FAW adds a 4-tonner to its line up
New locally-built 6.130 is based on the larger FAW 8.140
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA has launched the FAW 6.130 FL medium truck, specifically configured for the local market and assembled in SA for Southern and Central African markets. The new player in the 4-ton market follows in the footsteps of the popular FAW 8.140 heavy truck range. In fact, the FAW 6.130 is based on the 8.140, albeit reconfigured with a 2.8l Cummins ISF engine, shortened chassis and 3.5-ton payload, and shares a number of components with it, including the cab. “Our decision to introduce this truck was based on customer demand and market opportunity,” says Jianyu Hao, CEO of FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA. “Our market analysis confirmed the need for a vehicle as durable and rugged as our heavy and extra-heavy trucks but reconfigured with a smaller engine and reduced payload compared to the highly successful FAW 8.140 range. “The FAW team paid special attention to cost efficiency combined with the best possible payload and the best turnaround time.” Imported from pare...