Korean tyre manufacturer shows off its vision for future SUVs
3 August 2009

Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho has designed an all-electric concept SUV.

Kumho says SUVs will need to change if they are to survive in the market. The man behind the three-door Kumho Fortis concept is former Fiat designer Rob Dolton.

See the Kumho Fortis picture gallery

It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and uses four electric motors, which are mounted in the chassis. Each wheel is powered by one of the four 100 horsepower motors. This allows the driver to switch between two- and four-wheel drive and between front- and rear-wheel drive.

The Fortis has been designed with the environment in mind, with eco-features including the use if recycled tyres in various places on its body.

The Fortis will not be going into production.

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