Falken launches all-season range
Falken Tyre Europe has added the first all-season tyre to its portfolio. The Euroall Season AS200, which will be available from July in 27 dimensions, is described as a product that “offers improved traction on dry, wet and even snowy roads without compromising on comfort” along with “significantly reduced tyre rolling noise and shorter braking distances.”
The Euroall Season AS200 has been specifically tailored to the “complex requirements of the European market,” says Falken. The tyre features four wide and deep longitudinal grooves for dispersing high volumes of water and offset lateral grooves that direct water away from the tyre. The all-new rubber compound contains extra silica plus a high proportion of styrene groups – Falken says this gives “exceptional wet handling.” In addition, the AS200 has a built-in anti-ageing mechanism in which an anti-ageing agent permeates continuously from the lower reservoir tread to the outer tread, thus protecting the running surface from aging and aggressive environmental influences throughout the life of the tyre.
“The Euroall Season AS200 is our first all-year-round tyre, and is ideal for all regions,” explains Markus Bögner, sales director Germany at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. “In developing the rubber compound, Falken focused on finding the perfect balance between outstanding wet and dry handling and high mileage – preferably throughout all possible driving conditions and weathers.”
The sidewall of the AS200 also features both the M&S label and snowflake symbol.