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Foton upgrades its Tunland double-cabs

2014-07-22 10:25

MORE VALUE: Foton has enhanced its Tunland range with a few standard features. Image: Foton

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Foton has spruced up its Tunland double-cab one-ton bakkies with the addition of Bluetooth and multi-function controls on the steering-wheel of Lux units for hands-free communication plus upgrades on all interior finishes.

The Tunland was launched in South Africa only as a double cab 4x4 in 2012. A 4x2 double cab followed along with a single cab 4x2 in on- and off-road configurations with specifications to match.

The automaker says prices of the double-cabs are very competitive, ranging from R294 950 for the 4x2 Comfort to R369 950 for the 4x4 Comfort. A higher-spec Lux model is available at R20 000 more with leather upholstery, reversing radar and a better audio system.

COMPETITIVE FEATURES

According to Foton, the Tunland beats its premium-range rivals in terms of overall performance, spacious cabin and load-box dimensions.

Under each bonnet there’s a Cummins ISF engine good for 120kW from 3600rpm and 360Nm from 1800rpm. Foton says it’s one of the few engines in a pick-up in SA which complies with Euro IV emission regulations and claims a combined fuel consumption of 8.3 litres/100km and 219g/km of CO2 emissions.

Approved accessories include two towballs (the vehicle has a towing capacity of 2500kg), underbody protection plates, nudge bar, door steps, load box canopy and cabin mats.

Comfort and Lux models come with steps, the Lux with a rollover bar and a tonneau cover. These items are available for the Comfort, too.

The Tunland has a three-year or 100 000km warranty, three-year anti-rust through warranty and roadside assistance for three years. The 4x2 double-cabs have a two-year or 40 000km service plan.

10 000km service intervals mean 500ppm diesel fuel can be used.
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