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Foton PH holds 2015 Big Show; launches Gratour, Toano vans

Foton PH holds 2015 Big Show; launches Gratour, Toano vans image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Kelvin Christian Go | posted October 03, 2015 09:19

Foton enters two new challengers in the van segment

Aside from the Toplander, Foton PH has launched two new vans during the company's annual Big Show event held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Foton Big Show 2015

According to Foton, the Gratour and the Toano are versatile vans that offer “space, utility and flexibility.”

Foton Gratour

The Gratour is Foton's minivan that measures 3915mm long, 1725mm wide and 1845mm tall with a wheelbase of 2500mm. Design-wise, the Gratour is fitted with sharp-looking headlights, a large bumper, a sculpted hood and distinctive taillights.

Inside, Foton claims that the Gratour comes with best-in-class passenger space due to its long wheelbase. It features customizable seat configurations of either seven or eight people. The Gratour comes with a two-tone interior theme and 13 storage spaces.

The Gratour is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 112 Nm of torque at 4400rpm. It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

On the other hand, the Toano is Foton's full-sized van. Foton says the Toano is designed by the original Mercedes-Benz Sprinter design team in Stuttgart, Germany.

Foton adds that the Toano can accommodate up to 18 occupants, with plenty of room left for cargo. The Toano comes in various chassis configurations to address various customer preferences. In addition, the Toano comes in different lengths and various tops.

In terms of safety, the Toano features 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.

Foton Toano rear shot

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.