Foton has upgraded its Tunland double cab premium one-ton pick-up range with additional features. The latest developments include the addition of Bluetooth with multi-function controls on the steering wheel of the Luxury derivatives for hands-free communication.
There has also been a general upgrading of the interior finishes on all models.
The Tunland, which has been developed for international markets, was launched in South Africa initially only as a double cab 4×4 in 2012. Subsequently a 4×2 double cab followed and since then there has been the introduction of single cab 4×2 bakkie derivatives in On Road workhorse and Off Road configurations with specifications to match.
Prices of the double cab models are very competitive, ranging from R294 950 for the 4×2 Comfort to R369 950 for the 4×4 Comfort. In each case a higher specification Lux model is available at a price premium of R20 000. Among the added specification items are leather seats, rear park distance control and an improved audio system.
The scene was set for the introduction of the Foton Tunland in South Africa by a successful launch test drive with 4×4 double cabs over the very rough and demanding Baboon’s Pass in Lesotho. This venture went a long way to showing the calibre of this new bakkie range even before it was launched and the company is now building on this rugged reputation as the range expands.
The Tunland not only matches up or beats its premium range rivals in terms of its overall performance, but it also has one of the most spacious interiors in the premium one-ton pick-up market. Its load box dimensions are very competitive too.