Foton has given its Tunland pickup range a boost this week, introducing a new single-cab chassis model in Australia.
Joining the tubbed TK and TL models, the TH single-cab chassis is available in 4x2 and 4x4 forms, with drive-away prices of $24,990 and $26,990 respectively.
The single-cab Tunland features a 2583mm internal deck length with the standard tray, growing to 2730mm with the optional XL tray. Deck width for both is listed at 1805mm.
Foton claims segment-leading status with its standard tray, with only the Mahindra Genio offering longer internal deck length, while only the VW Amarok betters it for internal deck width.
Features of the single cab's alloy tray include a 76mm tube headboard frame with ladder pegs, a laser-cut steel mesh cab guard (in black or gunmetal), stainless and galvanised steel spring-loaded over-centre anti-rattle latches, external tie rails with shallow stirrups, and stiffened dropsides.
The Tunland also features a 1600mm front track and 1585mm rear track for improved cornering when the tray is loaded up.
As with the dual-cab ute models, the single-cab chassis Tunland is powered by a Cummins ISF 2.8 litre four-cylinder diesel.
In the 4x4 single-cab, the engine produces 120kW and 360Nm - as it does with the dual-cab - while the 4x2 drops outputs to 96kW and 280Nm.
Both models are equipped with a five-speed manual transmission: a Getrag unit in the 4x4, while the 4x2 gets an Aisin-Tangshan unit.
Fuel use with the higher-output 4x4 is listed at 8.3 l/100km, while the 96kW 4x2 version drops fuel use to 8.0 l/100km.
Standard features with the TH trim grade include air-conditioning, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, two-stage remote entry, leather composite steering wheel with audio, cruise and Bluetooth controls, aux and iPod ports, carpeted floor and back wall.
Safety features include dual airbags, ABS, adjustable top-mount seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, and high-mounted brake lights.
Foton Australia has previously confirmed that Electronic Stability Control will be added to the Tunland in the first half of 2014.
The company says it now has 25 dealers nationally, with another five "in advanced negotiation stages", expected to sign on by year's end.
- Tunland TH 4x2 - standard tray - $24,990
- Tunland TH 4x4 - standard tray - $26,990
- Tunland TH 4x2 - XL tray - $25,740
- Tunland TH 4x4 - XL tray - $27,740