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    Hi, was looking at the Leisure Wheels, must say I agree the quality of the articles are going down, came across the Tunland! See it is coming to SA. Any thoughts and ideas about it from the Forum members?

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    Well if they say it's the best of china that is better than gwm then it might be worth a look
    The gwm is fine for the monie you pay so let see
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    Its all about price and quality
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    Yup, reckon price will determine. Same power as current Isuzu and bigger than Hilux. Keen too see what it will be like in the metal.

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    Interesting is the Cummins engine and Cadillac gearbox.
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    The Tunland looks alot like the new Bt-50 thats coming.Nice looking bakkie,just dont like the grill.They will sell well if the price is like that of Gwm

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    I'll definately buy one as soon as;
    • They have, roughly, the same amount of service centres as VW, Ford or Toyota.
    • I know what the Tunland's resale value will be after, say 5 years.
    • I can find out what it's like after, say, 100 000km.
    • I know what maintenance costs are when it comes to wear items, clutches, hand brake cables, water pumps, that sort of thing.
    • I've heard way more happy customer reports than complaints.
    • I feel like supporting a Chinese state-owned company.
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    Does'nt look too shabby. just wish the chinese would learn to be a bit more original. that model name sounds too much like TOYOTA TUNDRA.maybe they figure potential customers will associated it with the latter....be more ready to part with their hard earned cash.

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    i wonder if they gonna build it at the plant they are building here in pe?
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    Manny you should support the chinas more, after all one of them is carting your caipirinhas all the way down to where apparently the sun sets
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    Foton Tunland has just been up Baboons Pass completely standard with open diffs and with belly protection added in 4.5 hours. A Toyota owner said that it is more comfortable than his new Hilux.

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    Hi, wonder when they will be launched here? Or have they and I missed it? I suppose pricing in the end will determine how well it will do. At least it seems like they are pretty good off-road.

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    Frans
    The launch is planned for August. Pricing will be around R50 to R80k less than Hilux/Ranger as indicated to me. These were preproduction vehicles that we took up Baboons to film the TV ad, Lat Wiel program, Leisure Wheels article and broscure pics. We took the one up on the recce run in 4.5hrs. The next day we took up 3. One broke something in the front diff about 3km from the top. We suspect that a spider gear seized. These vehicles were shipped in and left for Baboons 2.5 days after arriving in the country and were first put in 4x4 on Baboons. There are a couple of niggles that needs fixing but overall quality and commitment from Foton SA is great.
    I will never critizise a TV program again. Days of work goes into making a 30second ad and a half an hour program. And the production models will have either a LSD or locker in the back.

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    Hi, thanks for the feedback. Would still like to see them for myself. Best of luck to them.

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    Foton Tunland: first drive review

    By Bruce McMahonThe Courier-Mail20 February 2012

    It was enough to suggest the ute is a viable proposition at the right money.
    Bruce McMahon road tests and reviews the new Foton Tunland ute.

    It is early days yet but Foton's Tunland has potential to find a niche in Australia's thriving ute market.
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    Depending on features, pricing (as always) and a viable sales network, Australians may warm to this line-up of Cummins-powered, Chinese-built utes in two and four-wheel drive.

    Not perhaps as fancy-dancy as some recent arrivals, the Tunland looks and feels like a decent workhorse from one of China's youngest vehicle companies. Styling is restrained, mechanical underpinnings strong and Foton keen for international conquests.

    Some of the Tunland's character is imbued by the 2.8 litre diesel from Cummins, a respected name among truckers. There's also a Gertrag transmission and Dana axles; nothing wrong with the mechanical package there's just a truckload of competition out there so prices will need to be sharp when the Tunlands arrive around May.

    First will be the dual cab, diesel with five-speed manual transmission and rear or four-wheel drive. An extra and a single cab version should arrive by the third quarter, followed by a 2 litre, petrol engine and a six-speed ZF auto either late this year or early next.
    A Foton commuter/cargo van is due in the second half of 2012 and a SUV wagon, based on the Tunland, some time in 2013.

    VALUE
    Prices and specifications aren't yet finalised on Australian-bound Tunlands. Foton had benchmarked the new ute against the like of Toyota's HiLux, Isuzu D-Max and Nissan Navara. But with a host of unknowns for Australian customers, Tunland pricing will have to undercut those rivals; Carsguide would suggest the top-spec, five-speed, four-wheel drive dual cab, needs to arrive in the high $30,000s with the auto perhaps breaking into the $40,000s.

    DESIGN
    It is a fair-sized dual cab, 150mm wider in the cabin than a Toyota HiLux though rivals may beat it for rear legroom. The dual cab's cargo tub measures a respectable 1520mm by 1580mm by 440mm; the single cab's tray runs out at 2315mm long.
    Inside is clean and tidy, tending more toward Euro asthetics than Asian. Indeed much of the switchgear and dashboard instruments look as if lifted from Volkswagen's spare parts bin.
    The up-spec cabin features leather and flashes of plastic timber; all will have a no-nonsense instrument panel alongside stereo system in the centre console, underlined by ventilation controls and then, for four-wheel drive models, push buttons for two, four-high and four-low drive.

