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Foton's new pick-up - Foton Tunland

11.03.2014

WITH the relatively successful introduction of its Tunland double cab, Foton has decided to enter the single-cab market. There will be two derivatives initially, the Comfort and Luxury.

The starting price for the Comfort is R239 950 while the Luxury model commands a R10 000 premium, although it provides few extras. These include a cosmetic roll bar, tonneau cover, side steps and a nudge bar. The addition of these two single cabs to the Tunland line-up of four double cabs brings the current model range to six. 

These work-orientated vehicles are not equipped with four-wheel-drive, but they do benefit from a limited slip differential and 220mm of ground clearance.

The new models are powered by the same 2.8-litre Cummins IDF turbo-diesel engine that produces 96kW and 280Nm of torque in this guise. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox. Claimed fuel consumption is 8.0 litres/100km from a 75-litre fuel tank.

The single cab can carry a payload of 1 130kg in its reinforced load body, but it can also tow a braked trailer weighing up to 2.5 tonnes. It makes use of a ladder-frame construction for the chassis with a reinforced steel body while its suspension system uses coil-sprung independent double wishbones up front and parallel leaf springs at the rear.

Standard equipment in the single cabs includes air conditioning, electric windows, a multi-function steering wheel, an audio system with a radio/CD/MP3 player with Bluetooth and auxiliary and USB audio inputs as well as 16-inch alloy wheels. There are also dual front airbags, ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution, motion-sensing door locks, height-adjustable halogen headlamps, height-adjustable seat belts with pre-tensioners and an alarm linked to a remote central locking system.

The Tunland range is covered by a 3-year/100 000km factory warranty, 3-year anti-corrosion warranty and 3-year roadside assistance.

Article written by Autodealer
11.03.2014
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