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Re: 2013 Foton SUV (U201)

Hello Martin, the pics of the one cuisine posted (that you call "aggressive styling") are those of a Foday vehicle, not Foton. The Foton SUV carries the "inverted triangle" logo on the front. You will find other spyshots/drawings of that second vehicle in the Foday thread on this forum.
 

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The name is Sauvana.

There is no "Li" in the three Chinese characters "萨瓦纳" (Sà wǎ nà), meaning savannah, a name which Foton already uses for the Tunland in the Malaysian market although there, it is spelled differently.

Yes, it was reported as Salivana in Tycho's blog Carnewschina.com but has since been corrected (after I commented).

http://www.carnewschina.com/2014/11/21/2014-guangzhou-auto-show-foton-salivana-suv-debuts-in-china/

China Auto Web and Chinamobil.ru too list it as Sauvana.

http://www.chinamobil.ru/eng/foton/toplander/
http://chinaautoweb.com/car-models/foton-sauvana-suv/

It is obvious why there is such a confusion - due to to the squarish U.



The first mention of the name was here:

http://club.autohome.com.cn/bbs/thread-c-3307-33215259-1.html

Other Chinese sources themselves have transliterated it as Sauvana. Please see:
http://www.handongauto.com/product.asp?dlm=10
http://auto.163.com/14/1120/16/ABGQFQI800084TUO.html
http://auto.qq.com/a/20141121/023764.htm
http://m.fblife.com/activity/show_137980_2.html
 

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