The Malaysia road currently consists of 90% 4×4 light-trucks and SUV mainly from 5 major brands such as Isuzu, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. Based on the Malaysia vehicle sales report from the year 2013 to 2019, there are more than 300,000 units of light-truck that were registered on the road in Malaysia.
We’ve asked Frankie Kong, 4×4 & SUV Specialist in Malaysia tyre distribution industry with over 15 years of experience and he said that there are massive evolution changes in 4×4 and SUV since 2011 in terms of performance where the manufacturer can produce a higher HP output with lower cc engine. This indirectly contributes to a better fuel economy to help customers save costs. The design of 4×4 and SUV are getting better as well as safety features introduce were on par with a passenger car. Most importantly, the 4×4 & SUV provide dual usage for personal and work without the need of getting a second car and a 4×4 or SUV gives them the freedom to go on an adventure any time at any weather.
Due to this, the overall 4×4 tyre market demand by types are separated as such:- ALL-TERRAIN (AT) = ~ 80%(Upgrade), HIGHWAY TERRAIN (HT) = ~ 15%(OE replacement), and MUD TERRAIN (MT) = ~5%(Upgrade off-road Performance). The reason why 80% of 4×4 driver prefer AT tyre is due to its all-weather rugged capability tyre which caters to the demand of 4×4 light-truck and SUV driver for better overall handling and with its overall performance improvement and adventure lifestyle, the All-Terrain (AT) tyre is the best choice for the Malaysia road conditions.
If you are a 4×4 or SUV user, this is why should you choose the FALKEN WILDPEAK A/T3W or the FALKEN WILDPEAK MT01. The Falken Wildpeak A/T3W is the new generation high-performance Hybrid 4×4 All-Terrain tyre which combines aggressive off-road ability and rugged terrain driving without compromise on the pavement. To break things down, the A/T means it is durable and capable both on and off-road while the 3W means Wear, Winter, and Wet performance are better than ever before thanks to the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W new tread compound and deep tread design (15.6mm-deepest tread depth in the category) as well as the full depth sipes and grooves which provides long-lasting wear as well as consistent snow and hydroplane resistance throughout the life of the tire. The Non LT sizes of the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W are enriched with Silica which means they will deliver superior wear life and wet performance.
Every size of the Falken A/T3W is USTMA and TRAC qualified for the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) symbol representing it is designed for severe snow conditions which means the tyres will provide outstanding grip on the slippery or raining road for the Malaysian users. Packed with technology, the Falken A/T3W has Falken’s 4D NANO DESIGN and patented 3D Canyon Sipes to an all-new proprietary lower sidewall. The Falken AT/3W is currently leading #1 with a total of 28 sizes available in Malaysia from 15″ to 20″ and the Mercedes G-Class 2019 OE tyres is the FALKEN Wildpeak A/T3WA measuring 265/60R18.
The Falken Wildpeak MT01 is a tyre that knows no boundaries when it comes to maximum off-road traction and toughness. It is trusted and tested by a number of professionals (Off-Road KING OF HAMMER & ULTRA4 EVERY MAN CHALLENGE) to take on the harshest and toughest condition no matter if it’s pavement, mud, snow or rocks. The M/T features Falken’s proprietary three-ply DURASPEC™ Sidewall Technology that was developed to sustain the most punishing off-road conditions. DURASPEC™ also features two high ply turn-ups that provide an additional layer of protection and durability. The Falken M/T tyre features a thick, aggressive upper sidewall along with an offset shoulder blocks to provide additional traction at low air pressures on rugged terrain or in an off-camber situation while the lower sidewall features the Heat Diffusors technology to help dissipate heat in order to protect the internal tyre components stays cool to ensure the vehicle stability during towing or while carrying heavy loads.
The WILDPEAK M/T not only performs well on harsh terrain but it also provides exceptional road manners thanks to an optimized variable three-pitch tread pattern that positions the tread blocks to provide an exceptionally quiet ride. Besides that, the M/T tyres have a rugged & rigid tread block that provides tread pattern rigidity in the contact patch to enhance vehicle stability and handling while preventing stones from becoming trapped in the grooves. We know that the M/T is built for maximum toughness and users will be using them in muddy or rocky terrain and they will be pleased with the rock and mud defense feature on the Falken Wildpeak M/T tyre which shed mud from the tread grooves to prevent loss of traction and ensure maximum grip while preventing rocks from puncturing the base of the tread. The Falken Wildpeak MT01 is available in Malaysia with sizes ranging from 15” to 20”.
For more information about Falken Tyres or the FALKEN Wildpeak A/T3W & MT01, visit Stamford Tyres Retails:
Glenmarie Tyre Mart ( 017 669 1219 HWA ), Cheras Tyre Mart ( 019 731 7988 JAMES ), Kota Damansara Tyre Mart ( 011 5123 2800 CHOO ), And any Falken authorized dealers. Besides that, visit the Stamford Tyre website at www.stamfordtyres.com.my or check their Instagram or Facebook @FalkenMalaysia or speak to our 4×4 expert – Frankie Kong 016 228 0076.