FALKEN TIRES Selected as Original Equipment Tire to 2019 Volkswagen Jetta for Both 16- and 17- Inch Fitments
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Falken Tires, a leading manufacturer of tire technology for cars, trucks and crossovers, officially becomes an original equipment supplier to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, providing fitments for both 16-inch as well as 17-inch with its SINCERA SN250A All-Season tire. Sizes include 205/60R16 92H and 205/55R17 91H.
Falken began production in late March 2018 at parent company’s Sumitomo Rubber’s Thailand plant. Markets served for the new Jetta equipped with Falken-branded tires include all of North America, with 16-inch tires available this June. Cars with the 17-inch configuration Falken tires will be available by December 2018.
The symmetric, ribbed tread pattern of the SINCERA SN250A All-Season is designed to create stiffer grooves that support each other for even wear, prolonging the life of the tire and making the SINCERA a perfect match to the driver who desires cruising comfort in any weather condition.
Though the Jetta sedan continues as Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle, the designers and engineers at VW have created a brand new model for 2019. The car features a coupe-like body design, a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that gets EPA estimated highway fuel economy of 40 mpg, and a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions. With significant features added as standard, along with a number of upscale options, the all-new Jetta makes an excellent choice in the compact-sedan segment.
“Falken Tires welcomes the opportunity to join the Volkswagen family,” said David Colletti, Falken's Vice President, Original Equipment. “The Jetta has been a sales leader for Volkswagen since the early 1980s, bringing many new owners into the fold. We’re proud as a tire brand to help reach this dynamic group of drivers and enthusiasts who will see how well the new Jetta responds on our SINCERA All-Season tires.”