Isn’t this the Foton Tunland based SUV out to claim the Toyota Fortuner’s head?

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013 - 3:01pm IST

We have earlier brought you the patent leaks of the new Foton SUV which falls in the same class as the Toyota Fortuner.

Front of the Foton Tunland SUV patent leaks

He are the latest leaks which portray more design details of the upcoming Chinese SUV which is based on the Foton Tunland pickup truck. Going by the latest patent filings which are significantly different from the earlier filings, the SUV looks like the Toyota Prado but wants to pickup a fight with the Toyota Fortuner.

Front three quarter of the Foton Tunland SUV patent leak

The front fascia has a resemblance to the Tunland pickup but headlamps, grill and bumpers are revised to make it look upmarket. The side and rear are almost blatant copies of the Prado. Well, we are not surprised by the striking similarity anyway!

Rear of the Foton Tunland SUV patent leak

The SUV codenamed U201 is likely to employ the Tunland’s 2.8 litre Cummins diesel engine which is capable of 134bhp and 360 Nm of torque. Auto.sohu.com reports that there could be a 2.0 litre petrol motor as well. A 5-speed manual gearbox will transmit power.

Side of the Foton Tunland SUV patent leak

Interestingly, The Foton Tunland pickup truck had been spotted testing in India, suggesting that Foton could be having India in its future agenda. So, is Foton really contemplating an entry into our market? If yes, will the U201 SUV hold any significance?

[Source: Auto.sohu.com]

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4 thoughts on “Isn’t this the Foton Tunland based SUV out to claim the Toyota Fortuner’s head?

  1. James Hagan says:

    When do we expect the automatic version and when also in Ghana

    Reply
  2. bud says:

    Hi,
    Toyota doesn’t sell the Fortuner in China, as mentioned in the beginning of your post.

    Cheers 🙂

    Reply
  3. ali says:

    looks more like Toyota land cruiser Prado especially side and rear profile

    Reply
  4. Swapnil R says:

    For a moment cover those tyres and the front looks awesome …
    Point being I think the front bumper is bit too tall!

    But it doesn’t look all that bad in the front three quarters view!

    Reply

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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!