Foton PH launched two new vans during the brand’s 2015 Big Show held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The company says the Gratour and the Toano are versatile vans that offer “space, utility and flexibility.”
First up, the Gratour is Foton’s minivan that measures 3915mm long, 1725mm wide and 1845mm tall with a wheelbase of 2500mm. In terms of the design, the Gratour comes with sharp-looking headlights, a large bumper, a sculpted hood and distinctive taillights.
Foton says the interior of the Gratour comes with best-in-class passenger space due to its long wheelbase. It is equipped with customizable seat configurations of either seven or eight people. The Gratour also has a two-tone interior theme and 13 storage spaces.
It is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that produces 112 Nm of torque at 4400rpm. The Gratour is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand, the Toano is Foton’s full-sized van that is designed by the original Mercedes-Benz Sprinter design team in Stuttgart, Germany.
Foton says the Toano can accommodate up to 18 occupants, with plenty of room left for cargo. In addition, the Toano comes in various chassis configurations to address customer preferences. It also comes in different lengths and various tops.
In terms of safety, the Toano is equipped with anti-lock braking system, electronic force distribution, rear cameras and sensors. Foton says the Toano also has high-strength steel plates, anti-collision beams, three-point pretensioner seat belts for all passengers, and an energy-absorbing steering column.
The Toano is powered by a 2.8-liter Foton Cummins ISF engine that generates 360 Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Foton Gratour is priced at PhP 490,000 while the Foton Toano starts at PhP 1,688,000.