    TECHNOLOGY
    The Tunland doesn't run to many electronic aids. Up front is a double-wishbone, independent suspension and down back a solid rear axle with leaf springs. There's ABS and electronic brake force distribution plus a load-sensing proportioning valve but no stability control. Inside there's a stereo with MP3 port and parking sensors for some models.

    SAFETY
    Along with ABS the Tunland scores driver and front passenger airbags. Curtain airbags are down the track.
    DRIVE
    Our first look at the Tunland was with a pre-production ute in a brief run alongside Foton's Beijing HQ and in sub-arctic temperatures. Yet it was enough to suggest the ute is a viable proposition at the right money. It feels solid and would appear to steer and handle as well as most dual cabs; but think D-Max rather than Amarok.

    The engine does not rev as high as some of today's diesels, finding its 120kW at 3600rpm. Yet it gets off the line pretty well and will pull away with minimal revs in second. The clutch-throttle relationship is good but the manual shift was a little notchy, it should smooth out with use.

    VERDICT
    Importers Foton Auto Australia understand they get one chance only at making the Tunland work down here. Part of that will include keen prices, decent build quality and a viable dealer network. Initial impressions suggest the Tunlands deserves that chance.
    FOTON TUNLAND
    Price: N/A
    Engine: 2.8-litre, 4-cylinder common-rail turbodiesel, 120kW/360Nm
    Body: 4-door utility
    Dimensions: 5310mm (L), 1880mm (W),1870mm (H), 3220mm Ground clearance: 220mm
    Towing: 2500kg
    Payload: 950kg-1040kg
    Transmission: 5-speed manual, two and four-wheel drive
    Thirst: 8.l/100km, CO2 N/A



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    Tunland Specifications

    Drive: 4x2 and 4x4

    Transmission: Manual

    Engine
    Type: 4-cylinder Cummins ISF 2.8L turbo diesel engine
    Displacement: 2.8L
    Power (kW/PS): up to 120/163; Rpm for maximum power: 3600
    Torque: up to 360Nm; Rpm for maximum torque: 1800~3000
    Acceleration: from 0 to 100km/hr in less than 13.5 seconds
    Weights & capacities
    Gross vehicle weight (4x2/4x4): 2785kg/2875kg
    Kerb weight (4x2/4x4): 1860kg/1950kg
    Towing capacity: 2,500kg (minimum)
    Loading capacity: up to 1,000kg
    Passenger seating capacity: 5 persons
    Clearances
    Height: 1870mm
    Minimum ground clearance: 210mm
    Minimum turning circle: 13.5m
    Maximum slope: up to 30%
    Dimensions
    Overall (LxWxH): 5310mm x 1880mm x 1870mm
    Cargo area (LxWxH): 1520mm x 1580mm x 440mm
    Wheel track (front/rear): 1580mm/1580mm
    Wheelbase: 3105mm

    4x2 basic features

    Chassis
    Protection plate under the engine and also the reservoir
    Insulation cover over the engine
    Power steering / hydraulic steering
    Vacuum clutch booster
    Split front axle (two-wheel drive)
    Semi-floating rear axle & LSD
    Double wishbone front suspension, spiral spring & sway bar
    Longitudinal leaf spring, dependent rear suspension
    Electronic throttle pedal
    Front disc brake, rear drum brake (16inch/17inch)

    Tyres
    245/70R16 tyres (including spare)
    16inch aluminium rim (including spare)

    External features
    Metallic paint
    Front lights with halogen light bulbs & long & short distance lighting
    Manually foldable, electric side-view mirrors
    Cargo box rail clips
    External hooks (convenient to fix cargo box cover)
    Wheel fender

    Internal features
    AH maintenance free battery
    Standard steering wheel (with airbag)
    Woven velvet seat covers with adjustable backrest (front)
    Woven velvet seat covers with fixed backrest (rear)
    Sun breaker with compact mirror & pouch (front)
    Height adjustable headlight
    Fiber carpet
    Tricot knit fabric headliner
    Digital / analogue driver information display
    Automatic dimming rear-view mirror
    AM / FM radio & CD player with audio input (AUX + USB)
    4 x speakers
    Electronic air conditioner with manual setting
    Exterior & interior lights light-off delay
    Digital clock
    Reading lights & glasses case

    Safety
    ABS + EBD safety device
    Driver & co-pilot airbags
    Driver & co-pilot adjustable seat belts
    Driver seat belt reminder
    Safety belts with pre-tensioner & force limiter (front)
    Standard safety belts (rear)
    3-points seat belts (rear)
    Child car seat fixtures (rear)
    Front & rear fog lamps
    Brake lights
    Laminated glass front windshield
    Standard glass rear windshield
    Front windshield wipers
    White backlight for instrument panel with adjustable light intensity
    Front door electric windows (one-touch control for the driver with anti-trap)
    Rear door power windows
    Child safety lock
    Closing door reminder
    Reverse sensor buzzer
    Rear bumper

