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Falken expands range of summer, all-season tyres

This spring, Falken Tyres will expand its range of original equipment and aftermarket tyre models to include a wide range of new fitment options.

Ten new sizes will be added to the Falken Azenis FK510 range, with another two sizes currently in development. Falken says this ultra high performance (UHP) tyre provides excellent handling in wet and dry conditions along with low rolling noise, and will be available in the sizes 205/50Z R17 (93Y) XL to 255/35Z R18 (94Y) XL, in addition to the existing 86 sizes. Four new sizes are now available for the Azenis FK510SUV variant, specifically designed for SUVs, with 215/50 R18 (92W) also set to join the range this spring.

With 22 new fitments for XL applications, Falken is boosting the offering for its all-season tyre, the Falken Euroall Season AS210. Featuring the “XL” mark, the new sizes span 175/65 R15 (88H) XL through to 255/45 R20 (105V) XL. The all-rounder also features the snowflake symbol (3PMSF), marking it for use in all weather conditions.

With 17 new sizes, Falken is also significantly increasing its range of the all-terrain Wildpeak A/T AT3WA tyre model, which has been designed for SUVs and 4×4 vehicles used off road. Engineered for rugged terrain in any weather, this model is marked with the snowflake symbol (3PMSF). Additionally, the 255/55 R20 (110H) XL dimension is scheduled to enter production this March. The additional fitments bolster the existing 40 Wildpeak A/T AT3WA range already available, spanning series 55-85, 15-20 inches.

‘Best Value for Money’
Elsewhere, the Falken Azenis FK510 has once again successfully positioned itself among the premium brands in the ultra-high-performance (UHP) segment in Auto Zeitung’s 2021 summer tyre test.

Ten summer profiles in a price range of €300 to 440 were tested in the dimension 225/40R18 on the latest model of the Seat Leon 1.5 eTSI. The Falken tyre scored particularly well in the wet braking category. During emergency braking from 100 km/h, the Azenis FK510 needed only 42.8 metres to come to a standstill and was less than one metre behind the winner in this category.

The aquaplaning results were also impressive: at 70.6 km/h in 7 mm of standing water, the Azenis FK510 achieved fourth place for longitudinal aquaplaning while a score of 96 per cent secured third place in the transverse aquaplaning category.

The editors attested the “strong performance” of the Falken tyre, and in particular its price-performance ratio, for which the tyre receives an extra recommendation.

In the overall ranking across all categories, the Falken Azenis FK510 achieved 86 points and was only six points behind the test’s overall winner, thus securing a strong place in the top half of the table.

“We are very pleased with the result,” commented Andreas Giese, senior manager corporate planning and product planning at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. “It is once again clear that our tyres meet all the demands that customers place on premium tyres, time and time again, and at prices that are in line with the market.”

For more information on the Falken range contact Philip White Tyres on + 44 28 37 510 666 (NI) or 048 37 510 666.