Range Rover Evoque success lead Falken tyres to boost size range for the replacement market

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Falken has released new sizes of its AZENIS FK453CC SUV-specific on-road tyre for the replacement market as a result of the growing demand for the Range Rover Evoque.

Evoque owners now have the opportunity to fit a high performance tyre created specifically for more sports-oriented SUVs, providing improved stability and lower noise. Now available to order in 18”, 19” and 20” sizes, the AZENIS FK453CC was specifically created to meet the growing demand from today’s SUV market for better on-road performance, superior levels of refinement and higher speeds.

Sales of the Evoque soared by 35 per cent from September 2012 to September 2013 in the UK alone, spurring demand in the replacement tyre market for low-profile high-performance tyres that can be specified for heavier SUVs.

According to Falken tyres: “To achieve the balance of improved stability and higher speed requirements, the W and Y rated FK453CC features a more warp-resistant casing construction (dual ply) and its design incorporates an additional, reinforced cover ply and more rigid sidewalls to improve stability, with speed ratings of up to 186 mph.”

It also claims that with many Evoques fitted with large, 19″ and 20″ rims, its AZENIS FK453CC tyre design addresses the noise issue widely experienced in a sector that is demanding greater refinement.

Noise levels are reduced by 15 per cent compared to Falken’s previous SUV tyre, thanks to a rounder shoulder and an asymmetrical pattern and phase-shifted tread blocks. Though the Evoque is among the sleekest of SUVs, Falken’s FK453CC tyres provide increased resistance to hydroplaning, critical for heavier and taller passenger vehicles. Three central grooves, together with staggered sipes that break up the water film, have delivered a seven percent improvement in resistance to hydroplaning.

etyres supply and fit a wide range of Falken tyres to suit all vehicles, including the Range Rover Evoque, and its highly competitive prices are currently even lower thanks to its Big Tyre Sale. Customers who order four or more new tyres receive a £25 discount or £10 off if they buy two or three new tyres.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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