Displacement: 2.8L Cummins ISF
Seating Capacity: 5
Euro Standard: Euro 4
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
5 Years or 150,000 kms whichever comes first
The 2.8-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine powers the Foton Thunder. It produces 174 Hp at 3600 rpm with 365 Nm of torque at 1500 – 3400 rpm. Power is then sent to either a six-speed automatic or manual gearboxes. As a result, the Thunder can easily handle harsh road conditions.
In terms of safety features, the refreshed Thunder comes with the following: anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, hill-start assist (also called hill-hold control), stability control, reverse parking sensors, as well as front dual airbags.
The powertrain is based on a modular design concept. It has 40% less components than other similar products. The engine is also 10% lighter than the ones used in similar pickup trucks. Thanks to its special design, it operates at extremely low noise and vibration levels. Maintenance of the engine is easy and cost efficient.
FOTON continues to provide exceptional products through scientific and technological innovation. One of the brand’s milestones is the birth of the Blue Energy – a result of earnest R&D that serves up a host of benefits such as power, durability, reliability, efficiency, and clean operations in every FOTON vehicle.
Propelling Blue Energy is a Euro IV compliant FOTON-Cummins diesel engine. It highlights the Interact System F (ISF) technology developed in the new 2.8L and 3.8L engines that power a select lineup of FOTON passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles, respectively. Blue Energy engines are also equipped with a wastegate turbo charger intercooler utilized for excellent performance across rpm range with improved response through higher low-end torque.
Vehicles powered by FOTON Blue Energy are built with advanced thermal engineering, electronic integration and a high pressure common rail fuel system. It is designed to withstand severe operating conditions without compromising engine performance, reduces risk of damage, and improves the vehicle’s longevity.
Another feature of the FOTON Blue Energy is its exhaust gas temperature and pressure sensors. This technology detects the temperature and pressure changes in the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). These sensors provide accurate measurements of the engine demand and maintain its normal operating temperature to maximize engine power output.
Blue Energy engines are equipped with a computer-controlled fuel injection system designed to perfect the mixture of air and fuel. Its EGR re-circulates a portion of an exhaust gas back to the combustion chamber and reduces nitrogen oxide, thus translates to lower fuel consumption, higher fuel mileage, and compatibility to current fuel rating in the Philippine market.
Blue Energy also accentuates its green initiatives for a cleaner, safer mobility. With the oxidation catalysts and particulate filters in the FOTON-Cummins engine’s exhaust system, it reduces particulate matters and filters out atmospheric contaminants that contribute to the preservation of our environment.