Foton Traveller XL
When it comes to passenger vans, one of the brands in mind is FOTON, particularly when considering these big factors: the size and the price. The rise of this segment shows how having the right product at the right price, can move the traditional market of vans and people movers. For FOTON’s case, alongside the trucks, the 16-seater Traveller has become their flagship entry.
Due to the increasing demand of vans for family use or transport business, FOTON made significant appointment upgrades to this 16-seater Traveller van. Space, size, and seating configuration updates were sprinkled on this bubble top vehicle in a bid to tap a larger market for the passenger van segment through the all-new Traveller XL.
So, what makes the Traveller XL distinct from its competitors? Just like the Traveller, this new variant is a recipe of an everyday mover covered with stylish design, homey interiors, and an extended seating capacity of 19—individual comfortable seats, to be exact.
Its engine remains the same as with the standard Traveller—a 2.8-litre, 16-valve, and turbo intercooled Cummins diesel engine generating a power output of 148 hp/3,600 rpm. It is also mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Open the driver’s door and you are welcomed with a refreshed cabin that offers bells and whistles you would expect in a passenger van. The interior fit and finish is ergonomic and feels well-put together, with everything at your fingertips. For entertainment, the XL variant is equipped with a 2-din Touch Screen, and the standard AM/FM radio, MP5, Bluetooth, SD card slot, and AUX and USB ports.
Safety continues to be a priority across this range, with ABS and EBD with traction control standard throughout. Dual airbags, seatbelt reminders, and 4-probe reverse sensors with camera also offer the driver security.
For utmost comfort, FOTON also equipped the Traveller XL with features such as individual adjustable head rest, dual air conditioning system, front and rear air-conditioning system with ceiling mounted air conditioning vents that keep the passengers cool during long trips.
With the Traveller XL’s looks, whether for corporate transfers and multi-passenger hire-car work – or even luxury family use, it can definitely tick all the right boxes.
Conversely, another desirable aspect that might influence Traveller XL buyers, would be its ability to carry 19 passengers and still have space behind the last row of seats and cargo barrier for their luggage. With this feature, the Traveller XL would effectively do away with the bag-damaging trailers we see bouncing along behind less safe, and less efficient, sardine-can vans transporting cargoes.
What’s makes it better is that the Traveller XL is currently offered at P98,000 all-in DP or P16,906 low monthly amortization under FOTON’s Fun Christmas Holideals promo. The deal runs until December 31, 2019, and is available in all FOTON Motor Philippines, Inc. accredited dealerships nationwide.
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