Foton Thunder 2018 debuts in the Philippines with Blue Energy powertrain

Feb 09, 2018 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
Euro 4 diesel engine and a 4x2 automatic transmission are new in the 2018 Thunder.

Foton PH has formally released an all-new variant of its Thunder pickup truck – the Foton Thunder 2018 4x2. This trim exclusively comes with a new Euro 4-compliant Cummins turbo diesel mill mated to a new automatic gearbox.

Foton Thunder 2018 angular front

Foton PH has formally released an all-new variant of its Thunder pickup truck – the Foton Thunder 4x2 2018

Called “Blue Energy,” the new 2.8L SOHC ISF engine now features a more efficient intercooler/turbocharger as well as an upgraded exhaust-gas recirculation system responsible for burning fuel. Other than that, this engine is very environmentally-friendly thanks to diesel and particle oxidizing catalyst (DOC & POC) that convert CO and harmful gases into CO2 and water.

Foton Thunder 2018 angular rear

This trim exclusively comes with a new Euro 4-compliant Cummins turbo diesel mill mated to a new automatic gearbox

Capable of dishing out 165 PS and 365 Nm between 1,500 – 3,400 rpm, the power plant is potent enough for a variety of purposes. As mentioned above, the new automatic transmission is a 6-speed with manual select.

Foton Thunder 2018 shift knob

The new automatic transmission is a 6-speed with manual select

Apart from new heart, the Thunder 2018 is also fitted with a wide range of new equipment and features. Inside, it is fitted with a touchscreen infotainment system compatible with AM/FM, USB, Aux-in and SD card along with Bluetooth connectivity. A built-in iPod interface is also on tap to help you connect the device to this system.

Foton Thunder 2018 interior

Inside, it is fitted with a touchscreen infotainment system

Safety-wise, the pickup is very protective with a long list of standard features including:

  • Dual SRS airbags
  • ABS with EBD and Brake Assis
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Hill-Descent Control
  • Hill-Hold Assist
  • Reverse Parking Sensors

Other goodies consist of headlamps level adjuster, fog lamps, keyless entry with remote window control, steering-mounted audio controls and central locking.

Besides the Foton Thunder 2018, the Foton Toano, Toplander and Traveller View models are also applied Blue Energy powertrain. The pricing for these vehicles will be announced soon, according to latest car news.

Foton Thunder 2017 price in the Philippines
Model Price
2017 Foton Thunder E P840,000
2017 Foton Thunder 4x2 P998,000
2017 Foton Thunder 4x4 P1,248,000