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September 22, 2016

PIMS 2016: Foton Shows Off Latest Wares

Foton Philippines showed off its wares for the first time as a member of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) at the recently concluded 6th Philippine International Motor Show.

Foton displayed its array of vehicles showcasing its strong line-up of trucks and passenger vehicles. Ideal for logistics and trucking services, the Foton GTL Tractor Head is representative of the brand’s heavy-duty truck segment. This Cummins-powered truck has a payload of 16,070 kilograms and a maximum towing weight of 80,000 kilograms making it a capable machine for long hauls. Meanwhile, for light-duty trucks, the Foton Tornado Cummins 3.5 was displayed. It’s the country’s first light-duty truck powered by a Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDI) engine.

For passenger vehicles, the Gratour, Toano, and the Toplander Xtreme SUV were there. Foton’s most affordable product, the Gratour features a 7-seater capacity and a Euro-4 compliant engine only for P 490,000. On the other end of the spectrum, the Toano is a luxurious 15-seater van also powered by a Cummins engine. In the Executive variant featured, it has a high roof, individual adjustable headrests and backrests, automated electric footboard, rotatable leather seats, and a full-entertainment system. Finally, the Toplander Xtreme is an off-road version of the Toplander SUV with a snorkel, two hitch, 20-inch alloy wheels, and window rain gutters.

As Asia’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Foton is waving its flag as the brand continues to design vehicles with are suitable for the Filipino families and business needs.


  1. Talking of engine only, U.S. made Cummins diesel is way better than the Subaru and Mazda CX5. It can even match or surpass the Hilux, Ranger, Mitsu and Isuzu pickups. The only doubt remaining is if it can go head to head againts the 'beast of the beasts'.Can it survive the onslaught of the powerful Duramax Engine of the Colorado? Give your two cents please...

  2. I forgot to mention the 'softie' Navarra.
    Navarra's equal is the diesel Mahindra enforcement. There you go, have fun!

  3. U made autoactiv's day!

  4. The navarra uses cummins diesel engine, you can even check it on YouTube,


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