Chinese Truck Manufacturer Foton Opts for ZF Transmission
Photo of the Aumen EST courtesy of Daimler.
The TraXon automatic commercial vehicle transmission system from ZF will go into volume production in Chinese manufacturer Foton Motor’s new heavy-duty truck, the Auman EST-A.
This truck is designed specially for long-distance traffic, the company announced.
The transmission was extensively adapted for the Chinese market prior to volume production, according to Foton. This involved close cooperation between teams from ZF in Friedrichshafen and Hangzhou as well as Foton in Beijing. Also integrated in the Auman EST-A is the new AIRTRAC rear axle system ZF developed specifically for heavy trucks. This air-sprung axle system not only prevents damage to loads and road surfaces, it also improves driving comfort.
Foton is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers on the Chinese market.