The festivities kick off tomorrow, October 4
It's been a crazy long workweek, and we all deserve to relax a bit this weekend. What better way to unwind than with good food, great music, and of course, even better cars, right? Well, if that's what you're
One of the pieces in the heavily-stacked midsize SUV segment
Chinese cars are a more common sight in the local market as of late, with the arrival of the likes of MG and Maxus. There is one particular Chinese carmaker that has been around for quite some time, though: Foton.Foton launched
Are Chinese-made cars finally improving?
We can't believe we're saying this, but it might be about time to start taking Chinese car manufacturers a little more seriously. Maybe it'll do the industry some good to ease up on the made-in-China jokes a
Another celeb turns to Atoy
We don't know how many more times we'll have to say this, but Atoy Llave appears to be a very busy dude. The businessman is customizing cars for celebrities left and right, and the latest addition to his
This big van is also big on value
European buyers have long enjoyed the comforts of high-roofed vans like the Volkswagen LT (now Crafter), Iveco Daily, Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter. But aside from the odd imported Sprinter and Sprinter clones, the format hasn't really taken off locally.
Four new showroom/service centers open under partnerships with LICA Auto Group
Nissan Batangas (under Tetra Sales and Service Inc.), Foton Cainta (under Cherub Auto Dealer Inc.), Subaru Cainta (under Subaru Brescia Motors Inc.), and Suzuki Batangas (under Shaw Motor Plaza Corp.), were all inaugurated within weeks of each other, and the invites were
The latest manufacturer to do so
Last week, Foton Motor Philippines launched its entire lineup of Euro 4-compliant vehicles. Under the proprietary brand Blue Energy, the company now offers cleaner, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient engines adhering to stricter emission standards set by the government.The
A pleasant northern drive
Honestly, I'd never driven a Foton nor knew much about the Chinese brand until I was invited recently to join their media drive event, featuring the new Toplander SUV upgraded with an automatic transmission (the previous model only came in manual).
The company says it's viable for ride-hailing
Will we be seeing Foton vehicles in the local ride-sharing scene soon? If the company has its way, we just might. Foton is pushing its Gratour seven-seater minivan as a viable carpooling or ride-hailing transport, saying the vehicle has
With 15 seats, this is good for big families
These days, big vehicles are king. We're not just saying that, either. According to a report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, commercial vehicle sales rose by 37% during the third quarter of 2016. This segment includes SUVs,
Something for everyone
Whether you're a regular motorist or a businessman looking to augment the company fleet, the Philippine International Motor Show usually has something on display to suit your interests. PIMS first-timer Foton Philippines, distributed locally by the United Asia Automotive Group,
Want to try out heavy machinery?
Do you happen to be looking for heavy machinery? If yes, you might want to drop by the "Foton Moto Fair" in Quezon City later this week. Foton Philippines will be offering special deals and discounts at the event, so it should
See what their features and prices are
Two new Foton Toplander variants have just been released by the Chinese carmaker's local distributor, United Asia Automotive Group. The Toplander Executive and Xtreme variants will both be available in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations, but each one is targeted at different
Ever heard of this activity?
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. In October last year, Foton made available in our market its Toplander diesel SUV. A seven-seater based on the Thunder pickup truck, it
Brand's 19th showroom in PH
It looks like Foton is on a mission to expand its presence in the country. The Chinese carmaker's official distributor in the country, United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), has now added Foton Quezon Avenue to its roster of dealerships.The
At the height of Christmas madness
We're car people, and we love to drive by default. But there are days when getting behind the wheel is such a pain that we'd rather just get a root canal. Just like last month when the holiday season was
Is this the biggest luxury van around?
Foton has come a long way from peddling cheap HiAce clones for ambulance use and outdated pickups to commercial buyers. With new technology and the all-important Cummins partnership, Foton's current trucks are worlds better than the ones the local distributor
Powered by same Thunder diesel engine
This is not exactly the best time to be announcing the arrival of a new Chinese vehicle in our market--not after what many perceive to have been a rigged FIBA Asia championship game between the Philippines and China last night--but
Good alternatives to the main players
Foton's Thunder line of pickups has been made tougher than ever with the addition of the Thunder Strike and the Thunder Ironman in both 4x2 and 4x4 variants.The Strike sees the dependable Thunder being fitted out with a nudge bar,
Tasteful mods do the trick
We\'ve always known that the Chinese commercial-vehicle manufacturer Foton sells a pickup called the Thunder. But we\'ll admit we\'ve never shed our biases completely, and have simply relegated the Thunder to second-class status below the likes of
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