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Foton View S MPV launched on the Chinese car market

Published on May 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Foton View S MPV launched on the Chinese car market

The new Foton View S MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.000 yuan and ends at 167.000 yuan. The Foton View S is a more luxurious variant of the base Foton View MPV. The S comes with a lots of leather and wood, extra chrome, and a heightened roof.

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The View is design-wise inspired by the Toyota Hicace, as the Japanese brand continues to serve as an ‘example’ for many Chinese automakers. The engines for the View S are the same as for the View: a Mitsubishi 2.4 petrol (yes, the 2.4 petrol!) with 136hp and 200nm, or a Cummins ISF 2.8 liter turbodiesel with 131hp and 280nm. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual, an automatic transmission is not available. The S is a huge vehicle: 5380/1920/2285mm, wheelbase is 3110mm.

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Interior as in the base View but for the wood. This kind of vehicles are mighty popular among taxi companies, hotels, tourism companies, and the government is using them a lot as well. Big car for the money, but don’t expect too much refinement or quality.

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The S comes in captain-seat configuration with six comfortable seats. The base variant can seat up to 12.

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One chair comes with a feet-rest and a desk, which seems an odd combination.

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  1. CM- May 30, 2013 Reply

    A Chinese Hiace clone, how original.

  2. Anon- June 1, 2013 Reply

    Quality of the interior, particularly the dash, looks awful. Disappointing effort, Foton can do better than this (and will need to in export markets).

  3. K.N.- August 16, 2013 Reply

    Is Hiace still in Production? At least not for Europe. So a clone would do great!

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