Volkswagen selects Falken Ziex ZE914A Ecorun as OEM tyre for Tiguan

The VW Tiguan rolls out of the factory on Falken’s Ziex ZE914A Ecorun

Volkswagen is fitting the Falken Ziex ZE914A Ecorun tyres in size 215/65R17 99V as the original equipment tyre for its new Tiguan model, as of 1 January 2017. The compact SUV’s newest iteration is designed to offer comfort and convenience alongside class-leading driving dynamics, and the Sumitomo brand says its Ziex ZE914A Ecorun is “the perfect fit”. The tyre was developed to reduce fuel consumption and deliver good handling and braking even in wet road conditions.

Falken said the tyre targets motorists with a sporty, adventurous driving style, particularly important for the all-wheel-drive versions of this multiple award-winning SUV; it is described as a great partner for off-road expeditions.

“The Ziex ZE914A Ecorun is an outstanding tyre and an excellent fit for the new SUV class from Wolfsburg’s automotive specialists,” states Christian Stolting, key account manager OE at Falken Tyre Europe. “We’re delighted that Volkswagen has chosen our tyres as original equipment for a further vehicle model in its portfolio, and regard the decision as confirmation of our tyres’ performance.”

The tyre has been a hit with testers. German motoring magazine Auto Motor und Sport gave it a ‘Recommended’ rating; they described the ZIEX ZE914 as “well-balanced in wet conditions, with extremely neutral handling and extremely precise steering” and offering “good ride comfort”. The test examined a total of nine summer tyres in dimensions 215/60R17 H.

The tyre is manufactured at the SRI plant in Thailand. It has also been fitted to other VW Group models the Seat Ateca – the brand’s first SUV – and the Skoda Superb.

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