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Foton Tunland Review, For Sale, Specs, Interior & Models in Australia

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.

The Tunland offers a rugged Cummins 2.8-litre diesel and has been offered in single and dual-cab body styles, as well as 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.

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.

The cheapest grade starts from $34,990, rising to $34,990 for the most expensive version.

This vehicle is also known as Foton FT-500 (Chile only), Foton Thunder (Philippines only).

Foton Tunland Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Foton Tunland here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Yellow warning light in my 2018 Foton Tunland

    The most obvious warning light that features a thermometer icon along with what could be described as fumes is the low coolant warning light which is sometimes yellow or orange (as opposed to red). If that's the case, the `fumes' are actually representing the coolant (as little waves). The other warning light that commonly displays gas fumes is the light to tell you there's a problem with the vehicle's diesel particulate filter (DPF). This is also often a yellow or orange light.

    Car-makers tend to save red warning lights for the more serious problems such as low oil pressure or high coolant temperature. Even so, a yellow or orange warning light should not be ignored as it can easily develop into a red-light situation pretty quickly.

    It sounds simple, but have you checked the owner's manual for the vehicle? There's likely to be a chapter dealing with what warning lights represent what.

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  • Why is the tyre pressure light in my 2014 Foton Tunland flashing when the tyre pressure is fine??

    These systems often use wireless technology to send the low-pressure warning signal from the sensor inside the tyre to the car’s computer. Which is fine, but think about how many times your wireless internet signal fails or drops out. That could simply be what’s happening here; the computer is getting no signal, so it presumes there’s a problem.

    In many cases, the problem can also be a flat battery in one of the tyre sensors. These usually last between five and 10 years, so on that basis, your car is a candidate for flat sensor batteries. Often, the batteries are not replaceable and you’ll have to replace the whole sensor. If that’s the case, replacing all four would make sense.

    You might also find there’s a procedure for resetting the sensors so that they talk to the computer in a meaningful way. Your owner’s manual should detail this process, but it’s often a pretty convoluted one with a distinct time limit before the computer times out.

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  • Battery connection problems in 2015 Foton Tunland

    Disconnect the battery and reconnect it again. If it doesn’t take it to a mechanic who should be able to sort it out for you.

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  • Problems when buying a Foton 4x4?

    It's an unproven brand, which is why they are cheap. It was the same with Great Wall and their resale values reflect the way owners and potential owners feel about them. I wouldn't do it.

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Foton Tunland Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Foton Tunland varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $34,990 $34,990
2023 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $29,480 $35,530
2022 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $29,260 $35,310
2021 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $26,400 $32,560
2020 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $23,980 $29,590
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Foton Tunland Towing Capacity

The Foton Tunland has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2023 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2022 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2021 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2020 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
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Foton Tunland Dimensions

The dimensions of the Foton Tunland Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2023 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2022 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2021 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2020 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Foton Tunland Dimensions

Foton Tunland Interior

Adopting the function over form approach to design, the interior of the Foton Tunland is built to withstand staining. Leather can be found on the steering wheel and shifter, but the rest of the dashboard is covered in hard plastics. The seats are trimmed in fabric, as these images show, while a touchscreen multimedia system is also included.

Shown above are interior details for the Foton Tunland 2018.

Foton Tunland Fuel Consumption

The Foton Tunland is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.9L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2023 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2022 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
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Foton Tunland Wheel Size

The Foton Tunland has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x65 R17 for Ute in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Ute 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2023 Ute 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2022 Ute 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2021 Ute 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2020 Ute 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Foton Tunland Wheel Sizes