Tomohiko Masuta appointed managing director of Falken and Sumitomo Rubber Europe
Tomohiko Masuta has assumed the position of managing director of both Falken Tyre Europe GmbH and Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH.
The independent testers at ACE LENKRAD magazine have awarded the FALKEN AZENIS FK510 the rating "highly recommended" in this year's summer tyre test.
Nine summer tyres in the dimension 225/45R17 were thoroughly scrutinised in this test. Having scored 152 points across all test disciplines, the Falken tyre was only five points behind the test winner and was thus able to secure this very good result.
The performance of the FALKEN AZENIS FK510 was particularly strong in the "Wet Safety" tests and emerged as the category winner with 68 points. The results in the other test categories were also impressive. In “Dry Safety”, Falken scored 51 points, just two adrift from the category winner, while in “Environment and Economy” just three points separated Falken and the top-scoring tyre.
The FALKEN AZENIS FK510 in fitment 225/45R17 is an excellent summer tyre solution for vehicles in the compact class, which is one of the most popular segments in the automotive market today. The FALKEN AZENIS FK510 was launched in 2016 and is available in 85 dimensions. This spring, 13 more fitment options will be added, and another two dimensions are in development.