Foton PH introduces Thunder 2.0 at MIAS

Foton PH introduces Thunder 2.0 at MIAS

MANILA: Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) returned to the spotlight of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), the country's biggest auto event. As part of its 15th anniversary, FMPI revealed the all-new Foton Thunder 2.0, which boasts strength and power in a bigger, bolder, and tougher pickup truck.


  • What powers the Foton Thunder 2.0?

    The Foton Thunder 2.0 is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces a maximum power output of 160hp at 4,000rpm and torque of 390Nm.
  • What are the key exterior features of the Foton Thunder 2.0?

    The Foton Thunder 2.0 comes with roll-bars, cargo hooks for uncomplicated cargo mounting, huge tail lamps, LED DRL fog lamps, and a wide sporty grille. It also features a blend of high-strength steel and a lightweight, energy-absorbing design.
  • In a statement, United Asia Automotive, Inc. (UAAGI) and FMPI President Erroll Dueñas said, “The all-new Thunder 2.0 exhibits nothing less than a durable unit to drive you at the convenience of modern car-like features combined with an efficient powertrain and masculine sporty style. We are proud to say that with help of Filipino skills, craftsmanship, and competence this new durable vehicle has taken shape.”

    The all-new Thunder 2.0 is proudly built by Filipinos for Filipinos, just like the rest of the Foton vehicle lineup, and is driven by full devotion to strengthening national mobility. It is powered by a powerful yet fuel-efficient third-generation 2.0-liter diesel engine designed and built by Foton Motors. It can carry up to one ton of rated payload capacity with a maximum power output of 160hp at 4,000rpm and torque of 390Nm.

    The Thunder 2.0 also comes with roll-bars, cargo hooks for uncomplicated cargo mounting, huge tail lamps, LED DRL fog lamps, and a wide sporty grille carrying that rugged Foton style. It also features a  game-changing blend of high-strength steel and a lightweight, energy-absorbing design.

    Foton Thunder 2.0

    The Thunder 2.0's spacious interior features a six-way power-adjustable driver seat with a premium leather seat cover, a 10.25-inch floating LCD touchscreen for infotainment, a six-inch digital LCD instrument panel that displays essential vehicle conditions, and an interior lamp that changes color based on the occupants' mood.

    Thunder 2.0 occupants can also enjoy advanced comfort and convenience features starting with its car-like functions, such as the engine start/stop button, intelligent key feature with Passive Keyless Entry, Passive Start (PEPS), and Car Finder button. They can literally keep their cool on the road even when they are not touching the buttons, since the Thunder 2.0's automatic climate control can regulate the temperature on its own as needed.

    Safety is always the first among Foton's top priorities, as exemplified by the all-new Thunder 2.0's undoubtedly robust unit. The Thunder 2.0 comes with Bosch's latest electronic stability program (ESP) and antilock braking system (ABS). It is also equipped with six airbags, including front, side, and side curtain airbags.

    Every purchase of Thunder 2.0 comes with a three-year or 100,000-km warranty as part of Foton's Aftersales Program. This is accompanied with FMPI's comprehensive customer support program, which includes EC Mobile Truck's first-in-industry on-site service.

    To learn more about the all-new Foton Thunder 2.0, check out its spec chart below:


    Foton Thunder 2.0

    Overall Length (mm)


    Overall Width (mm)


    Overall Height (mm)


    Wheel Track (mm)

    Front: 1,600

    Rear: 1,580

    Wheelbase (mm)


    Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)


    Seating Capacity

    Five Persons

    Minimum Turning Radius (m)


    Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)



    Four-cylinder, Inline, Water Cooling, Electronically Controlled High-pressure Common-rail

    Engine Displacement (L)


    Power Output (hp/rpm)


    Torque (Nm/rpm)


    Emission Standard

    Euro IV


    Six-speed Manual Transmission




    Front: Double Wishbone Spiral Spring Independent Suspension

    Rear: Leaf Spring Non-independent Suspension

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)



    Front: Disc

    Rear: Drum

    Electric Device (Rated Voltage)




    DRL Fog Lamps




    Entertainment System

    10.25-inch Floating Touchscreen

    Keyless Entry

    With Hold Window Down Control

    Power Window


    Central Locking System


    Power Side Mirrors


    Air-conditioning System

    Auto Climate Zone Control

    Seat Material


    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    Traction Control System (TCS)


    Electronic Stability Program (ESP)


    Hydraulic Braking Assist


    High Mount Third Brake Light


    Hill Descent Control


    Hill Hold Control



    Three-point with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

    Safety Belt Reminder


    Child Lock


    Anti-pinch Sensor System



    For inquiries, visit any Foton dealership nationwide, call FMPI’s sales hotline at 0999-999-9998, or log on to their digital platforms through

    Photos from Foton Motor Philippines Inc.

    Also read: Erroll Dueñas is new UAAGI president

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