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Falken launches new UHP all-season tyre

Falken Tyre has expanded its all-season offering with the launch of the Euroall Season AS220 Pro – designed specifically for high-performance vehicles.

Initially available in 46 sizes spanning 17 to 21 inches and cross-sections from 35 to 65 with speed index options including V (up to 240 km/h) and W (up to 270 km/h), the Euroall Season AS220 Pro features an asymmetric tread pattern designed to offer both grip and a quiet and smooth ride.

Falken says product development focussed on ensuring the tyre would offer a good all-round winter performance. Performance was assessed in wet, wintery conditions with superior grip levels targeted for slushy and snowy carriageways.

To meet these requirements, a synergistic all-season tread was created to provide a balanced performance in all driving conditions. Engineers developed an inner running surface optimised for snow and slush, which, when combined with the outer tread, provides optimum performance in both wet and dry conditions.

Intelligent interactions between these two tread areas gives the Euroall Season AS220 Pro’s mix of a sporting driving experience with heightened safety, according to Falken.

The new product’s tread boasts a uniform outer shoulder and two wide tread grooves throughout the circumference of the tyre – which ensure particularly good water drainage and minimise the risk of aquaplaning.

To ensure good grip and traction when accelerating or braking on snow, step-down tread grooves are arranged on the inside in an offset configuration. In addition to the fine profile recesses, additional grooves ensure both good grip and precise handling by gripping and compressing the snow.

Meanwhile, the Euroall Season AS220 Pro’s construction prevents deformation of the running surface caused by centrifugal forces at high speeds – meaning the contact patch with the road is maximised.

Falken also says its special advanced 4D NANO design technology ensures lower wear rates and a longer lifespan of the tyre. The label values for the Euroall Season AS220 Pro – which have not yet been fully defined – are B and D for fuel consumption/rolling resistance, B for wet grip and B for noise emissions, depending on the tyre dimensions.