Subaru Picks Falken Ziex ZE001 as OE for Ascent

Jan. 23, 2018

Falken Tire Corp.'s Ziex ZE001 all season tires have earned the original equipment fitment on Subaru's largest vehicle ever, the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

The vehicle was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Subaru Ascent is fitted with Ziex ZE001 tires in size 245/60R18, and size 245/50R20 for the limited trim level vehicle.

“We are very proud to have Falken Tires selected for Subaru’s new halo SUV,” says David Colletti, Falken’s vice president of original equipment. “It’s obvious the Ascent is a very important vehicle to Subaru and critical to its lineup as it becomes Subaru’s biggest SUV. We know our Falken Ziex line of tires is a perfect match to this vehicle.”

Falken says the Ziex ZE001 A/S incorporates the latest in technology and design. The tire has four circumferential grooves to evacuate water and enhance hydroplane resistance and stability in wet conditions. Chamfered tread block corners support even wear throughout the tire’s life, and a solid center rib targets excellent handling response.

The all-new Ascent will be built at Subaru’s U.S. plant, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., and delivered to Subaru retailers in early summer 2018.

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