    Security
    Remote locking, folding key
    Engine immobiliser


    4x4 Quality model features

    Chassis
    Protection plate under the engine and the reservoir
    Insulation cover over the engine
    Electronic shift on-the-fly (ESOF) transfer case
    Power steering / hydraulic steering
    Vacuum clutch booster
    Split front axle (four-wheel drive)
    Front drive
    Without locking differential
    Front axle clutch
    Semi-floating rear axle & LSD
    Double wishbone front suspension, spiral spring & sway bar
    Longitudinal leaf spring, dependent rear suspension
    Electronic throttle pedal
    Front disc brake, rear drum brake (16inch/17inch)

    Tyres
    245/70R16 tyres (including spare)
    16inch aluminium rim (including spare)

    External features
    Metallic paint
    Front lights with halogen light bulbs & long & short distance lighting
    Manually foldable, electric side-view mirrors
    Cargo box rail clips
    External hooks (convenient to fix cargo box cover)
    Wheel fender

    Internal features
    AH maintenance free battery
    Standard steering wheel (with airbag)
    Woven velvet seat covers with adjustable backrest (front)
    Woven velvet seat covers with fixed backrest (rear)
    Sun breaker with compact mirror & pouch (front)
    Height adjustable headlight
    Fiber carpet
    Tricot knit fabric headliner
    Digital / analogue driver information display
    Automatic dimming rear-view mirror
    AM / FM radio & CD player with audio input (AUX + USB)
    4 x speakers
    Electronic air conditioner with manual setting
    Exterior & interior lights light-off delay
    Digital clock
    Reading lights & glasses case

    Safety
    ABS + EBD safety device
    Driver & co-pilot airbags
    Driver & co-pilot adjustable seat belts
    Driver seat belt reminder
    Safety belts with pre-tensioner & force limiter (front)
    Standard safety belts (rear)
    3-points seat belts (rear)
    Child car seat fixtures (rear)
    Front & rear fog lamps
    Brake lights
    Laminated glass front windshield
    Standard glass rear windshield
    Front windshield wipers
    White backlight for instrument panel with adjustable light intensity
    Front door electric windows (one-touch control for the driver with anti-trap)
    Rear door power windows
    Child safety lock
    Closing door reminder
    Reverse sensor buzzer
    Rear bumper

    Security
    Remote locking folding key
    Engine immobiliser


    4x4 Luxury model features

    Chassis
    Protection plate under the engine and also the reservoir
    Insulation cover over the engine
    Electronic shift on-the-fly (ESOF) transfer case
    Power steering / hydraulic steering
    Vacuum clutch booster
    Split front axle (four-wheel drive)
    Front drive
    Without locking differential
    Front axle clutch
    Semi-floating rear axle & LSD
    Double wishbone front suspension, spiral spring & sway bar
    Longitudinal leaf spring, dependent rear suspension
    Electronic throttle pedal
    Front disc brake, rear drum brake (16inch/17inch)

    Tyres
    245/70R16 tyres (including spare)
    16inch aluminium rim (including spare)

    External features
    Metallic paint
    Front lights with halogen light bulbs & long & short distance lighting
    Manually foldable, electric side-view mirrors with defrost function
    Cargo box rail clips
    External hooks (convenient to fix cargo box cover)
    Wheel fender

    Internal features
    AH maintenance free battery
    Leather, multi-function steering wheel (with airbag)
    Leather seats with adjustable backrest (front)
    Leather seats with fixed backrest (rear)
    Sun breaker with compact mirror & pouch (front)
    Height adjustable headlight
    Fiber carpet
    Tricot knit fabric headliner
    Digital / analogue driver information display
    Automatic dimming rear-view mirror
    AM / FM radio & CD player with audio input (AUX + USB) + iPod port + Bluetooth interface
    4 x speakers
    Electronic air conditioner with manual setting
    Exterior & interior lights light-off delay
    Digital clock
    Reading lights & glasses case

    Safety
    ABS + EBD safety device
    Driver & co-pilot airbags
    Driver & co-pilot adjustable seat belts
    Driver seat belt reminder
    Safety belts with pre-tensioner & force limiter (front)
    Standard safety belts (rear)
    3-points seat belts (rear)
    Child car seat fixtures (rear)
    Cruise control
    Front & rear fog lamps
    Brake lights
    Laminated glass front windshield
    Standard glass rear windshield
    Front windshield wipers
    White backlight for instrument panel with adjustable light intensity
    Front door electric windows (one-touch control for the driver with anti-trap)
    Rear door power windows
    Child safety lock
    Closing door reminder
    Reverse sensor buzzer
    Rear bumper

    Security
    Remote locking, folding key
    Engine immobiliser



    This all according to an Australian website
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    We will see very similar specs with some additional fitments as standard! I can say the diff did not fail on the Tunland as Andre suspected, a damaged front CV joint was to blame!

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    Default Tunland launch delayed again

    Just heard that the launch has been delayed again until November 2012. Anyone heard the same?

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    Am I right to say launch imminent?

    As in this week?
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    Well at R350k i think they are very optimistic.Guess not bad for a 4x4 d/c but then i would rather buy something else that i know with 50k on the clock

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