Sumitomo Introduces 4 Tires; First Up Is the Wildpeak A/T3W

March 10, 2016

At its dealer meeting last October, Falken Tire Corp. gave some of its dealers a sneak peek at four new tires. Five months later, they are ready to be launched.

The company, which has been renamed Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. since Jan. 1, 2016, is in the middle of a weeks-long ride-and-drive in Phoenix, Ariz., for tire dealers across the country. The four tires being introduced are: WildPeak A/T3W, WildPeak M/T, Sincera SN250 A/S (a performance touring tire) and Azenis FK450 A/S (an ultra-high performance all-season tire).

The original story ("Falken Rolls Out 4 New Tires; 8 More to Come") broke Oct. 27 during the World Series (Falken is the official tire of Major League Baseball).

Here is the first of four additional reports on the tires by MTD Editor Bob Ulrich, starting with the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, an all-terrain tire engineered "for adventure, any time and in any weather," according to Sumitomo. It follows the Wildpeak A/T01 and A/T02, although it is not a "next generation tire," which is why it is not named A/T03. It is a whole new animal.

Thanks to an optimized tread design and a silica tread compound, the A/T3W "excells in three areas: wear, winter and wet performance." The tire also features the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol.

The Wildpeak A/T3W is available in 54 LT and P-metric sizes.

15 inches

30x9.50R15LT 104S          31x10.50R15LT 109S

32x11.50R15LT 113R        33x12.50R15LT 108R

35x12.50R15LT 113R        235/75R15 XL 109T

16 inches

LT225/75R16 115/112S      235/70R16 XL 109T

LT235/85R16 120/116S      P245/75R16 XL 112T

LT245/75R16 120/116S      255/70R16 XL 115T

265/70R16 112T                 265/75R16 116T

LT265/75R16 123/120S      LT285/75R16 126/123R

LT305/70R16 124/121R      LT315/75R16 127/124R

17 inches

35x12.50R17LT 121R         235/75R17 109T

LT235/80R17 120/117R      245/65R17 111T

245/70R17 XL 114T            LT245/70R17 119/116S

245/75R17 112T                 LT245/75R17 121/118S

255/65R17 XL 114T            255/70R17 112T

265/65R17 XL 116T            265/70R17 115T

LT265/70R17 121/118S      P285/70R17 117T

LT285/70R17 121/118S      LT285/75R17 121/118S

LT315/70R17 121/118S

18 inches

255/70R18 113T                 265/60R18 XL 114T

265/65R18 114T                 265/70R18 116T

LT265/70R18 124/121S     275/65R18 116T

LT275/65R18 123/120S     LT275/70R18 125/122S

LT285/65R18 125/122S     LT305/65R18 124/121R

LT235/65R18 127/124S

20 inches

35x12.50R20LT 121R         LT265/60R20 121/118S

275/55R20XL 117T             275/60R20 115T

LT275/65R20 126/123S      LT285/55R20 122/119T

LT305/55R20 121/118S      LT325/60R20 126/123S

All the sizes are backed by a 55,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.