveling offroad fans will find impressive photos, exciting films and thrilling reports from the journey through the rugged Norway on the Facebook side of the guys: facebook.com/JVGNDSTIJL


The Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 is a high-quality touring car for modern SUVs, characterized by high driving comfort, low noise and balanced traction characteristics. His two original equipment tires for the Jeep® Renegade were developed in close collaboration with the partner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.