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Foton Tunland
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:44:20 PM »
Who's test driven or bought one yet?

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 10:51:16 PM »
I just could not hear myself sayin "I've got a Photon Tunland" lol
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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 08:59:52 AM »
I think this says it all, straight from their site.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 12:52:52 PM »
IT HAS A CUMMINS!!!!!!!!!!! :cup:
And a GETRAG?? seriously, awesome!
it can't be all bad? surely?

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 03:11:51 PM »
That's what I reckon evo, prob be able to buy 3 new ones before I even get close to the price of a 79 series double cab as well.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 03:56:20 PM »
try this link http://fotonauto.com.au/tunland  ??? ??? ???hope it works

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 08:04:16 PM »
I brought it up with a google search.
The 4x4 luxury is under $35k on road.
Ok the name makes it sound like a $2 smapple uphone knock off but looking at the specs, it would be worth consideration.
I am seriously considering it.
Depending on the rest of the drivetrain, it could have the toughest one on the market???

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 09:19:21 PM »
Had a quick look at it today in Perth. Quality is down a bit compared to a hilux but not by much. The rear has no child restraints and the dealer selling them is a real small second hand dealer, so not sure how they will go with servicing. Also wish the cummins engine was bright red to stand out that its a cummins and is here for business. With out haggling they are around $36000 drive away for a 4x4 dual cab.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 09:30:21 PM »
They have set their price point well above the other chinese imports. This is the reason they have taken 12 months or more to set up a distributor network, as the original one apparently pulled out.

Wether they are justified in this and their opinion of their quality remains to be seen. As said, they aim to compete with the main stream, not the cheaper brands.  A bit like Hyundai 15 years ago.

If they get their act together, with those specs, they will gouge a fair share of the market.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 11:45:37 PM »
I am just trying to work out if they are dual range  -- There is no mention of dual range on their Australian pamphlet, or their web site for that matter.

I am wondering if the use of a GETRAG 5-speed gearbox meant that they did away with dual range transfer case --  or did they just decide just to forget to mention that they have a dual range gear box in their Australian pamphlet or on their website.

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Foton Tunland
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 05:41:52 AM »
If you go into the engineering  it says electronic on the fly transfer case, :)

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 08:08:46 AM »
The photos of the dash show low-high range selection. They are priced very similar to a great wall, interesting considering the drive train.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 08:29:59 AM »
no more or less ugly than the current batch of dual cabs................if i was in the market for a new ute i would give it some consideration
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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2012, 07:28:00 PM »
They have all the running gear you are going to need

Cummins Engine
Gertrag Transmission and transfer case (yes they have low range)
Dana Diff / final drive

No cruise, would not take much to put in switching.

Auto's are not too far away.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 07:59:10 PM »
They don't look to bad, wouldn't be a bad thing with that running gear :cheers:

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 08:25:57 PM »
They only do dual cabs....no space cab :'(
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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2018, 05:25:21 PM »
Bought one new a few months ago.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2018, 07:58:35 PM »
The Cummins is Chinese made, not Yank!

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2018, 10:31:36 PM »
Bought one new a few months ago.

How's it going? What about dealer service and warranty issues if any? Any mods?

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2018, 07:25:29 AM »
Looks like a BT50


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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2018, 07:45:42 PM »
The Cummins is Chinese made, not Yank!

So what? It's the way of the world these days that things are made where it's cheaper to do so.  It's made in China under a joint venture between Foton and Cummins. The engines are now becoming very popular in the states as a crate engine for repowering land rovers, jeeps etc.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2018, 07:50:25 PM »
They are not identical to the Cummins motors, this is intentionally done so the cheaper Chinese parts can’t be used in the ridgy didge versions and compromise the reliability. Whether they are worse/same/better quality is anyone’s guess.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2018, 07:57:16 PM »
How's it going? What about dealer service and warranty issues if any? Any mods?

Too early to tell yet as I've only put on about 2500ks. I can tell you it's a lot thirstier than the claimed consumption. Mods so far are to remove the rear seat (no need for extra seating) and replace with a frame I made to house a fridge, 2x 80AH batteries and electrics etc. Fitted heaving duty roof racks to hold solar panel and awning etc. Next to come will be snorkel and diff breathers and then lift kit and front bullbar. The suspension ie lift kits are identical (interchangeable with Toyota Hilux upto about 2015

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2018, 08:03:02 PM »
They are not identical to the Cummins motors, this is intentionally done so the cheaper Chinese parts can’t be used in the ridgy didge versions and compromise the reliability. Whether they are worse/same/better quality is anyone’s guess.

Nonsense. I have been researching this topic for months. The R28 crate engine is the same motor, albeit in Euro 4 spec where as the latest Tunland uses Euro 5 spec. Both engines come out of China.

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Re: Foton Tunland
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2018, 09:37:28 PM »
Fair enough, just what I was told by a parts guy I was working for.

I didn’t realise they were based on the hilux chassis, just like the Great Wall was based on the Rodeo chassis. Makes for easy spares in the Bush...