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Kumho WinterCraft WP52

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Kumho WinterCraft WP52


The Kumho WinterCraft WP52 is a performance winter snow tire designed for small and medium-sized cars. It serves as an upgrade to the brand's previous WinterCraft WP51 model, boasting improved handling, braking, and longevity.

Features & Benefits

  • Enhanced Wet and Snow Performance: According to Kumho, the WP52 offers substantially improved handling and braking on wet surfaces while also increasing grip on snow.
  • Increased Lifespan: The tire life has been extended by 5% compared to its predecessor, the WinterCraft WP51.
  • Improved Traction and Braking: The WP52 employs a new rubber compound and increases the contact patch area by 10%, leading to shorter braking distances in all winter conditions.
  • Aquaplaning Resistance: Wide, high-angle grooves in the directional tread pattern increase the tire's resistance to aquaplaning and enhance lateral grip on wet and snowy surfaces.
  • Snow Repellent Features: Special ridges in the grooves repel snow and stabilize traction, while the center section of the tread is designed to prevent snow accumulation.
  • Noise Reduction: 3D elements of varying heights on the outside of the shoulder blocks reduce noise levels.
  • Visual Wear Indicator: An hourglass symbol serves as a wear indicator, helping you gauge when the tire is no longer providing optimal grip on snow.

Year Released

Introduced in 2022, the Kumho WinterCraft WP52 is the latest advancement in Kumho's winter tire lineup.

Regions Availability

Currently available for sale in Europe.

Vehicle Compatibility / Popular Vehicle Fitments

Best suited for small and medium-sized cars like the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, and similar vehicles.

Final Thoughts

The Kumho WinterCraft WP52 appears to be a well-rounded winter tire option that offers significant upgrades over its predecessor. Its modern compound, sophisticated tread design, and added features like noise reduction and wear indicators make it a strong candidate for those looking for a high-performance winter tire. Its focus on safety—evidenced by improved traction and resistance to aquaplaning—also adds to its appeal, especially for drivers in challenging winter conditions.

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Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Kumho / WinterCraft WP52
Car Type
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 "
155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 80 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... V (max 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Kumho / WinterCraft WP52 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Utqg Load range Price
R13 155/70 R13 75T 155/70 R13 75T
R13 155/80 R13 79T 155/80 R13 79T
R14 155/65 R14 75T 155/65 R14 75T
R14 165/65 R14 79T 165/65 R14 79T
R14 165/70 R14 81T 165/70 R14 81T
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T
R15 175/65 R15 84T 175/65 R15 84T
R15 185/55 R15 82T 185/55 R15 82T
R15 185/55 R15 86H XL 185/55 R15 86H XL XL
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T
R15 185/60 R15 88T 185/60 R15 88T
R15 185/65 R15 88H 185/65 R15 88H
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
R15 195/65 R15 95T 195/65 R15 95T
R16 195/50 R16 88H 195/50 R16 88H
R16 195/55 R16 87H 195/55 R16 87H
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
R16 205/55 R16 94V 205/55 R16 94V
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H
R16 215/55 R16 97H 215/55 R16 97H
R16 215/60 R16 99H 215/60 R16 99H
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H
R17 205/50 R17 93V 205/50 R17 93V
R17 205/55 R17 95V 205/55 R17 95V
R17 215/55 R17 98V 215/55 R17 98V
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
R17 225/45 R17 94V 225/45 R17 94V
R17 225/50 R17 94H 225/50 R17 94H
R17 225/50 R17 98V 225/50 R17 98V
R17 225/55 R17 101V 225/55 R17 101V
R17 235/55 R17 103V 235/55 R17 103V
R18 225/45 R18 95V 225/45 R18 95V
R18 235/45 R18 98V 235/45 R18 98V
R18 245/45 R18 100V 245/45 R18 100V

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