Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Falken Tires has introduced its first ever all-weather touring tire: the all-new AKLIMATE. Blending the characteristics of an all-season with those of a winter tire, the severe-snow-rated Aklimate provides increased traction in cold temperatures and winter conditions while allowing drivers to maintain the convenience of utilizing one set of tires year-round.
Falken leaned on its award-winning Advanced 4D Nano Design Technology to develop a new rubber compound that delivers an ideal balance of wet handling, snow traction, and tread life.
“It’s difficult to develop a tire that does everything well,” said Tsuyoshi Johnson, Falken’s Product Manager, Passenger Car Tires. “Most tire characteristics inherently oppose each other. A tire that lasts long typically doesn’t provide acceptable snow traction, and vice versa. And tires designed for colder weather generally don’t perform when temperatures rise. We did everything we could to limit these compromises during development, from the all-new rubber compound to the intricate tread design, resulting in a tire that delivers across the board.”
Aklimate’s tread pattern was designed to combine optimized sipe depths with tread pattern rigidity, ensuring confident traction throughout the life of the tire. Additionally, Canyon Groove Technology enhances braking performance in the snow while helping to maintain a comfortable, quiet ride.
“Our goal was to engineer the most well-rounded tire we’ve ever created,” continued Johnson. “We’re proud to say we’ve accomplished that.”
Aklimate comes with a 65,000-mile limited tread life warranty along with Falken’s popular Road Hazard Protection and 30-Day Ride Guarantees to inspire confidence and peace of mind on any road.
Available in a total of 88 sizes, with available rim sizing of 15 to 22-inches, Aklimate was designed to complement a variety of vehicles, from sedans to SUVs to modern electric vehicles. Popular fitments include Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Explorer, Honda Civic, Hyundai Kona, Lexus RX, Mercedes Benz GLC, Nissan Versa, Subaru Forester, and Toyota Camry.
“Adding Aklimate to our product lineup gives us a chance to reach folks across North America who want increased winter driving capability without compromising the convenience of using one set of tires year-round,” said Rick Brennan, Vice President of Strategic Planning. “All-weather products like the Aklimate are setting a new standard for what’s expected from tires in today’s market. Providing winter performance with minimal compromise in tread life and dry traction is what consumers are starting to expect in a set of tires. As the winter months approach, we look forward to seeing Aklimates on our customers’ vehicles very soon.”