Shown by the company was the Foton View Traveller, with the van’s capabilities highlighted on the drive to a Tagaytay resort.
On the way there (where participants conducted more test-drives), the View Traveller noticeably provided a comfortable ride. Although the first row of the rear passenger seats lacks an armrest, the seat cushions, the van’s width and more-than-ample headroom, and powerful air-conditioning were quite relaxing. Travel time was also fast, with steep climbs needing no downshifts as the View Traveller is not underpowered at all, thanks to its Cummins ISF 16-valve, turbo-charged diesel engine.
Foton Phils.’ Anna Parado noted the View Traveller is the first Cummins-powered van in the country. But because the event was meant to be a preview of the model, other specification and pricing details were not released yet.
The View Traveller is worth the wait though, especially for people eyeing to purchase a huge van intended for business ventures.
The View Traveller will be displayed at the Foton Big Show 2013, to be held from October 25 to 27 at the World Trade Center. Besides the View Traveller, Foton will also showcase its full lineup of passenger vehicles, light- and heavy-duty trucks, heavy equipment and construction machinery. To be highlighted also is the company’s Total Care customer service program and after-sales experience.