2023 Foton Thunder
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Foton Thunder 2024 Price Philippines & Official Promos

₱ 1,180,000 - ₱ 1,350,000

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Foton Thunder Philippines Overview

Body type







2.0 L

Max Power

160 hp

Max Torque

380 - 390 Nm

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Foton Thunder is the latest midsize pickup truck from the said brand. Locally, it has three available variants. There’s the Thunder 4x2 MT, the Thunder 4x4 MT, and the Thunder 4x2 AT. These come with a standard retail price of Php 1,180,000, Php 1,298,000, and Php 1,350,000 respectively.  

Size-wise, the all-new Thunder is 5,340mm long, 1,940mm wide, and 1,870mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 3,220mm for the 4x2 trims, and 3,110mm for the 4x4 trims. It then features a ground clearance of 220mm. 

Under the hood of the Foton Thunder is a 2.0-liter diesel AUCAN inline-4 engine. At the most, this engine can make up to 160 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Torque figures for the 4x4 are then rated at 390 Nm.  

Available gearbox options for the Thunder includes a six-speed manual gearbox for the 4x2 and 4x4 versions. Only the 4x2 version may come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.  

The local competitors of the 2023 Foton Thunder includes the Toyota HiluxMitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Maxus T-60, among others.  


The 2023 Foton Thunder’s variants were launched at different major events spanning the year 2022 to 2023.  

First off is the Thunder 4x2 MT, which was introduced at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show. This was then followed by the Thunder 4x2 AT, which was presented at the 2022 Philippine International Auto Show. 

The last to be revealed is the Thunder 4x4 MT. This occurred at the 2023 Foton Big Show.  


The 2023 Foton Thunder’s appearance strikes a good balance between macho, and utilitarian.  

All trims come with projector headlamps, and LED front fog lamps. Likewise present on this model is a side-step board, and a sports bar (4x4). The Thunder then comes standard with cargo bed liner, as well as LED taillights.  

Completing the look of this Foton pickup truck is a set of 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. 


Step inside the Thunder and you’ll be greeted by a straightforward, but comfortable interior built for up to five occupants. 

Present inside are diamond-stich patterned leather seats and for the soft-touch surfaces on the interior door cards. Silver trims are likewise fitted onto the dashboard and center console. Extra comfort for the rear passengers are provided with a deployable elbow rest. 

The driver is then provided with a push-to-start button, an electronically adjustable seat, a tilt & telescopic steering wheel, and power side mirrors. 

Keeping everyone inside the Thunder cool is an automatic air-conditioning system. For the 4x4 trim, it gets a drivetrain mode knob. 

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Technology & Safety Features

Keeping the Thunder’s occupants entertained is a 10.25-inch touchscreen headunit. For connectivity, it gets Bluetooth, USB, and smartphone mirroring. 

Safety is then handled by dual front airbags, anti-lock braking, stability control, hill-descent control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill-hold control, etc. Added to the 4x4 trim is a front-collision warning system, a pedestrian protection system, and a mechanical differential lock. 

Platform & Chassis

The latest generation Thunder model of the 5-seater pick-up is delivered with an upgraded 3-inch suspension lift kit. Front suspension comes in the form of double wishbones with coil springs complemented by leaf springs on the rear. Stopping power comes from front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.

Engine & Drivetrain

Powered by a 2.8-liter Cummins ISF CRDi diesel engine, the Foton Thunder provides the necessary output to perform in almost every type of terrain. The 4x2 AT variant can produce 174 hp and 365 Nm of torque, while the 4x4 MT can yield 161 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Transmission differs for each variant with the 4x2’s engine attached to a 6-speed Automatic transmission and the 4x4 comes with a 5-speed Manual. The engine of the 4x2 sends power exclusively to the rear wheels while the 4x4 Ironman is a four-wheel drive.

Foton Thunder 2024 Price list

The price of the Foton Thunder in the Philippines starts at ₱1,180,000 for the entry-level 4x2 MT, while the top-of-the-line Foton Thunder 4x2 AT is priced at ₱1,350,000. For more details, please refer to our 2024 Foton Thunder price list as follows:

Foton Thunder 4x2 MT


Foton Thunder 4x4 MT


Foton Thunder 4x2 AT


*** Please note that the Foton Thunder‘s prices might differ in some showrooms and should serve as reference only.

Thunder Pros & cons

By jacob on Mar 02, 2023
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Things we like in Thunder
  • Stylish looks 
  • Peppy engine 
  • Comfortable interior 
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Things we don't like in Thunder
  • No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • Lack of driver-assistive safety tech. 

Foton Thunder 2024 Specifications


  • 2.0 L
    160 hp
  • 380-390 Nm
    AT , MT
    Part-Time 4x4 , RWD

Suspension & Brakes

  • Double Wishbone
  • Manual (Hand)


  • 5,340
    1,940 mm
    1,870 mm
  • 220 mm


  • 5


  • Halogen
    18 inches


  • Leather


  • Push Button
  • Other Apps
  • None , With

Safety & Security

  • 2
  • With
  • With

Where can I buy this car?

Foton Pasig

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104 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave Brgy Ugong Pasig City

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Foton Thunder 2024 Comparison with similar cars

The 2023 Foton Thunder is comparable to most pickup trucks in the market when it comes to having a one-ton cargo capacity. It is also on-par with most of its competitors when it comes to engine outputs with some exceptions.  

When tech is concerned however, the Thunder is a bit slim. It doesn’t have much in the way of driver-assistive features, and it doesn’t get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well.  

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Foton Thunder Philippines: FAQs

What kind of engine is Foton Thunder?

The Foton Thunder is equipped with a 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which is capable of producing up to 174 horsepower and 365 Nm of torque

What is the fuel consumption of Foton Thunder?

The average fuel consumption of the Foton Thunder is around 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers, or approximately 12.7 kilometers per liter.

How much does Foton Thunder cost?

The price of a Foton Thunder can vary depending on the specific model, with prices ranging from around PHP 1,180,000 to PHP 1,350,000

How many seater is Foton Thunder?

The Foton Thunder is a midsize pickup truck and is typically designed to seat up to five passengers, with two seats in the front and a three-person bench seat in the back

Is Foton Thunder a good car?

The Foton Thunder is a midsize pickup truck that is known for being affordable, reliable, and capable of heavy-duty work and off-road driving.

Foton Thunder 2024 News

The new Foton Thunder 4x4 MT trim was introduced at the 2023 Foton Big Show, and this new version is off-road ready.

New Foton Thunder 4x4 MT variant launched at 2023 Foton Big Show

The Thunder now gets some off-road cred.

Feb 13, 2023

MIAS 2022: Foton Thunder brings beefier stance, new 2.0 turbodiesel

It delivers more torque than the outgoing model.

Apr 08, 2022

2022 Foton Thunder to make PH debut next week

Foton Philippines is looking to grow its passenger car lineup.

Mar 29, 2022

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