Falken is expanding its range of winter tyres with the EUROWINTER HS02 and HS02 PRO product lines now available in a choice of 45 and 74 sizes respectively. In addition to adding numerous sizes to its range of winter tyres, Falken is also offering a new all-season tyre, the Falken EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO. Designed to perform all year round and available in Europe since mid-September, the EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO is aimed specifically at performance-oriented vehicles.
The cold time of the year brings a variety of challenges for car journeys. As the only connection between the vehicle and the road, the tyre plays a crucial role. In this respect, good grip on wet roads and balance between the grip in snowy, wet and dry conditions are particularly important. Thanks to state-of-the-art development and production processes, both Falken cold weather patterns feature an outstanding cold weather performance and also impress due their higher rates of fuel efficiency and durability.
The Falken EUROWINTER HS02 and HS02 PRO cold weather product lines feature a dynamic sidewall design, a lower weight and numerous innovative technical features. The excellent aquaplaning properties of the two Falken tyres are also no coincidence: in the case of the Falken EUROWINTER HS01, a symmetrical and directional V-profile increases water drainage, while an asymmetrical three-zone tread on the HS02 PRO is responsible for clearing water in wet conditions. Due to this new tread design and the higher speed ratings, the Falken EUROWINTER HS02 PRO is aimed squarely at the performance-oriented drivers of passenger cars and SUVs, a new sector for Falken.
The same applies to the Falken EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO, with the design of the tyre optimised to meet the requirements of high-performance vehicles in both summer and winter seasons. The improved contour prevents a deformation of the tread and compensates for centrifugal forces at high speeds, resulting in more consistent contact with the road. This ensures improved stability and responsiveness whilst steering and braking, even at higher speeds.
Launched in 2022, the Falken EUROWINTER HS02 is now available in 45 sizes from 14 to 20 inches in the 45 to 70 series. Depending on its size, the tyre has the speed index T/H or V and is approved for speeds of up to 240 km/h. The Falken EUROWINTER HS02 PRO, which comes with a speed index of H/V/W, depending on the size, has a higher rating and allows for speeds of up to 270 km/h. This tyre is available in 74 sizes from 16 to 21 inches in the popular 35 to 70 series. The newcomer to the all-season segment, the Falken EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO, is available in 45 dimensions from 17 – 21 inches, across the 35 – 65 series and is also rated for speeds of up to 270 km/h.