Foton is introducing a pair of 4x2 versions of its Tunland double-cab to the local market in a bid to further drive home the firm’s value-for-money status in the one-one pickup segment.
Two new Foton Tunland 4x2 derivatives will be offered; the Comfort, priced at R249 950 and the Luxury at R269 950.
Among the standard features fitted to these models are air-con, radio/CD/MP3/USB audio system, electric windows with one-touch down operation (with one-touch up and down for the driver’s side on Lux models), electrically adjustable mirrors (heated on the Lux models), a coated load bay with a carrying capacity of 925 kg and 16-inch alloy wheels. Rear park distance control is standard on the Luxury 4x2 model as is leather upholstery, while the Comfort receives cloth-covered seats.
Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear foglamps and doors that lock once the vehicle is in motion.
Power is still provided by the Cummins-developed ISF 2,8-litre turbodiesel engine coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. This unit develops 120 kW and 360 N.m of torque and can run on both 50 ppm and 500 ppm –grade diesel: the latter requiring service intervals being reduced from 20 000 to 10 000 km. Foton claims a combined fuel consumption figure of 8,3L/100 km for the 4x2 models.
The Tunland range will be further bolstered by the introduction of single- and extended-cab variants later in the year.
All Tunland models are covered by a 3 year/100 000km warranty, three-year corrosion warranty and roadside assistance for three years and a 2 year / 40 000km service plan.
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