Foton Tunland One-Ton Workhorse in South Africa

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A very affordable On-Road, single cab workhorse has been added to Foton’s growing range of Tunland premium pick-ups in South Africa. Like all the other Tunland models, the latest addition is powered by a robust 2.8-litre Cummins diesel engine. It is the first vehicle in this category to be powered by an engine from the famous US-based company.

The new model, which is well equipped for a workhorse bakkie, is priced at R199 950 which is very competitive.

The Tunland, a clean sheet development from one of China’s leading domestic automotive brands, was launched in SA in 2012, initially as a fully-equipped double cab 4×4. Subsequently the range has grown with the arrival of a double cab 4×2 and then an Off-Road single cab.

Now the On-Road Tunland single cab takes this Foton sub-brand into the largest segment of LCV sector in the local market.

This new workhorse is far from being a stripped down, budget bakkie. Instead it has a car-like interior and features such as air-conditioning, electric windows and anti-skid ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), a driver’s side airbag, height-adjustable front seatbelts, motion-sensing door locks, remote central locking, and height-adjustable halogen headlamps.


The Tunland was designed from the ground-up by an international team of development engineers to be tough and rugged while also offering a spacious cab, comfortable ride and a comprehensive standard specification.

The basic vehicle features a ladder frame chassis which is torsionally very rigid. It is fitted with a safety cell cab and reinforced load body with a cargo capacity of more than 4m3 and a payload capability of 1 105kg. Front suspension is independent by means of double wishbones while leaf springs are used at the rear. Ground clearance is 160mm.

The Cummins ISF 2.8 turbo-diesel power unit puts out 96kW of power and 280N.m of torque for optimum performance and economy in a workhorse application. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 8 litres/100km. A 75 litre fuel tank provides a very useful tank range. The engine drives the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

Sales and service for the Foton light commercial vehicle range is available from 36 dealers in South Africa, while the Tunland single cab workhorse comes with a

3-year/100 000km warranty, 3-year roadside assistance and a 3-year/unlimited anti-corrosion warranty.

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