Jul 082014

MANILA, Philippines – The tough truck just got tougher Who says pickups are only for hauling produce and building materials? FOTON Philippines introduces an all-new addition to the already impressive Thunder line of pick-ups.   The FOTON Thunder Ironman, which comes in 4×2 and 4×4 models, is the latest incarnation of the FOTON’s venerable workhorse. Armed with all the necessary upgrades to take you to places you never thought you could reach, the Thunder Ironman will certainly change the way you drive your pickup.  Form vs. function? Why not both? Building on the already impressive Thunder pick-up platform, FOTON Philippines has introduced key upgrades in the vehicles main components in order to give the hardworking truck even better performance and more imposing looks.   “We envisioned the FOTON Thunder Ironman as the personification of the outgoing individual, one who knows how to get tough and rugged when needed,” says Rommel Sytin, president of UAAGI, exclusive distributor of FOTON in the Philippines. Living up to its Ironman moniker, the all-new Thunder variant is designed to improve on a platform that has already set new benchmarks for the FOTON brand. Sytin adds, “Every updated part on the FOTON Thunder Ironman enhances the truck’s usability and functionality while expanding the range of locations its owner can drive to.”   Just as the FOTON Thunder Ironman is more than capable in areas where the road ends, it is just as stylish and fashionable when traversing the urban jungle.  What’s new?  The FOTON Thunder Ironman sports a host of upgrades that are designed to get you out of almost any off-road situation. Aside from toughening up the Thunder’s looks, all the added features contribute to expanding the Thunder’s already robust image and durable reputation.

The most noticeable changes in the FOTON Thunder Ironman are the purpose-built all-metal Ironman front and rear bumpers. Designed to confront the harshest of trails, these all-metal winch-ready bumpers and the accompanying front bull bars take the worry out of bumper nicks and scratches as they are made to be used and abused in rough terrain. Matched to a solid metal Bumper Fairlid to protect the engine and transmission from rocks and trail obstacles, these high-angled bumpers more than expand the Thunder Ironman’s range and purpose.  To give the FOTON Thunder Ironman the extra leverage to navigate off the beaten track, a brand new 3-inch Suspension Lift Kit is also standard in the latest Thunder variant. Providing additional ride height to conquer deep ravines and river crossings or hop over boulders and large obstacles, the upgraded suspension components all contribute to providing the FOTON Thunder Ironman owner the confidence he needs in tackling unknown terrain.  Matched to the FOTON Thunder Ironman’s toughened underpinnings are 17-inch Black Rhino Wheels and off-road spec 275/75R17 Aeolus All-Terrain Tires. This formidable combination gives this latest Thunder variant the necessary capabilities to beat other pick-ups to the off-roading draw.  And to further enhance driver visibility in remote locations, a pair of high-intensity LED fog lamps illuminates the path of every FOTON Thunder Ironman.

“All these functional off-roading components are standard in the FOTON Thunder Ironman thus making it the most capable rear wheel driven truck in the market today,” declares Sytin.   To complement the FOTON Thunder Ironman’s performance upgrades, styling enhancements such as Fender Liners, Chrome Trimmings, Side Body Accents, CarSaver Mattings and Window Visors all come together to complete the striking package FOTON has to offer.   Better than ever The FOTON Thunder Ironman offers style and functionality that no other two-wheel drive pick-up can match. Not only does its proven 2.8-Liter Cummins ISF CRDi engine provide the necessary 360 Newton-meters of torque to get it out of harsh situations, the performance upgrades elevate the FOTON Thunder Ironman  into a serious contender in almost every terrain.   Along with its standard list of comfort amenities and safety features such as Adjustable Intensity Meter Gauge Backlight; Adjustable Lumbar Support and Headrests for the driver’s seat; Leather Seats; Remote Control Power Windows; an AM/FM Radio with CD Player, Audio Input (AUX + USB Port); Seatbelt Reminder; Three-point Seatbelts; Child Safety Locks; Dual Airbags; Reverse Sensors and Interior Lights – off Delay function, the FOTON Thunder Ironman is the complete pick-up for the adventurous urban and countryside trucker.

The Thunder Ironman 4×2 model is available in Ibis white. The Thunder Ironman 4×4 model is available in Ibis White, Passion red, Phantom black, Bright silver and Mettalic gray. They are competitively priced at Php 1,248,000 for the 4×2 model and Php 1,468,000 for the 4×4 model. The FOTON Thunder Ironman is ready to hit the trails straight out of the FOTON’s 22 of showrooms nationwide.  Visit their website at www.foton.com.ph or call the FOTON Hotline at (02)459-2121 or 0999-999-9998

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