Falken Strong Showing in 2020 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test

Falken’s EUROWINTER HS01 cold weather tyre has improved its performance again in Auto Express’ 2020 winter tyre test, scoring 98 percent, just two percent from the winner. The test highlighted Falken’s value for money, offering premium performance at mid-range pricing.

Tested in 205/55/16 size, the EUROWINTER HS01 was sixth in a closely-fought contest, just 0.4 percent off the podium-placed Michelin. Testers praised its dry braking performance where it was the second-placed tyre, its refinement where it placed third, scoring 99.7 percent and in both straight and curved aquaplaning where it was fourth.

Summarising the results Auto Express said “Your choice depends on your priorities: Falken is the one for dry grip.” Consistently described as “progressive and easy to control”, Falken’s tyre was also cheaper than four of the five higher placed rivals, making it a strong consideration for many motorists mindful of the cost of additional tyres, particularly in these difficult times when economies are sought but safety shouldn’t be compromised.

“This test, bringing together all the leading makers, confirms our commitment to offer a strong performing tyre at a very attractive and affordable price,” says Andreas Giese, senior manager corporate planning/product planning at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. “Motorists mindful of spending money on additional tyres can be confident of getting a premium level of quality and performance with Falken.”

As underlined by Auto Express, Falken’s EUROWINTER HS01 tyre has been developed continually over its life using its renowned 4D-NANO design processs to optimise and refine compound and construction.

Available in 115 sizes, from 13 – 21 inch in series 35 – 70, speed index T/H/V/W, the Falken EUROWINTER HS01 has also received praise across Europe including the Austrian ÖAMTC and Swiss TCS well-respected tyre tests.