Foton Gratour, Foton Toano launched in Philippines – IAB Report
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Gratour and Toano are priced at PhP 490,000 and PhP 1,688,000, respectively.
At Foton’s ‘Big Show’ in Philippines, the company has launched the Foton Gratour and Foton Toano vans, which accompany the debut of their first SUV, the Foton Toplander.
The Foton Gratour measures 3,915 mm long, 1,725mm wide and 1,845mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. It features large headlamps, dual slat body-colored grille, deep lower bumper, and sliding rear passenger doors. Foton claims that the Gratour offers best-in-class passenger space.
The Gratour sources power from a 1.2-liter petrol engine that delivers 85 hp and 112 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The Foton Gratour is priced at PHP 490,000 for both the 7- and 8-seater models, and is only available in the V5 variant.
The full-size Foton Toano van is, apparently, designed by the team responsible for the original Mercedes Benz Sprinter.
The Toano can seat 18 occupants, and is offered in various chassis configurations to suit a customer’s preferences. In addition, the Toano comes with various different wheelbases and roof tops.
Safety has been prioritized in the Toano, featuring ABS with EBD, rear cameras and sensors. The Toano also comes with high-strength steel plates, anti-collision beams, three-point pretensioner seat belts for all passengers, and an energy-absorbing steering column.
Powering the Toano is a 2.8-liter ISF Cummins CRDi Euro IV engine delivering 160 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. The sole gearbox is a six-speed manual enabling it to achieve a mileage of 11.5 km/l according to Foton.