The Foton Tunland has been spotted again, this time in the Klang Valley. Reader Brendan saw the vehicle in Serdang and along Seremban Highway on the weekend, and duly snapped a couple of shots of the side and rear of the truck.
Like the lightly disguised example seen in Penang last week, this one is making its road-evaluation rounds with trade plates. The sightings probably indicate that a market introduction is due soon enough, though in its specification form the pick-up is likely to have commercial-based leanings.
The Foton Tunland, which we first came across in the metal when it was on display at Auto China 2012 in April, is powered by a 2.8 litre Cummins ISF2.8s4161P oil burner, with 161 hp at 3,600 rpm and 360 Nm from 1,800 to 3,000 rpm for numbers, mated to a Cadillac-derived manual transmission.
Still no idea if it’s Berjaya or Warisan TC Holdings who are doing the testing – Warisan TC, through its Angka-Tan and Kereta Komersil Seladang subsidiaries, are in business with Beiqi Foton here, as is Berjaya, which sells the Foton View commercial van.