A new MPV from Foton has joined the fray and is looking to take on the likes of the Toyota Innova. Say hello to the 2019 Foton Gratour iM6. It will serve as one of the brand's mid-sized seven-seaters and is packed with loads of features, along with a turbocharged powerplant.
Starting with its looks, the Gratour iM6 has a sleek and curvaceous design that is dominated by a prominent multi-slat front grill. It is then complemented by a set of sweeping headlights and thin foglights on the front bumper. Around the back, the MPV gets huge taillights, along with an equally-large back window. Finally, the Gratour iM6 rolls on 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 195/60 tires.
Size-wise, the Gratour iM6 measures 4700mm long, 1780mm wide and 1820mm tall. It also has a 2760mm wheelbase and a ground clearance of 168mm.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in leather and is capable of seating seven in total (2+3+2). As for in-car amenities and features, the MPV comes with the following: 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment with AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, USB and SD, built-in dashcam, keyless entry, steering-wheel mounted audio and Bluetooth telephony controls, and power-adjustable side mirrors.
Under the hood, the Gratour iM6 is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four that produces 144 PS and 150 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to a five-speed manual gearbox. The front axle is suspended by MacPherson struts while the rear axle gets a five-link non-independent suspension.
A wide array of safey kit come as standard on the 2019 Gratour iM6. These include: four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, dual SRS airbags, reverse camera with parking sensors and an overspeed alarm that activates at 120 km/h.
Foton has yet to release the official pricing of the 2019 Gratour iM6.