Foton has been making vehicles for over 25 years, but the Chinese brand has only operated in Australia's booming one-tonne ute market since 2012.
However, earlier models suffered from key safey omissions. No side airbags or even a lap/sash centre rear seatbelt means the Tunland lagged behind key rivals. Competitors include the LDV T60 and GWM Ute Cannon.
This vehicle is also known as Foton FT-500 (Chile only), Foton Thunder (Philippines only).