Falken winter tyres awarded “recommended” test review
Having been awarded the accolade of recommended product in the latest tyre test by the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC, in cooperation with ADAC and TCS), the current Falken EUROWINTER HS01 is one of the most solid winter tyres for passenger cars. This result also puts it ahead of some of the leading products. In a test field with a total of 15 candidates in the wide-ranging 205/55 R16H format for compact cars and vehicles in the lower mid-range category, the Falcon EUROWINTER HS01 achieved sixth place.
The verdict of “good in wet conditions” is especially relevant to safety-conscious drivers, as winter in Central Europe is characterised by its relatively high number of rainy days. Its good grip in the morning dew and in actual rain allows for critical driving situations to fade into the background.
In recent years, harsh winters with high amounts of snow and ice have become less frequent, but good attributes are still indispensable for winter tyres on the respective driving surfaces. On ice, the Falken EUROWINTER HS01 is rated just as positively as the test winners, and was awarded a respectable grade of 2.7 on snow. Its further strengths include its high mileage capability, which can be achieved due to its good wear attributes.
The recently tested model from the winter product range of Falken, the EUROWINTER HS01, is available in more than 100 different sizes, making it an option for most drivers. It has been on the market for several years and continues to convince with its excellent grip in snowy, icy and wet driving conditions, its first-class aquaplaning resistance and its high degree of directional stability for several years. The Falken EUROWINTER HS01 is available in the sizes of 13 to 21 inches as a series product with a 35 to 70 percent cross-section for speeds of 190 to 270 km/h (speed indices T/H/V/W).
With the EUROWINTER HS01 SUV, Falken is also offering its successful directional winter tyre for the SUV segment in more than 40 different sizes. The Falken product range also includes the EUROWINTER HS01 Runflat, which is available in 16 sizes and is equipped with run-flat attributes, which ensure safe driving in the event of a puncture.
“We are pleased about the positive rating for the Falken EUROWINTER HS01 in a very competitive environment, and are convinced that motorists will be able to make it through the winter safely with our products,” says Andreas Giese, Senior Manager Corporate Planning/Product Planning at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH commenting on the results of the test.