JOHANNESBURG - Foton has added a new Tunland bakkie to its line-up, a new one-ton, powered by a robust 2.8-litre Cummins diesel engine, the first vehicle in its category to be powered by an engine from the famous US-based company, reports Foton.The Tunland was launched in South Africa in 2012 initially as a double-cab 4x4. Subsequently, the range has grown with the arrival of a double cab 4x2, and an off-road single cab.TOUGH AS NAILSThe Cummins ISF 2.8 turbo-diesel is capable of 96kW and 280Nm using an honest eight litres/100km. The bakkie is fitted with 75 litre fuel tank. Power is sent the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.In June 2014, the Tunland single-cab will take on the local light commercial vehicle market. Foton says its new workhorse is far from being a "stripped-down" budget bakkie. Instead, its cabin is laden with features such as air-con, power windows and anti-skid anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution. It's equipped with a driver’s side airbag, height-adjustable seatbelts, motion-sensing door locks, remote central locking and height-adjustable halogen headlights.The Tunland was designed by an international team of engineers to be "tough and rugged" while, Foton says, offering a spacious cab, comfortable ride and a comprehensive standard specification.The Tunland has ladder-frame chassis which is torsionally rigid. It is fitted with a safety cell-cab and reinforced load body with a cargo capacity of more than 4m and a payload capability of 1 105kg. The front suspension is independent by means of double wishbones while leaf springs are used at the rear with a ground clearance of 160mm.The Tunland single-cab bakkie is priced at R199 950.It's sold with a three-year or 100 000km warranty, three-year roadside assistance and a three-year or unlimited anti-corrosion warranty.