Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines: Price, Interior, Exterior, Specs Review

May 21, 2018
Editor's rating 3.5
User's rating 3.3
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction
  • 2. Foton Traveller 2018 Exterior
  • 3. Foton Traveller 2018 Interior
  • 4. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines: Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • 5. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Price
  • 6. Foton Traveller 2018 Specs
  • 7. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Review: Verdict
Get full information about price, interior, exterior, and specs of one of the hottest van in the market today via our Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines review.

1. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction

Foton – a Chinese marque, first broke into the Philippines in 2006 with its aim of making the local market its strategic export hub. If in SUV segment, it serves the Toplander as flagship, mentioning van category, it has the View Traveller. Some say that the Foton View Traveller is a Hiace clone, but it’s absolutely not outdone by this hot van from Toyota as well as other vans in the market. With an attractive look from outside and decent features, the Traveller is believed to make your ride funnier and more comfortable than ever.

Now, have a deeper insight into the van via this Foton Traveller Philippines review by Philkotse.com.

Foton Traveller 2018 models

The Foton Traveller is absolutely not outdone by this hot van from Toyota as well as other vans in the market

FOTON View Traveller - Beyond Big

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2. Foton Traveller 2018 Exterior

The View Traveller represents an innovative look of a minivan with strong and dynamic structure. Right the first moment you eye it, you’ll realize it greatly resembles the Toyota Hiace, as mentioned earlier. Regardless of this, it’s still a good-looking and modern van. Particularly, a bubble roof makes it bizarre when compared to the tall roof of the car it tries to mimic.

2018 Foton Traveller exterior angular front

The View Traveller represents an innovative look of a minivan with strong and dynamic structure

2018 Foton Traveller exterior side view

Right the first moment you eye it, you’ll realize it greatly resembles the Toyota Hiace

Also worth noting in the Foton Traveller exterior is a chop on the side profile where the extra wheelbase has been included, and exceptionally large overhangs. Contrary to a big body, a “tiny” set of 15-inch wheels somewhat gets us disappointed.

2018 Foton Traveller exterior: front and rear view

It’s a good-looking and modern van

2018 Foton Traveller exterior: left and right profile

Contrary to a big body, a “tiny” set of 15-inch wheels somewhat gets us disappointed

3. Foton Traveller 2018 Interior

Even though there are some unfinished plastic trim, the Foton Traveller interior does not give you a feeling of driving a “made-from-China” van at all. In fact, even many Japanese models themselves abuse hard plastic on the inside.

While vans like the Urvan and Grandia come with similar seating configurations, the View Traveller’s extra length and width provide passengers with a pass-through aisle between the seats and simultaneously uphold the 3-across seating. Seats in the van are well-shaped with full back and reclining mechanisms. The Foton is one of the biggest vans in the current market and has more than 10 seats, yet the space and comfort it exudes are more reminiscent of an 8 or 9-seater.

Foton Traveller 2018 interior

The 2018 Foton Traveller interior does not give you a feeling of driving a “made-from-China” van at all

Foton Traveller 2018 seating

 The Foton is one of the biggest vans in the current market and has more than 10 seats

Apart from elegant design, exceptional comfort, and functionality, the Traveller is also installed with some advanced equipment, high-tech infotainment and stereo features including MP3 and CD player, USB, Aux-in and 4 speakers. Besides, parking sensors and the tailgate mirror, keyless entry, rear air-conditioning are all ready for use.

Foton Traveller 2018 dashboard

The Traveller is also installed with some advanced equipment, high-tech infotainment and stereo features

Foton Traveller 2018 cockpit

The inside exudes elegant design, exceptional comfort, and functionality

Foton Traveller 2018 air vents

Rear air-conditioning is ready for use

4. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines: Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Foton View Traveller is equipped with a 2.8L 16-valve Cummins ISF turbo diesel engine, which is well capable of 130 horsepower and 280 Nm of peak torque, with a view to providing more economical results for the vehicle’s performance in all kinds of terrain.

Being a people carrier, acceleration numbers is of no concern to the View Traveller, but in actual fact, the vehicle still delivers a decent acceleration and is able to top out 145 kmph.

Foton Traveller 2018 on the road

The vehicle delivers a decent acceleration and is able to top out 145 kmph

Gas mileage of 6km/L in heavy traffic appears reasonable, given its weight and power on hand.

Regarding ride and handling, riding this van is much like driving a bus. Yes, this is a nice bus with long-geared steering and a tall driving position. Body roll can be felt yet not as much as you think of a Chinese-badged van. Overall, braking and handling are both tidy and secure while the ride is relatively soft but the damping is under control, barring over large bumps.

5. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Price

Foton Traveller Price Philippines 2018
 Model Price
2018 Foton Traveller 2.8L 16-Seater P1,495,000

At this moment, the 16-seater Foton View Traveller 2018 sets you back P1,495,000. With this price tag, the View Traveller, admitedly, is an excellent value for money vehicle when pitted against its contenders.

Foton Traveller 2018 angular front

The Traveller 2018 price in the Philippines goes from P1,495,000

6. Foton Traveller 2018 Specs

Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Specs
Overall
Name Foton View Traveller 2.8L 16-Seater
Price P1,495,000
Engine & Performance
Engine Cummins ISF 2.8L, CRDI 16-Valve Turbo Intercooler Diesel
Displacement 2,800 cc
Torque 280 Nm @ 1,400 - 3,000 rpm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Suspension & Brakes
Suspension

Front: Double Wishbone Suspension, Coil Spring,  Stabilizer Bar

Rear: Longitudinal Leaf Spring, Telescopic Shock Absorber

Brake System

Front: Disc Brake (ABS + EBD)

Rear: Drum Brake (ABS + EBD)

Steering & Wheels
Steering Rack & Pinion Power-Assisted
Tires / Wheels 195 / 80 R15 Aluminum Alloy
Dimensions
Overall Dimensions (L x W x H) 5,555 mm x 2,060 mm x 2,310 mm
Wheelbase 3,110 mm
Wheel Track

Front: 1,655 mm

Rear: 1,650 mm

Gross Vehicle Weight 3,400 kg
Curb Weight 2,255 kg
Minimum Turning Radius 6.0 m
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L
Seating Capacity 16-Seater
Safety & Security
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Seatbelt Reminder
  • 3-Point ELR Seatbelts
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Dual Airbags
  • Central Control Lock
  • Reverse Sensor
  • LED 3rd Brake Light
  • Rear Under Mirror
Other Features
  • High Roof
  • Tilting Steering Column
  • Adjustable Lumbar Support & Adjustabloe Headrest Fir Driver's Seat
  • Individual Back Rest
  • Adjustable Intensify of Meter Gauge Backlaght
  • Powered Sideview Mirror
  • Power Windows
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Input (AUX + USB)
  • Interior Lights Off-Delay
  • 2-Rear Seat Configuration
  • 12V Outlet

7. Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines Review: Verdict

To sum up, the Foton Traveller 2018 Philippines is probably the roomiest van you can get for your money, even compared to locally assembled rivals from the Japanese carmakers. And when it comes to quality and refinement, it's even much better than several of them. So if you don’t mind driving a Chinese-branded van to get around with your big family, seriously take this one into consideration.

Foton Traveller 2018 and family

If you don’t mind driving a Chinese-branded van to get around with your big family, seriously take the Foton Traveller into consideration

>>> Read more car reviews for hot-selling models in the Philippines on Philkotse.com

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