2015 Foton Tunland 4×4 dual-cab

Our Car of the Week is the 2015 Foton Tunland 4x4 dual-cab

We have an amazing hunger for dual-cab utes in Australia and while there are plenty to choose from, prices can just be beyond many family budgets.

Some people just want a 4×2 or 4×4 dual-cab ute to use on the weekends and, of course, there are plenty of farmers out there that don’t give two hoots about a lot of the odds and extras being added to the mainstream dual-cab offerings now a days.

So, if any of this sounds familiar, maybe checking out the Foton Tunland is an idea.

Yes, we are talking a vehicle built in China, however, with prices starting at just $27,990 for the dual-cab model with rear-wheel drive and only $30,990 for the flagship 4×4 model, the Tunland is hard to beat on value.

Under the bonnet is a 120kW/360Nm 2.8 litre turbo-diesel engine that is supplied to Foton by the renowned truck engine manufacturer, Cummins. Foton claims combined fuel use of a very reasonable 8.4L/100km.

Take note though, our Car of the Week comes only with a five-speed manual, automatic simply isn’t available.

Standard features include;

  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless entry and central locking
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seats
  • Power windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor

Not bad for the money hey?

White is the standard paint colour, though ‘ premium’ silver or black will cost you an additional $400.

At this stage there isn’t an ANCAP safety rating for the Foton Tunland, though it does come with dual air-bags, EBD and ABS.

Foton backs the Tunland with a three year/100,000km warranty and you get a 2,500kg towing capacity.

Look, the Foton Tunland is not going to be as refined as some of its more mainstream opponents, but with prices about $20,000 - $25,000 less, it is surely worth a test drive and some Car of the Week acknowledgment.

There are Foton dealerships in all Australian states and territories, check out more details on the Foton website.

NUTS and BOLTS – 2015 Foton Tunland 4×4 dual-cab

Engine: 2.8 litre turbo-diesel producing 120kW and 360Nm

Transmission: Five-speed manual (only)

Safety: Not tested

Warranty: 3yr/100,000km

Origin: China

Price: From $30,990

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