Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Foton Motors to start construction of their Chakan, Pune plant in July 2013

Foton Motors has already purchased 250 acres of land in Chakan, Pune. The chinese company has already begun the testing of its vehicles - pick up and will subsequently be expanding its arms in other segments as well.

As per the sources, the company will start the manufacturing of its production plant in Q3 2013 and the company will start producing the vehicles in India in 2015. The Chinese automaker will have a capacity of 100,000 vehicles in the starting and is capable of expanding it upto 250,000 vehicles.

It will manufacture vehicles in the range of 0.7T - 2.5T and vehicles >2.5T. As per senior person from Foton, the smaller range of vehicle will compete with Tata's Ace, Ashok leyland Dost and Mahindra's Maxximo range of vehicles. The car maker says, no doubt, our products will be very cost competitive.

Meanwhile, a pick-up was spotted testing in Pune and will also be launched in India along with the smaller ace competitor. The engine details are yet not disclosed. Stay tuned for more information on Foton Motors.

Source - Teambhp


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