BRUSSELS (Jan. 27, 2017) — Volkswagen A.G. has selected Falken Ziex ZE914A Ecorun tires as an OE fitment on the 2017 Tiguan compact SUV.
Falken Tyre Europe is supplying the tires in the dimension 215/65 R17 99V to factory-equip the new vehicles. Falken is sourcing the tires from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.'s plant in Rayong Province, Thailand.
The Tiguan is a four-door, five-passenger hatchback SUV available in front- or four-wheel-drive, and powered by turbocharged 2-liter, 16-valve inline four cylinder engine.
The tires were developed to reduce fuel consumption and deliver good handling and braking even in wet road conditions.
The 17-inch size is one of four sizes available on various trim levels of the Tiguan, according to VW specs.
This is the second OE fitment with Volkswagen that Falken has secured in recent months.
Late last year Sumitomo disclosed an OE fitment with the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S on VW's Golf Alltrack in size 205/55R17 95H.