Foton exhibits jeepney and all-new TransVan HR in LTO motor show
In celebration of its 106th anniversary, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Motor Show gathered local players in the commercial manufacturer industry to display in the LTO Motor Show held last April 24 to 27, 2018 in East Avenue, Quezon City.
With the theme “Pang Masang Transportasyon, Modelong Napapanahon”, Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI), exhibited two of its recently-launched vehicles—the Foton Jeepney and the Foton TransVan HR.
The Foton Jeepney body was built in collaboration with Centro Manufacturing Corp. It is powered by an ISF 2.8 CRDI, four cylinder, in-line, water-cooled turbocharger Cummins engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox – the same powerplant used in its Tornado 2.2C light duty truck.
Unlike the standard 13- and 15-seater, the TransVan HR variant features a high roof similar to its Traveller cousin. The TransVan HR comes with 16 seats and is equipped with features such as front and rear air-conditioning, entertainment system, power windows and power locks. The TransVan HR is powered by the same 4-cylinder in-line, turbo-charged 2800cc CRDI diesel engine that’s mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Foton Jeepney on the other hand, is designed more closely to the conventional jeepney with its side-facing passenger seats and covered open air windows. It is also designed to accommodate standing passengers to further maximize the seating capacity. It also features room lamps and will be installed with a working beep card reader employing a tap-in-tap-out scheme – the first-ever programmed fare collection solution made for jeepneys in the Philippines.
“Foton has made sure that these models comply with the standards set forth by the DOTr’s PUV Modernization Program. This is Foton’s prototype of our version of the Euro 4 jeepney, and we are currently in the process of producing more options of different size and specifications.” said Foton Philippines President Rommel Sytin.
“Our dynamic participation in the government’s project has been evident since day one. We remain committed to provide safe, reliable, and multi-functional transport solutions for the benefit of more Filipino commuters, families and businesses.” Sytin closed.