International affair sign of quality for Foton 4WD, utes

THERE is a lot of background quality from international companies behind the Foton Tunland range of trucks that are continuing to make their mark on the New Zealand motoring scene.

Probably the best known is Cummins, the American engine maker, which thanks to the joint venture with Foton provides the world renowned engines that are highly regarded for their cleanliness, efficiency and reliability.

Cummins is the largest independent designer and manufacturer of diesel engines in the world. The ISF 2.8 Cummins used by Foton has maximum power of 120kW at 3600rpm and torque of 360Nm between 1800 and 3000rpm. They have a braked towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes. Also well known throughout the world are Getrag, the makers of the five speed manual transmission and Dana which produces the differential parts.

Getrag has been in operation for 80 years, operates throughout the world and is known as the Home of Transmission. It is also a preferred partner for the automobile industry.

Dana Inc. is equally active worldwide and has been responsible for the transmissions in legends of the automobile industry like the Ford Model T, the Second World War era Jeep, London taxicabs, 18 wheel big rigs, and every car in the Nascar racing circuit. All in all quite a portfolio.

The Tunlands come in two models which cover all the bases — the two wheel drive double cab, and the four wheel drive double cab.

All the Fotons have electronic stability control that incorporates traction control, hill descent control and hill hold control. There are rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and remote keyless entry with a two stage door unlocking function as well as being able to open and close the windows remotely.

Comfort features common to the whole range are air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, side mirrors and leather-trim seat facings and steering wheel.

There is also an MP3 compatible CD player with Bluetooth. Topping all these features off is Foton’s 100,000 kilometre warranty and three-year roadside assistance package.

THERE is a lot of background quality from international companies behind the Foton Tunland range of trucks that are continuing to make their mark on the New Zealand motoring scene.

Probably the best known is Cummins, the American engine maker, which thanks to the joint venture with Foton provides the world renowned engines that are highly regarded for their cleanliness, efficiency and reliability.

Cummins is the largest independent designer and manufacturer of diesel engines in the world. The ISF 2.8 Cummins used by Foton has maximum power of 120kW at 3600rpm and torque of 360Nm between 1800 and 3000rpm. They have a braked towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes. Also well known throughout the world are Getrag, the makers of the five speed manual transmission and Dana which produces the differential parts.

Getrag has been in operation for 80 years, operates throughout the world and is known as the Home of Transmission. It is also a preferred partner for the automobile industry.

Dana Inc. is equally active worldwide and has been responsible for the transmissions in legends of the automobile industry like the Ford Model T, the Second World War era Jeep, London taxicabs, 18 wheel big rigs, and every car in the Nascar racing circuit. All in all quite a portfolio.

The Tunlands come in two models which cover all the bases — the two wheel drive double cab, and the four wheel drive double cab.

All the Fotons have electronic stability control that incorporates traction control, hill descent control and hill hold control. There are rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and remote keyless entry with a two stage door unlocking function as well as being able to open and close the windows remotely.

Comfort features common to the whole range are air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, side mirrors and leather-trim seat facings and steering wheel.

There is also an MP3 compatible CD player with Bluetooth. Topping all these features off is Foton’s 100,000 kilometre warranty and three-year roadside assistance package.

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