Remember the Foton Gratour iM6 which is set to take on the likes of the Toyota Innova? Well after premiering at the 2018 Philippine Motor Show last year, the automaker has officially released the price of their new 7-seater MPV.
At Php 698,000, the Gratour iM6 undercuts the midsize MPV market by a huge margin. Despite being less than Php 700,000, Foton’s new 7-seater is decently-sized against its nearest competitors.
Measuring in at 4700mm long and 1780mm wide, the Gratour iM6 is slightly shorter and narrower by 35mm and 50mm respectively when compared to the Innova. However, the Foton is a bit taller and has a longer wheelbase; as it stands at 1820mm tall (+25mm) and has more cabin space at 2760mm (+10mm). It also has a 168mm ground clearance.
Pop the doors open and the Gratour iM6 greets you with captain seats on the second row and a bench seat on the third row that can accommodate three passengers. Leather upholstery also comes as standard on all of the seats. Providing in-car entertainment is a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, and USB. For added peace of mind, the iM6 even comes with a built-in dashcam mounted behind the rearview mirror.
Other standard features available in the MPV include steering wheel-mounted audio controls, keyless entry, and a multi-info display.
Under the hood, the Gratour iM6 is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline-fed DAM15D inline-four with dual variable-valve-timing (DVVT). It puts out 114 PS along with 150 Nm of torque. Power is then shifted to a five-speed manual gearbox.
As for safety features, Foton’s new MPV is equipped with anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, reverse camera with parking sensors, and dual SRS airbags for the driver and front passenger.