Falken Ziex ZE914 Ecorun gets OE contract #2
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has been awarded a contract from FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC) to supply Falken tires for the 2016 Chrysler 200 BUX models.
Falken Tire Corp. will supply the Falken Ziex914 Ecorun, in size 215/55R17, to Sterling Heights, Mich., where the vehicle will be assembled. The Chrysler 200 BUX will be exported to other countries.
This is the Falken Ziex914 Ecorun's second original equipment contract with FCA US. The tire, in the 215/60R17, was OE on the 2015 Jeep Compass and Patriot BUX models.
“Being on an award winning vehicle such as the Chrysler 200 plays a vital role in our OE expansion,” says Anthony Lee, Falken's OE technical manager.
The ZE914 was designed to combine excellent rolling resistance with "great handling and wear performance."
Falken Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber, markets 13 car and light truck tire models under seven lines in nine categories and more than 300 sizes. It also sells a full lineup of medium truck tires. For more information, visit www.falkentire.com or facebook.com/falkentire.