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July 19, 2019

Foton's Bigger, More Powerful Gratour Gets Down to Business

With its commitment and capability to provide efficient people- and cargo movers for any type of business, Foton Philippines was chosen by one of the largest telecommunication product firms in the country, Maax Eye Trade, Inc. (METI) to be their vehicle service provider.

The company purchased 12 units of the recently-launched Gratour MT 1.5L with Tool Truck Body which were turned over last July 12, 2019.

Incorporated on 2018, Maax Eye is known for commodities such as fiber optic cables, patch cords, closures, connectors, testing equipment, installation tools, cleaning tools, hardware and accessories.

“The Gratour MT makes a perfect fit for Maax Eye’s transportation and logistics demands. Beneficial in more ways than one, the Foton Gratour MT 1.5L is built to push every enterprise further until they reach their maximum potential. Of course, through a practical, cost-efficient and reliable workhorse,” said Foton Philippines President Rommel Sytin.

Powered by a 1.5-liter DAM15R gasoline engine, the Gratour MT 1.5L produces 110 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The motor comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, riding on 14-inch wheels. Thanks to the larger engine, its maximum payload capacity is now 1.5 tons from 1.2 tons.

For this special body, the Gratour MT highlights a 2-ladder roof rack with locking mechanism to carry and secure more bulky items, window grilles, bench type seats with cushion, and compartment tool box. It is also equipped with a radio with aux-in and USB for entertainment. For safety and convenience, it has 3-point seatbelts, fog lights, steering column lock, and of course, air conditioning unit to keep the passengers in comfort.

Sytin added, “As a one-stop shop of passenger and commercial vehicles, Foton Philippines will continue to provide not just quality and affordable mobility solutions but also reliable aftersales programs for our clients. In fact, we have already started, and it’s slowly transforming to reality with the help of the strong presence of Foton’s growing number of dealerships, sales outlets, and service centers nationwide.”

Apart from this body configuration, the Gratour MT 1.5L also boasts of a versatile lineup—having other options such as Dropside, F-Van, Wing Van, MPV, Jeepney, and Patrol Jeep. For the clients’ low-cost ownership experience, Foton is also offering a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty on the Gratour MT.


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