The Seat Ateca, the Spanish brand’s first SUV model, will roll out on Falken rubber
Falken Tyre Europe has been made the original equipment tyre supplier to Seat’s first SUV, the Ateca. The Sumitomo Rubber Industries brand will roll off the production line fitted with the Falken Azenis FK453CC and Ziex ZE914A tyres. Falken will deliver FK453CC tyres in size 215/50R18 92W and the ZE914A tyre in size 225/55R17 97V.
Christian Stolting, key account manager of original equipment at Falken Tyre, says: “We are proud to supply tyres for Seat’s new SUV. Not only were Seat’s engineers impressed by our products but testers from German car magazine Auto Bild Allrad have also given the tyres positive reviews. They judged the FK453CC tyre to be especially good in short braking distances on both dry and wet roads and that the tyre’s particular strength is the remarkable price-to-performance ratio.”
In the Auto Bild Allrad tyre test the Azenis FK453CC was the best priced of all seven tyres tested, achieving good safety results, a top price-performance ratio and low pass-by noise to ensure it fulfils all requirements from an SUV driver.
This is the first Falken OE deal signed with Seat. The Spanish VW Group brand is the latest to join a growing stable of OE customers for Falken. The tyre manufacturer confirmed deals to supply Chrysler 200 models manufactured in the US, Honda’s compact SUV HR-V model and Volkswagen’s new Passat in 2015.