The Foton Blizzard is a no nonsense pickup launched in 2007. The vehicle was designed to withstand the punishment of harsh jobs without backing down and to do it with minimum costs. There is no secret that the Foton Blizzard isn’t as upscale as its Japanese or American rivals, but it not as pricey either, being the cheapest pickup in its class. Needless to say, that it also comes with small costs of ownership.
The Blizzard is based on the old Isuzu Fuego, after Foton has acquired some of the tooling from Isuzu. The vehicle is available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations and it’s powered by a 2.8 liter turbo diesel engine. The Foton Blizzard has a gross vehicle weight of 2370kg and offers a maximum payload of 1000 kg.
The Chinese manufacturers are getting stronger and stronger. We are also happy to see that they are fast learners too, as their products are evolving fairly fast.
One of the youngest Chinese companies is Foton which builds both trucks and passengers cars. Unlike other compatriots which are known solely in their home market, Foton decided to bet big and plays on an international level selling its vehicles all over the world.
However, the company is still working hard to convince us about the quality and reliability of its vehicles, as their Chinese origins aren’t exactly confidence inspiring.
The Tunland is the newest pickup build by the company and luckily, it doesn’t look identical with any other existing pickup from the market (in the past Foton was known for its copy and paste designs). The Tunland is marketed as being the strongest Chinese pickup in its class and joined the one tonne pickup market in 2012.
The vehicle is equipped with a 2.8 common rail turbo diesel engine and has a maximum payload of 1040 kg with a maximum towing capacity of 2500 kg.
The Chinese manufacturers still have to work hard to convince us about the reliability of their products, as until now everyone had doubts about them. Only time would tell, whether Foton is a trusted manufacture or not, but the alliances with Daimler and Cummins are worth to be took into consideration and could represent a strong base for a bright future.
The OLN is the smallest truck in Foton’s lineup and was engineered as a versatile light commercial vehicle destined to deal with urban transportation and heavy traffic. The truck features a pretty spacious interior and is available in two cab versions – single cab and crew cab. Power comes from two 4 cylinder diesel engines which develop 120 hp and 140 hp.
The Foton Auman is the biggest truck built by the Chinese manufacturer. The truck’s main advantages are that it uses Mercedes-Benz technology for its chassis and is powered by a range of Cummins engines.
While the Chinese trucks are still seen with doubtful eyes by the truckers from all over the world, the Foton Auman could prove to be of a different breed thanks to its American engines and the German technology used for the chassis.
The Auman is offered with a wide choice of wheel base lengths which range from 3400 to 6000mm and has a gross combination mass of up to 45 tonnes. In order to meet a wide range of operational needs, the Foton Auman is offered in various models including tractor, platform, dump and other.
Foton is a Chinese manufacturer of light and medium duty trucks that integrates technologies from Cummins and Daimler in the construction of its vehicles.
Globally, the company sells three trucks and all have a cab over engine configuration with the Aumark occupying the middle position in the weight class. The truck has a versatile character and is available with a wide range of body options, being suitable for a various commercial applications.
The truck is powered by a range of Cummins engines which develop between 108 and 180 hp and is available in four versions with GVW (gross vehicle weights) of up to 14660 kg.