VW Tiguan to use Falken as OE.
Tyre brand FALKEN is the original equipment manufacturer for the new Volkswagen Tiguan models, as of 1 January 2017. The company is supplying FALKEN ZIEX ZE914A ECORUN tyres in the dimension 215/65 R17 99V to factory-equip the new vehicles. Volkswagen’s compact SUV offers attractive new design, comfort and convenience, and top-class driving dynamics. FALKEN ZIEX ZE914A ECORUN are the perfect fit, developed to reduce fuel consumption and delivering good handling and braking even in wet road conditions. With a sophisticated compound and advanced tread design, the FALKEN tyre is aimed at motorists with a sporty, adventurous driving style.
This is particularly important for the all-wheel-drive versions of this multiple award-winning SUV; the multitalented vehicle is also 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”, enthuses Christian Stolting, Key Account Manager OE at Falken Tyre Europe. “We’re delighted that Volkswagen have chosen our tyres as original equipment for a further vehicle model in their portfolio, and regard the decision as confirmation of our tyres’ performance.” And testing engineers are not the only ones to be won over by the FALKEN ZIEX ZE914. Tyre testers for German motoring magazine auto motor sport gave the tyres the rating of “Recommended”; 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 215/60 R 17H. The FALKEN tyres are manufactured at the SRI plant in Thailand, one of the world’s largest and most modern tyre factories.