FALKEN is OEM for the Volkswagen Touran
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.(CEO: Ikuji Ikeda) is pleased to announce that FALKEN is the OEM supplier for the latest Volkswagen Touran models, and will supply its FALKEN ZIEX ZE914A ECORUN tires in size 205/60 R16 96V XL as the standard ex works tires for the new vehicles.
The Volkswagen minivan was the highest-selling vehicle in its class in 2016, with over 112,000 new registrations on the European continent. The spacious interior and ultra-economical engine of the new Touran make them outstanding vehicles for everyday use, with lots of space for all the family. The FALKEN ZIEX ZE914A ECORUN tires now supplied as standard with the Touran are the perfect complement for the vehicle, featuring superb wet grip, low drive-by noise and improved rolling resistance. “We're very proud to have been chosen as the OEM for a further vehicle in the Volkswagen stable", says Christian Stolting, Key Account Manager OE at Falken Tyre Europe. “For consumers seeking a family vehicle like the Touran, safety and durability are paramount characteristics. The vehicle's tires should naturally likewise reflect these considerations without compromise." The FALKEN tires are manufactured at the SRI plant in Thailand, one of the largest and most modern tire manufacturing facilities in the world.
*This news release is based on the announcement of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, Sumitomo Rubber Group’s European sales subsidiary.