My future car better be equipped with a car gps, that’s what I think! So I can use Google Maps! Because I’m the worst with directions…
Anyway, I was checking out some inexpensive cars, and hey look, there’s Foton in the Philippines! Foton is a Chinese brand of cars. They manufacture pick-ups and sedans that don’t even go beyond the Php1million mark. Thank God for China.
Foton Blizzard 2.8L 4×2 5speed MT
Type: 4cyl. In-line (OHV-Diesel, Direct Injection)
Max Torque: 172Nm/2200rpm
Front Suspension: Independent w/ Telescopic shocks
Rear Suspension: Semi elliptic leaf spring w/ two-way telescopic shocks
Dimensions LWH: 5160 x 1690 x 1615
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2370kg
Curb Weight: 1570
Foton Blizzard 2008-2009
Engine: 2.8 OHV 8V I4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Transmission: 5-speed MT
Body Type: 4-door pick-up
Seating Capacity: 5
Front Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension: Rigid Axle, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
Front Brakes: Vented Disc
Rear Brakes: Drum
Price: Php 625,000
Foton Midi Crossover
Changping District, Beijing–Foton Motor’s presence in the Philippine market will further expand as the local distributor of the Chinese car brand plans to launch the Midi in the second half of the year.
The Midi–which is essentially a crossover vehicle with the characteristics of an MPV and a sedan–comes in standard and lengthened versions. It is aimed at motorists who are looking for an affordable multipurpose vehicle, Foton Motor Philippines president Rommel Sytin told Manila-based journalists.
The standard version (4,288mm in length) can accommodate five passengers, while the lengthened variant (4,338mm in length) can seat seven. Both versions are 1,725mm wide and 1,768mm tall.
Foton Motor Philippines has not specified the variants that will be brought to the Philippines, but the current Midi lineup has 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter engine options.
The 1.3-liter variant produces a maximum output of 97.2hp and a torque of 108Nm, while the 1.6-liter variant registers 99.5hp and 134Nm. Foton said the Midi’s fuel consumption is 7.2 liters for every 100km.
The Midi’s basic features include sliding doors for passengers, double front airbags, ABS and EBD, and aluminum alloy wheel rims.
Foton Beiqi can be found in EDSA-Munoz.
See more of Foton Philippines cars!