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by Tim Beissmann

The Foton Tunland ute has been relaunched under its new Australian distributor with a revised range and a new sub-$30K price tag for the 4×4 variant.

The Chinese-built Tunland line-up now comprises just two dual-cab pick-up variants, the $26,990-driveaway 4×2 and the $29,990-driveaway 4×4.

The Tunland 4×4 is now $3000 cheaper than the similarly equipped top-spec ‘TL’ of the old line-up, while the price of the 4×2 is unchanged from before.

The single-cab chassis models offered by previous importer FAA are not available in the new range launched today by Ateco Automotive, though the new distributor is hopeful of adding them to the line-up before the end of the year.

As before, the Foton Tunland is powered by a 120kW/360Nm 2.8-litre four-cylinder Cummins turbo diesel engine and is available exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 8.3 litres per 100km for both rear- and all-wheel-drive variants.

The Tunland features a one-tonne payload and a 2.5-tonne braked towing capacity.

Standard equipment in the Tunland dual-cab pick-up 4×2 includes 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, air conditioning, power windows, and a four-speaker audio system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming.

The 4×4 variant adds larger 17-inch alloys, power side mirrors, tray liner, engine immobiliser, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and leather upholstery.

Safety equipment includes ABS and dual front airbags, though side and side-curtain airbags and electronic stability control are not available.

The Foton Tunland is covered by a three-year/100,000km warranty and three years of roadside assistance.

All Tunland utes sold by the company’s previous distributor were recalled last month over safety issues relating to their vehicle jacks and ISOFIX child seat anchorage system.