Foton has launched the Tunland facelift in China with a through exterior makeover and a revised interior, ahead of the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The Tunland now carries a more solid and stylish appearance.
As before, the Foton Tunland will be available in two versions- standard and extended, with dimensions of 5310×1880×1860mm and 5603×1880×1860mm, and the wheelbases of 3105mm and 3398mm, respectively. The cargo bed of the standard version measures 1520х1580х440mm, whereas the extended version measures 1805х1580х440 mm.
Foton Tunland is a 4-door double-cabin pickup with 2-rows and 5-seat capacity. A single-cabin version is yet to be introduced. There are 3 trims available, the base model E3, the up-spec E5 and the flagship model S.
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The new Tunland’s exterior features a new front-end design giving it a more modern look as the previous version was more reminiscent to the 7th generation Toyota Hilux. The facelift incorporates a new grille with three solid horizontal slats, compact headlights and a completely reformatted bumper with wide side sections used to accommodate fog lights and LED day-time running lights. Instead of body colored wheel arches, the facelift now features black colored wheel arches, while the rear-end features a redesigned bumper.
The interior receives a radical change in the architecture of the front panel, with improved equipment and improved quality of materials. There is a new instrument panel with dials of speedometer and tachometer recessed in classic wells, a modern multimedia system with a large color screen (integration with smartphones, navigation, rear view camera), a convenient climate control unit, a modified central tunnel and decorated door cards.
The 2018 Tunland facelift is powered by 2.4 liter petrol with 136hp & 200Nm and 2.8 liter turbocharged diesel engine with 116hp & 280Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while the vehicle is available in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive versions. The flagship S version, gets a re-tuned 2.8 liter turbocharged diesel engine with 163hp & 360Nm of peak torque, paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Foton is also investing heavily in Pakistan as the construction of their factory on Raiwind Road Lahore is underway. We will have to wait to see if the Foton Tunland facelift will be assembled in Pakistan. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on the new Foton Tunland.
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