The Foton Tunland is a global ute tailored for New Zealand and is the ﬁrst light commercial vehicle in the world to be powered by a Cummins ISF engine. The Tunland combines robust, original styling with an assertive size to create a considerable on-road presence. The Tunland is available as a dual cab ute in both 4×2 and dual-range 4×4 with limited slip rear differential and five-speed manual transmission.
Off road the Foton took on every challenge we threw at the 'double the price utes' and it was able to hold its own comfortably. Fuel economy wise, it was also very friendly. 1/4 of a tank and 300 kms is impressive. Get the ute you need for the farm and have an extra $30K in your pocket for other goodies and if you still want to spend $60K on a ute, then my advice would be to go and buy two Fotons - The Rural.co.nzClick to read more reviews.
The Tunland is a real surprise package on the road – it is obviously a ute, but its ride and handling are surprisingly refined. Very settled rear end, even over seriously broken road surfaces. Feels surefooted and secure - Oversteer.co.nzClick to read more reviews.
There was a moment during my week with the Foton Tunland 4×4 where I realised, that if I’d driven down the road with a blind fold on, I could momentarily be forgiven for believing I was behind the wheel of a current generation Toyota Hilux, because the noise of the engine, the power delivery, the feel of the transmission shift, and the steering feel and ride quality were very similar if not damned near identical - Wheeltalk.co.nzClick to read more reviews.
Push the Tunland along and the vehicle's handling is impressive. Utes can appear to bounce their way down the road, especially when empty, but this vehicle feels very balanced and its high stance is never apparent - Stuff.co.nz, MotoringClick to read more reviews.
I’ve had my Tunland for 3 years and haven't had one problem with it. It has been in some pretty extreme places...I have even used my Tunland to pull an 8 wheeler stock truck! - Ahitoro HoughClick to read more reviews.
It’s a great looking ute. It is big and solid – I definitely wasn’t expecting this, I was expecting something small and clunky and that it would not quite stack up to the competition, I was wrong - Ido DrentClick to read more reviews.
You cannot complain about the power or the credentials of its Cummins power plant which has strong pulling power throughout the rev range with very little turbo lag - Drive.com.auClick to read more reviews.
The cabin features decent levels of fit and finish, with tight and consistent panel and plastic gaps that are better than some of the dearer utes we’ve driven. Occupant space is impressive too with enough room for a six-foot-tall driver and rear passenger. Back seat head-space is excellent, and while the bench seat means those in the rear will have their knees up, there’s enough room to do so - Caradvice.com.auClick to read more reviews.
This latest-gen Tunland is a well built and well priced dual-cab ute with a bloody good Cummins turbo-diesel engine and a stack of other top-quality components thrown in for good measure - Carsguide.com.auClick to read more reviews.