Fiat selects Falken & Yokohama for Mexico built Jeep Compass.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has selected tyres from Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) and Yokohama Tyre Corp. as OE fitments on selected versions of the 2017 Jeep Compass, the car maker’s compact four-wheel-drive SUV built in Mexico.
FCA has chosen SRNA’s Falken Wildpeak H/T 01A2 as an OE fitment on the Compass Trailhawk and the all-season Yokohama Geolandar G055 as a fitment on the Compass’s Latitude and Limited versions, according to press releases by both companies.
“The Wildpeak H/T01A2 tyre is a natural fit for the Jeep Compass,” said Vice President of Marketing for Falken Tyres, Rick Brennan. “Falken Tyres specializes in tyres made for on-and-off road exploration, which is a lifestyle that Jeep fully embraces in all their vehicles. We’re excited to continue and expand upon this partnership.”
“The Wildpeak H/T01A2 was also the original equipment tyre for the 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk,” added Falken in its statement.
Meanwhile Andrew Zeisser, Yokohama Tyre Corporation director of OE sales, said the Geolandar G055 was selected “after many years of testing and validation to provide a tyre that meets the exacting specifications for FCA US”.
“It features all-season performance and extended treadlife, thanks to Yokohama’s advanced orange oil technology,” Zeisser added about its company’s product.