Gulf Great Sands LLC, a part of the Bahwan International Group Holding, has rolled out the Foton brand of light commercial vehicles in the Sultanate. The range on offer covers the gamut from pickup to light duty truck.
A spokesperson for Gulf Great Sands LLC said, “We, at Gulf Great Sands LLC are proud to partner with Foton Motor Group to offer customers with sturdy and reliable vehicles. All Foton vehicles boast highest levels of quality and design, due to its partnership with leading names like Daimler, Cummins and others. Foton invests heavily in research, development and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. This ensures all Foton vehicles are created with current as well as emerging technologies. Besides, while Foton is fitted with the best in the business, the price of the vehicles has been kept affordable.”
The local importer has gone to great lengths to ensure the right fit of model and specification to the market, having run a test mule of the Aumark light duty truck for more than a year in actual end user conditions. This has enabled the company to offer feedback, suggest improvements and tailor the right mix of parts like tyres.
A spokesperson from Foton Motor Group said, “Gulf Great Sands is an important partner for our group in the GCC region. GGS being a part of Bahwan International Group Holding has an extensive focus on customer service. Our expansion into the Oman market is part of an ambitious plan to widen Foton’s global footprint and sustain its position as the world’s top commercial vehicle manufacturer that producing vehicles that use automotive components from world-renowned companies. We also want to emphasis that Foton provides excellent performance for value and our products are competitively priced.”
With this Gulf Great Sands now offers the entire range of light passenger and commercial vehicles sourced from China for Omani buyers.
The GGS spokesman continued, “We are looking forward to this new opportunity and are committed to catering to the commercial vehicle market needs in Oman. We are delighted to partner with Foton for its formidable products range. We are confident the Oman market will find Foton a reliable, affordable and quality brand.”
With a business scope covering a full series of commercial vehicles, Foton has a record of an accumulative production and sales volume of approximately 8 million vehicles, since being established in 1996. With a brand value which has been evaluated as about US$ 16.6 billion, Foton has been ranked number one for 13 consecutive years in China’s commercial vehicle arena. Foton has a partnership with Daimler of Germany, ZF and Cummins of USA, and is eyeing a significant share of Oman market through this partnership. Foton is also partnered by Getrag (Germany), Aisin (Japan) and BorgWarner (USA) for transmissions, Bosch (Germany) for electronics and Dana (USA) for axles & differentials.
Foton products and services are available in 110 countries all over the world. Foton has five major warehouses internationally, including a regional parts centre in Dubai.
Foton models in Oman
Foton Light Duty Truck is equipped with a Cummins 3.8 Litre diesel engine and ZF transmission system making it a dependable logistic solution for city as well as short haul transportation needs of the industry e.g Poultry, Furniture, Grocery, Recovery, Water tanker and FMCG Companies. The benefits for the customer are superior loading, fuel efficiency and less frequent service requirements.
Tunland pickups are available in Single and Double cabin with 2wd & 4wd options. While the 4wd vehicle is powered by the new generation 2.0 Litre Turbo TGDI gasoline engine making it the most powerful pickup in its class.
Foton View offers a complete range of Cargo Van and Mini Buses. They are equipped with 2.7 litre engine excellent space and an elegant design. The passenger can get sufficient legroom and luggage area in the 13 seater Bus while the 10 seater Bus is a very affordable choice for employees and family transportation. The Cargo van wide body is the most spacious in its class.
Foton’s mid-size SUV Sauvana has been created with a suite of design, performance, safety and technology features. The Sauvana 4WD – Seven-seater is powered by the 2.0 litre turbo-engine with 215 horsepower (hp). Ideal for families and adventurists, Sauvana offers a set of new technology features designed to help drivers feel confident on the road.