Foton Tunland: Just the facts

Foton Tunland

FOUR-wheel drive aficionados are spoilt for choice in terms of new 4x4s, but it can get expensive when it comes time to purchase that brand-new fourbie.

Enter the budget, Chinese-made offerings. Foton is one such Chinese manufacturer that makes no-nonsense, relatively cheap 4x4s in single- and dual-cab variants. Here’s what you get for your money:

FOTON TUNLAND SINGLE CAB UTE

Drivetrain: 2.8 litre 4-cylinder 16-valve SOHC turbo-diesel with five-speed manual.
Style: Single-cab ute.

Foton Tunland interior

What you get: BorgWarner transfer case; Dana diff; Dana limited-slip rear diff; 120kW at 3600rpm and 360Nm at 1800-3000rpm; 200mm of ground clearance; 1015kg payload; 2500kg max towing capacity (braked); 750kg max towing capacity (unbraked); hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering; double wishbone, coil spring (front suspension); leaf spring with live beam axle (rear suspension); front ventilated discs; rear drums; 16in steel wheels with 245/70 R16 tyres; Bosch 4-channel ABS with EBD (anti-skid brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution); dual front airbags; remote keyless entry; tow hook up front; leather steering wheel; CD/MP3/radio audio with Bluetooth streaming; AUX/Mini USB ports; Tilt-adjusting steering wheel with controls for Bluetooth, audio and cruise control. Seating capacity: two.
RRP: $25,990*

Foton Tunland rear FOTON TUNLAND DUAL CAB UTE

Drivetrain: 2.8 litre 4-cylinder 16-valve SOHC turbo-diesel with five-speed manual.
Style: Dual cab ute.

Foton Tunland engine
What you get: BorgWarner transfer case; Dana diff; Dana limited-slip rear diff; 120kW at 3600rpm and 360Nm at 1800-3000rpm; 200mm of ground clearance; 1025kg payload; 2500kg max towing capacity (braked); 750kg max towing capacity (unbraked); hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering; double wishbone, coil spring (front suspension); leaf spring with live beam axle (rear suspension); front ventilated discs; rear drums; 17in alloys with 265/65 R17 tyres; Bosch 4-channel ABS with EBD (anti-skid brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution); tyre pressure monitoring system with dash readout; dual front airbags; rear parking sensors; remote keyless entry; ute tray with liner; power side mirrors with defrost function; side steps; daytime running lights in lower front bumper; rear step bumper with reversing sensors and fog lamps; tow hook up front; CD/MP3/radio audio with Bluetooth streaming; AUX/Mini USB ports; tilt-adjusting steering wheel with controls for Bluetooth, audio and cruise control; leather seat facings; eight-way adjusting driver seat with height, lumbar, fore-aft slide, recline; three-place rear bench seat with flip-up seat. Seating capacity: five.
RRP: $30,990*

*Nationwide driveaway price. Includes on-road costs.

Foton Tunland tub

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