FOTON Fastest Growing Commercial Vehicle Brand in Oman

FOTON Fastest Growing Commercial Vehicle Brand in Oman

• Launches New Foton TUNLAND C1 pickups 

• Delivers 12 Tunland C1 pickups to STFA–HLG joint venture Company from the Foton showroom at Athaibah
 
 
Muscat | June 10, 2012: FOTON, China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer and represented in Oman by China Automotive LLC., is rapidly making its mark on the commercial vehicle market in the Sultanate. After having launched recently, FOTON - a manufacturer of light and heavy-duty trucks, pick-ups, and buses, is now ranked as the fourth most valuable brand in China’s automotive sector and locally has taken the commercial vehicle market by storm. 
 
The Zubair Automotive Group first launched the Foton brand of commercial vehicles into Oman in December 2012, operating under the newly created China Automotive LLC dealership. The Foton Tunland C1 is the latest vehicle to join the brand’s portfolio in the country and China Automotive LLC had the pleasure of hosting the official hand-over ceremony of the first batch of 12 pick-ups to STFA-HLG, a joint venture between Sezai Turkes Feyzi Akkaya Insaat A.S and Leighton Middle East, at the Foton showroom in Athaibah.
 
The ceremony was attended by Saad Hubais, General Manager of China Automotive LLC; Sohraab Hasnain, Sales and Marketing Manager for China Automotive LLC; Khaleel Ur Rehman, Sales in Charge of China Automotive LLC; Sahil Sharma, Team Leader for Foton Sales; Zia Semran, Sr. Finance Manager for STFA-HLG; and Oguz Ozenbas, Procurement Chief for STFA-HLG.
 
Commenting on the occasion, Saad Hubais, General Manager China Automotive LLC, said, “As the leading Chinese Commercial vehicle Manufacturer, we congratulate STFA-HLG for choosing Tunland pickups for their challenging projects in the interiors. Our Foton vehicles are built to GCC standards and are more than capable of handling harsh working environments with ease.”
 
This was the first major order of the Foton Tunland C1 since its introduction to the market last month and will give lot of exposure to the brand in the interior regions of the Sultanate as all the new pickups will be stationed and operated from STFA-HLG’s Ibra site. As the latest addition to the China Automotive LLC commercial vehicle line-up, Foton boasts a range of five of their leading models – the Tunland pick-up, Tunland C1 pick-up, the View C passenger van and the Aumark and Auman light and medium commercial trucks.
 
The Tunland C1 is a rugged ‘work-horse’ pickup developed for a worldwide audience. Built to outperform the competition, the C1 is equipped with a 2.2l 4-cyclinder petrol engine that produces 102hp@4,300rpm and 193Nm of torque at just 2,000rpm. Coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission, the Tunland C1 is amongst the best performing vehicles in its class. With high torque and power for its size and weight, the light-duty engine is ideal for weight sensitive and size constrained applications. Available in 2x4 or 4x4, double cab variants, it was designed to severe road conditions and a harsh operating environment, making it a perfect candidate for light-duty work in Oman. 
 
In addition, all Foton vehicles, including the C1, are built to GCC standards and are more than capable of handling the harshest of working environments with ease.  The global quality standards and high-reliability perfectly meet the needs of the Omani market.
 
Delivering high quality, reliability and performance the C1 also offers incredible opportunity for savings, thanks to their affordable pricing. Furthermore, the pick-up comes with a 3-year/100,000km warranty and 2years/30,000km free service, which offers customers a sense of security that is hard to match. And for additional value, Foton also offers one year free registration and exclusive financing deals making these vehicles an attractive partner to any business.
 
To find out more about the Foton range or to book a test drive call 96283401. Customers are also invited to visit the conveniently located showroom in Athaibah where the well-trained sales team will be on hand to offer any advice or assistance required. 
 
About Foton – a constant mission for perfection:
 
Founded on August 28, 1996, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. (Foton) is a trans-regional, trans-industry and trans-ownership state holding listed company. Headquartered in Chang ping District, Beijing, Foton has existing assets of nearly 30 billion Yuan and nearly 40,000 employees.
 
Under the basic framework of "two-level research and development", Foton built its R&D headquarter in Beijing as its management centre. Their Vehicle Engineering Institute is responsible for product definition, vehicle engineering, body systems, chassis systems, power system matching, electrical systems, research and development management and more.
 
Second level R&D centres are mainly working with the Vehicle Engineering Institute on structure development, product improvement and are in charge of technical support for production department; Focusing on "technology introduction", Foton established R&D centres in Germany and Japan to develop vehicles and electric control systems and promote cutting-edge technology research and new technology application.
 
Since its inception, Foton has focused on technical excellence, market and management innovation and has grown into an independent Chinese auto brand with a nucleus of independent innovation.