One tyre, three treads – Falken’s contribution to the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II

This concept highlights how Falken could help SUV drivers to achieve efficiency without sacrificing a sportier driving experience, says Matt Smith

A concept tyre produced by Sumitomo Rubber Industries offers a glimpse into how future drivers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, may be able to enjoy both sporty handling and efficiency. The Falken concept tyre features different tread areas in order to address the conflict between rolling resistance (and its influence on range) and the need to offer the sharp, sporty dynamics that sports SUV drivers expect.

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