Falken is an original equipment tyre on the latest Nissan X-Trail, which launched in Japan in July and will be unveiled in the UK on 6 September. Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) is supplying the Falken Ziex ZE310A Ecorun to Nissan Motor Corporation in size 235/60R18 103H.
ADAC’s tyre abrasion test, which examined the tyre abrasion particles produced by three summer and three winter tyres from 15 tyre manufacturers, gave Falken’s Azenis FK510 top marks in its 225/40 R18 test, helping the Sumitomo Rubber Industries global brand to fourth place overall. The test examined the tyre abrasion particles produced by three summer and three winter tyres from 15 tyre manufacturers. Andreas Giese, senior manager corporate planning/product planning, said that the result evinced Falken’s recent development work.
In July, Falken Tyre Europe announced that its Falken Ziex ZE310A Ecorun was an original equipment tyre for the Audi A3 TFSI e hybrid. This supply agreement has now been extended to other Audi A3 models. Falken is shipping Ziex ZE310 Ecorun tyres in size 205/55R16 91V to the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. All such tyres will bear the AO – Audi Original – mark on the sidewall.
Seat has selected one of Falken’s most popular tyre models, the Ziex ZE310 Ecorun, as a factory fitment. Seat Leon models rolling of the line at the car maker’s plant in Martorell, Spain will wear the tyre in size 205/55 R16. An additional ‘A’ in the product name will set these tyres apart as original equipment Seat tyres – the OE tyre is thus known as the Falken Ziex ZE310 A Ecorun.
Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has begun 2018 with the launch of new tyre products into its distribution line-up, with plans to grow the product lines throughout the year. As well as a new Falken tyre, the wholesaler will commence the distribution of the Sumitomo brand, as discussed with Tyres & Accessories in December, with the BC100 pattern.
The Falken summer tyre portfolio is expanding with the launch of the Ziex ZE310 Ecorun. This successor to the Ziex ZE914 Ecorun is said to offer outstanding traction and excellent grip on both wet and dry roads, coupled with low wear performance.
Falken plans to launch its latest summer tyres during its debut as an exhibitor at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris (17-21 October 2017). The new Ziex ZE310 Ecorun summer tyre, available from spring 2018, will be launched as the successor to Falken’s Ziex ZE914 Ecorun. Falken says the new tyre offers outstanding traction and grip on both wet and dry roads coupled with low wear.