Fotons with space attitude

Minibus and van have wide range of uses

Minibus and van have wide range of uses

FOTON sees a wide market for the two large CS2 vans it is marketing in New Zealand, a minibus and a cargo van. Both have been introduced with a value for money emphasis, sitting as much as $20,000 below longer-established rivals.

The minibus in particular seems to have a plethora of potential users. Capable of seating 13, they are right on target for small groups such as secondary schools, retirement villages, sports clubs and even a taxi or minibus service.

The cargo van will catch the eye of tradespeople needing a long space to carry equipment or long items, such as a carpet layer.

Both have at their heart the respected Cummins diesel engine which is also the backbone of Foton’s truck fleet. The Chinese company, one of the biggest in the world, works on the principle of making things simple.

Impressive specs

The four-cylinder ISF 2.8 engine uses proven technologies derived from Cummins legendary B series engines of which there are more than four million in service around the world.

The engine has maximum power of 96kW at 3600 rpm and maximum torque of 280Nm between 1400 rpm and 3000. The transmission is a five-speed manual and the fuel consumption is 9.5 litres per 100km. The service intervals are 15,000 or 12 months for the first service then every 20,000km or 12 months. The vehicles come with a three-year/100,000km warranty.

Both vehicles have safety covered with electronic brake distribution and anti-lock braking backed up by front dual air bags, daytime running lights, reversing sensors and a light off alarm. Interior features include air conditioning which includes the passengers in the rear of the minibus, electric windows, audio /CD with AUX and USB, central remote locking and a rear washer/defrost mirror.

Available in New Zealand

Features and benefits include low weight and high power density for a best in class power-to-weight ratio. There is reduced noise in the rear gear train, composite oil pan and valve covers. Both vehicles are now available here and will attract a range of buyers.

The vehicle can carry 13 including driver but one attractive option would be to take out one of the back seats. Not only would this provide some welcome storage space but it means the van can be driven on a standard licence, which will appeal to many potential users.

The high roofed cargo van is aimed at tradespeople or couriers and offers them a vehicle with plenty of storage that is economical to operate.

Foton trucks have been steadily making their mark around the district and the vans are expected to have a similar impact. These vans are marketed in China as View — they are well worth a view here.

FOTON sees a wide market for the two large CS2 vans it is marketing in New Zealand, a minibus and a cargo van. Both have been introduced with a value for money emphasis, sitting as much as $20,000 below longer-established rivals.

The minibus in particular seems to have a plethora of potential users. Capable of seating 13, they are right on target for small groups such as secondary schools, retirement villages, sports clubs and even a taxi or minibus service.

The cargo van will catch the eye of tradespeople needing a long space to carry equipment or long items, such as a carpet layer.

Both have at their heart the respected Cummins diesel engine which is also the backbone of Foton’s truck fleet. The Chinese company, one of the biggest in the world, works on the principle of making things simple.

Impressive specs

The four-cylinder ISF 2.8 engine uses proven technologies derived from Cummins legendary B series engines of which there are more than four million in service around the world.

The engine has maximum power of 96kW at 3600 rpm and maximum torque of 280Nm between 1400 rpm and 3000. The transmission is a five-speed manual and the fuel consumption is 9.5 litres per 100km. The service intervals are 15,000 or 12 months for the first service then every 20,000km or 12 months. The vehicles come with a three-year/100,000km warranty.

Both vehicles have safety covered with electronic brake distribution and anti-lock braking backed up by front dual air bags, daytime running lights, reversing sensors and a light off alarm. Interior features include air conditioning which includes the passengers in the rear of the minibus, electric windows, audio /CD with AUX and USB, central remote locking and a rear washer/defrost mirror.

Available in New Zealand

Features and benefits include low weight and high power density for a best in class power-to-weight ratio. There is reduced noise in the rear gear train, composite oil pan and valve covers. Both vehicles are now available here and will attract a range of buyers.

The vehicle can carry 13 including driver but one attractive option would be to take out one of the back seats. Not only would this provide some welcome storage space but it means the van can be driven on a standard licence, which will appeal to many potential users.

The high roofed cargo van is aimed at tradespeople or couriers and offers them a vehicle with plenty of storage that is economical to operate.

Foton trucks have been steadily making their mark around the district and the vans are expected to have a similar impact. These vans are marketed in China as View — they are well worth a view here.

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