Falken Tyre Europe said it had secured a contract to supply VW Group premium brand Audi with OEM fit tyres for a new compact SUV.

The updated Q3 will be fitted with the supplier's ZIEX ZE914 tyres in the 215/65R17 size.

Falken said it offers the tyre exclusively to OEMS and claims its lower rolling resistance, good handling and braking properties "offer an ideal combination for today's driver".

"With developments to its rubber compound and an optimised profile, engineers have created a tyre that blends safety and fuel economy, whilst retaining the driving characteristics that led to the tyre being recommended by leading media tyre tests in Germany, including Auto-Motor-Sport magazine and ACE-Lenkrad," the supplier added.