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Foton Tunland Australia

Chinese-made vehicles have been around for a few years, but the rate of progress in key areas isn't as rapid as it could be.

Take the unusually named Foton Tunland, for example. Pitched as a budget dual-cab 4x4 ute, the Tunland offers a diesel made by Cummins and a transmission by BorgWarner, as well as a reasonable level of specification for a ute that starts off at $34,990 for the Tunland S (4X4) and tops out at $34,990 for the Tunland S (4X4).

However, the Tunland is still only rated at three out of five ANCAP safety stars in 2017, a number that hasn't improved since 2013. No side airbags or even a lap/sash centre rear seatbelt means the Tunland lags behind its competitors.

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.

  • 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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  • Tunland air-con problem

    Thanks for the tip. It's certainly something worth checking and might provide a simple fix for the owner in question.

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  • Foton Tunland warning light

    It could be as simple as rebooting the computer, but whatever the dealer needs to find out what is causing it and then fix it. If he doesn't know how to do it he should call head office here in Australia, and if they can't fix it they should call the Chinese head office.

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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
2021 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $34,990 $34,990
2020 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $26,600 $35,310
2019 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $16,900 $34,210
2018 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $14,600 $28,820
2017 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $11,000 $22,330
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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
2021 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2020 Ute 3000kg 3000kg
2019 Ute 2500kg 3000kg
2018 Ute 2500kg 2500kg
2017 Ute 2500kg 2500kg
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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
2021 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2020 Ute 1860x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2019 Ute 1870x1880x5310 mm 210 mm
2018 Ute 1910x1880x5250 mm 200 mm
2017 Ute 1910x1880x5250 mm 200 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
2021 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 8.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Ute 8.7L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Ute 8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2017 Ute 8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Foton Tunland Pricing and Specs for 2021

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 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Ute 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2020 Ute 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Ute 265x70 R16 16x7 inches 265x70 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Ute 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Ute 245x70 R16 16x7 inches 245x70 R16 16x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Foton Tunland Wheel Sizes