Foton Motor Co. Ltd, one of China’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles has announced a joint venture with an Australian company, VSA Distributors, to handle the distribution and sales of its range of K1 cargo and passenger vans in Australia.
The new range of KI Foton vans will be launched in Australia in early 2015
Foton is already a known brand in Australia with both the Tunland pick up and Foton light duty truck range already on sale here through another distributor.
Powered by Cummins’ ISF 2.8 litre turbo diesel or a 2.4 litre petrol engine the KI Foton will be sold through a network of commercial vehicle dealers who are currently being recruited across the country.
“The initial offering will be the K1 van but other models are under consideration and Foton is looking at a number of options for 2015 and beyond,” said Jason Pecotic
Foton Motor Co. Ltd. was established in August 1996 in Beijing and today has assets of more than $500 million employing more than 40,000 staff worldwide. It has R&D facilities in China, Japan and Germany.