Boom time for Foton

FOTON is enjoying a boom with its sturdy and reliable Tunland four wheel drive as recognition grows for this reliable, sturdy and economic off- roader.

Initially catching the eye for its pace, the Tunland has been living up to expectations with buyers because of its all-round qualities.

That starts with the Cummins 2.8 litre turbo engine with its 120kW of power at 3600rpm and a best torque figure of 360Nm at 1400rpm, both right in the zone for power and economy.

These engines provide the power for all the Tunland fleet, in a partnership that really was made in heaven.

The Cummins engine is a genuine world name on the automotive scene. Power is delivered through a five speed manual transmission which can provide an exceptional fuel consumption figure of 8.3 l/100 kms.

The Foton Tunland comes with a full book of stability programmes like anti-lock brakes, traction control, hill descent and all the things you will need when you wave the hard seal goodbye.

There are some nice little extras available such as a nudge bar, tinted windows, 20 inch alloys with mud tyres, a sports lid, a roll bar and a bonnet protector.

It is no slouch on the open highway either being able to cope with New Zealand’s open road limit of 100kmh effortlessly, while the ride is comfortable enough.

There is plenty of room for the family in the double cab, which means it won’t be sitting in the drive at the weekend.

The four wheel drive double cab is being sold for $28,686 plus GST which brings it to $32,990 with on road costs of $1200, a tidy package that comes in just south of $34,000.

There is the mental comfort in knowing that you are dealing with an established motor company.

Foton was established in 1996 and has steadily expanded throughout the world, slowly gaining respect for the quality of its product.

One of the reasons for that is an extensive research and development programme, with centres in Beijing, Germany, Japan and Taiwan.

FOTON is enjoying a boom with its sturdy and reliable Tunland four wheel drive as recognition grows for this reliable, sturdy and economic off- roader.

Initially catching the eye for its pace, the Tunland has been living up to expectations with buyers because of its all-round qualities.

That starts with the Cummins 2.8 litre turbo engine with its 120kW of power at 3600rpm and a best torque figure of 360Nm at 1400rpm, both right in the zone for power and economy.

These engines provide the power for all the Tunland fleet, in a partnership that really was made in heaven.

The Cummins engine is a genuine world name on the automotive scene. Power is delivered through a five speed manual transmission which can provide an exceptional fuel consumption figure of 8.3 l/100 kms.

The Foton Tunland comes with a full book of stability programmes like anti-lock brakes, traction control, hill descent and all the things you will need when you wave the hard seal goodbye.

There are some nice little extras available such as a nudge bar, tinted windows, 20 inch alloys with mud tyres, a sports lid, a roll bar and a bonnet protector.

It is no slouch on the open highway either being able to cope with New Zealand’s open road limit of 100kmh effortlessly, while the ride is comfortable enough.

There is plenty of room for the family in the double cab, which means it won’t be sitting in the drive at the weekend.

The four wheel drive double cab is being sold for $28,686 plus GST which brings it to $32,990 with on road costs of $1200, a tidy package that comes in just south of $34,000.

There is the mental comfort in knowing that you are dealing with an established motor company.

Foton was established in 1996 and has steadily expanded throughout the world, slowly gaining respect for the quality of its product.

One of the reasons for that is an extensive research and development programme, with centres in Beijing, Germany, Japan and Taiwan.

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