Foton Motor Philippines Inc (FMPI) has just probably revealed the most feature-packed (and most capable) version of its Harabas truck. Making its presence felt at the recently concluded 2023 Foton Big Show was the Harabas Miler.
Billed by the company as a cargo truck that boasts attributes found only in high-end automobiles, the Harabas Miler gets a more potent turbo-diesel engine under the hood, comes with creature comforts to help drivers relax on long road trips, a spacious cargo area, and multiple body styles for various needs.
Starting with its hardware, the Foton Harabas Miler is powered by a strong yet fuel-efficient 2.5-liter direct-injection turbo-diesel engine. It develops 186 PS at 3000 rpm and an impressive 320 Newton-meters of torque between 1000 to 2800 rpm. It is then mated to a 5-speed ZF manual gearbox.
Moving to the exterior design, the Harabas Miler gets soft edges and a stylish grille that are both finished in chrome. Meanwhile, large expressive automatic LED headlights complement the striking front fascia of the Harabas Miler. A smoothly integrated bumper with foglights, along with LED daytime running lights, round up the sleek looks of the Harabas Miler.
Inside, it has a spacious and well-appointed cabin. The side mirrors are electrically-adjustable and come with heaters to eliminate fogging in cold or rainy weather. It also gets power windows, central locking, and even electric height adjustment of the headlamp beam to avoid blinding oncoming traffic even with a heavy cargo load at the rear. There are also over eight storage areas and cup/bottle holders throughout the cabin.
At the center of the dashboard is a touchscreen infotainment system complete with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free music streaming or calling. The instrument panel, on the other hand, has LCD gauges that allow drivers to see relevant information easier.
When it comes to cargo space, the Harabas Miler has a humongous 13 cubic meter cargo box capacity. It also has a cargo floor of 845mm, making it easy for cargo loaders and unloaders to reach the cargo area.
“Foton has over 10 million satisfied users worldwide and the Philippines is home to a fast-growing number of happy and successful owner-entrepreneurs. We are confident that our new Harabas Miler will find many businesses thriving with the truck's excellent productivity and efficiency,” said Levy Santos, General Manager of FMPI.
Pricing for the new Foton Harabas Miler begins at PHP 860,000.