The rains are back! So is the hassle of commuting to work, bringing your kids to school, or sending out the deliveries for your business. If there’s a season wherein you need a vehicle due to the unstable weather conditions, this might be it.

And to make your rainy season car purchase much easy, FOTON Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) brings the Rain, Rain, Drive Away promo. No need to come again another day because the promo offers not just one, but two flexible payment schemes to make your buying experience light on the pockets: the all-in low down payment and low monthly amortization schemes.

Available under the promo are the Toplander A/T SUV; the TransVan, Traveller, and Toano vans; and the Gratour mini MPVs. 

Available for P75,000 all-in or P11,687 per month, the Toplander A/T is the brand’s entry in the local SUV segment. It’s powered by the world-renowned Cummins 160hp diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic. It has a 2-DIN touchscreen infotainment system, steering wheel control buttons, and cruise control. For safety, it comes with dual front airbags, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, front and rear fog lamps, rear parking sensors, and an anti-theft system.

Also powered by Cummins, the 16-seat FOTON Traveller leads the passenger van line. What makes this van stand out is its bubbletop ceiling that provides much more headroom than most vans. Pay P98, 000 for its DP or P14,827 for the low monthly amortization. Just add P20,000 on the DP and you’ll get its 19-seater variant, the FOTON Traveller XL.

Another great deal is the TransVan that’s available for only P78,000 DP or P10,866 per month. The standard TransVan accommodates 13 to 15 passengers and can carry load weighing up to one ton. It’s ideal for fleet services, PUVs and even for carpooling. Its 16-seater variant is also available for only P88,000 or P11,851 low monthly.

If you’re looking for a luxurious and elegant executive van, the Toano is for you. Ideal as shuttle service vehicles for airport and hotel transfers for VIPs, this 11/15-seater is sought after for its rotating captain leather seats and in-house entertainment system that makes you create your own stylish living space on the road. The Toano is available for a low DP of P98,000 or P18,362 per month.

The commercial vehicles under the Gratour series, collectively known as the Gratour MT and Gratour TM, are also up for grabs in the Rain, Rain, Drive Away promo. Powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, the Gratour MT 1.5L produces 110hp and 142Nm of torque. Best for MSMEs, the Gratour MT is capable of carrying load weighing up to 1.5 tons. It also has various body configurations including Dropside, Wing Van, Jeepney, MPV and F-Van addressed for business deliveries, logistics and government use. This could be yours for as low as P48,000 low DP or P5,143 low monthly amortization.

For only P58,000 all-in DP or P5,800 per month, you could also avail a bigger variant which is the Gratour TM MPV. Inside, the Gratour TM MPV is capable of carrying 14 passengers and has a 1455kg payload capacity. Should you need to put wider loads, the side-facing benches can be folded up to provide additional cargo room.

Whether for family or business, FOTON has the right vehicle for you and your budget, and it’s not going anywhere until September 30. The low down payment scheme under the Rain, Rain, Drive Away also includes FREE 3-year LTO registration, Chattel Mortgage Fee and comprehensive insurance.

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