2023 Foton Thunder range now starts at less than PHP 1 million

Looking to buy a brand-new pickup truck for less? Foton Motor Philippines Inc (FMPI) may have what you're looking for as the Thunder pickup truck now starts at less than a million Pesos.

The 2023 Foton Thunder range now starts at Php 980,000 with the addition of the newly launched variant of the 4x2 EL M/T. This now serves as the entry-level version of the pickup truck. Also new is the 4x2 EL A/T which is available for PHP 1,050,000.

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Up next is the Thunder 4x2 M/T which retails for PHP 1,080,000. If you prefer an automatic version of the Thunder, there's also the Thunder 4x2 A/T which now only sells for PHP 1,150,000 (previously sold for PHP 1.350M). A sportier-looking version of the pickup truck aptly named the Thunder 4x2 A/T Sports can also be yours for PHP 1,200,000. Last but not least is the Thunder 4x4 M/T which also received a price cut and is now selling for PHP 1,198,000 (used to sell for PHP 1.298M).

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“With the new price positioning, we are looking forward to seeing more customers considering and availing of the new Thunder pickup as their 'modern-day workhorse'. This is an excellent opportunity for us to be able to offer a pickup truck as large, as durable and reliable, as easy to maintain, and as stylish as any modern pickup on the market today—but at a substantially more affordable price point. We now offer the most affordable range of pickups, whether you're looking for an entry-level, midrange, or top-of-the-line model,” said Levy Santos, General Manager of FMPI.

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Like most other Foton models, the new Thunder is proudly assembled at the Foton plant in Clark, Pampanga. The new truck is powered by a new third-generation turbocharged 2.0-liter Aucan diesel engine generating 161 PS at 4,000 rpm and a torque rating of 390 Nm. It has a 1-ton payload capacity.

Other features present in the Thunder pickup include large LED taillamps, LED DRLs & fog lamps, and a large sporty grill bearing prominent Foton branding. Inside, it's available with a 6-way power-adjustable driver seat in stitched leather, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment, and a 6-inch digital LCD instrument panel. For peace of mind, it also comes with an electronic stability program, a traction control system, hill-hold control, hill-descent control, and dual front airbags.

FOTON is also announcing new variants for its bestselling GTL line of trucks. The new variants and SRPs are as follows:

GTL 4X2 Tractor Head

2,600,000.00

GTL 6x4 Tractor Head

3,100,000.00

GTL 6X4 Dump Truck

3,000,000.00