Foton View Traveller Review
Foton View Traveller is one of the commercial vehicles manufactured by Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. or Foton which is a Chinese company known for producing trucks, buses, SUVs and agricultural tools. Headquartered in Changping, Beijing this motor group produced View Traveller and launched at the Foton Big Show 2013. Soon after one month of its public launch, it embarked positive impression on the automobile enthusiasts and its prospective buyers. Also, View Traveller has received Car of the Year – Philippines award in the category.
Engine, mileage & variants:
Foton View traveller is based on the successful economy concept, while providing the more economical results for the vehicle even riding in uneven surfaces. Under the hood, it comes equipped with Cummins ISF 2.8-litre 16-valve, turbo charged diesel engine offering 130 hp along with the peak torque of about 280 Nm between 1400 rpm to 3000 rpm. Since, it is a passenger vehicle manufactured to weigh maximum number of passengers in the cabin, acceleration numbers don't really account for. However, packed in performance driven diesel engine View Traveller delivers a decent acceleration and can attain a top speed of 130 km/hr. Also, the gasoline engine equipped in the car is accompanied with fuel saving technologies giving mileage count of around 13 kmpl.
Foton View Traveller represents an innovative look of a minivan with dynamic and strong structure. Looking at its profile, you will adore the impression it gives of being a modern passenger van. Larger and wider, the stylish design of radiator grille conveys the feeling of power and dynamism which is an immense improved access to the engine section. Further, this van comes fitted with sliding rear door on one side that eases the entry/exit to the cabin for 16 passengers. Being a spacious vehicle, View Traveller embraces large dimensions for its occupants measuring 5380 mm x 1920 mm x 2285 mm (L x W x H). The wheelbase is figured as 3110 mm. The 6-spoked wheels improve the grip of the vehicle on varied road surfaces.
With exceptional comfort, elegance and functionality, the Foton View Traveller is undoubtedly one of the most desirable vocations to work. This van offers seating configuration for 15-passengers in ultimate comfort, practicality and space. Installed with some advanced equipments, this van makes your travel with full comfort and convenience. Since it is a passenger van, it is understandable that it won't come packed with high-tech infotainment and stereo features. The purpose of the vehicle is to provide extra spare for the occupants rather than focusing on amusement factor. Still, some equipments and accessories comes fitted as standard making your life easy on board like USB, Aux-in, 4 speakers, MP3 and CD player that allow you to listen your favourite tracks even through you are driving aboard. Except the boot space it features various utility nuts that can house your small handy things in affix storage racks, holders and centre console.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
The Foton View Traveller lets you travel with maximum peace of mind. The braking system of this van comprises of front disc brake and rear drum brake. Moreover, this van offers the dynamic suspension system featuring Independent Double Wishbone and torsion bar front suspension and Leaf Spring non-independent rear suspension. Furthermore, standard ABS brakes and EBD are provided which allow the wheels to maintain the tractive contact with the surface of road based on the driver’s input while braking. In addition, it prevents the wheels from locking up when sudden brakes are applied.
Foton View Traveller is an excellent value for money vehicle when pitted against its rivals. It looks attractive from outside and possesses decent features in order to make your ride comfortable.