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Today Foton District Technology Research Institute has suddenly discovered that the upcoming listing of the Foton new models, and they do not know the specific name, But stereotyping is a product from the outside do not see the signs Fukuda, However, the steering wheel has impressively demonstrated. Foton targets specific time-to-market will also be determine.
This picture are in front of the headquarters of the Foton Although not pegged standard but can be seen before the middle of the panel is to set aside Fukuda Diamond Standard.
 

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Beiqi Futian (FOTON) C2 mini-mpv (the C2 is the internal factory code, will probably not be the final name). Yes, the pictures are taken in front of the Foton factory in Beijing North: Changping district. The size of the car looks like the French Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner.
 

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I tried to find an angle where the car looked good from. When I turned away from the computer and could not see it, then I was happy that was a good angle. This model should be in the running for worst design of the year.
 

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Beiqi Foton debuts its first car.

April 14, 2008 - Beiqi Foton's first car model, the MP-X Midi, debuted in China yesterday. The automaker said the car, with 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter versions, will be available to customers as early as this June.

Initial production capacity is a planned 50,000 units per year. The 1.6-liter diesel version is still under research and may be rolled out next year along with the 1.5-liter gasoline version, according to the China Business News.

Wu Xuebin, Beiqi Foton's deputy general manager and the head of Beiqi Foton's automotive engineering institute, said the MP-X Midi, featuring roomy interior space and extra carrying capacity, is for both commercial and domestic usage.

Nearly one million equivalent models to the MP-X Midi are sold in Europe annually, Wu added.

Ye Ziqing, assistant to the general manager of Beiqi Foton, said that successive Foton car models will mainly target medium- and high-end car users.

In addition, Foton also plans to add a car production line with annual output capacity of 300,000 cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to its plant in Nanhai district of Foshan City, Guangzhou Province. Construction is expected to be complete in one or two years.

Beiqi Foton, which primarily produces commercial vehicles, sold 125,000 vehicles in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 28.1 percent year on year. A record 65,000 units were sold in March alone, accounting for half of the domestic commercial vehicle market.
source: China Daily
 

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Foton's "business-family" Midi makes world premiere

Article about Midi at Gasgoo:

Beiqi Foton Motor debuted China's first "business-family car" — Midi, a model originating from Europe CDV (Car Derived Van) and looking to go global.

Midi is promoted by the global R&D center of Beiqi Foton through three-year hard work as the center's first product since its establishment. As a classical CDV of European lineage, Midi highlights four features: strong bearing, large space, top safety and super comfort. Two kinds of body length are available, the maximum at 4388 meters. With a capacity of 3000L, Midi is able to hold 1.8-meter-long goods. The roomy space, largest among the same models, could bear goods at 650 kilos. Midi' top speed reaches 170km/h.

Midi also adopted the unique X-TEC technology of Foton Motor, delivering its dual performance for both business and family use.


 

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Re: Foton MP-X Midi (C2)

Hello to all of you guys, especially my fellow citizen M. Krpan! I've been following this site for quite a while.

Is there anything new about this car, any official confirmation on which platform it is based?

Nevertheless, I'm 99% sure this is Berlingo hiding underhood:

-apart from different front and rear panels almost identical mid section, including windscreen
-from the pictures seen the chassis is the same as well, even the exhaust is placed on exactly the same place
-interior has a different design, but the basic layout is the same, the seats are almost identical
-door and door mountings - identical

And so on and so on. Reminds me very much of that R Scenic and Zafira-based chinese minivans.
 

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Re: Foton MP-X Midi (C2)

Hello Joie, there is no relation between Foton and Peugeot-Citroën. I think you are pretty right when you say that the Berlingo/Partner is the basis of this design, but officially any similarity is coincidental.....
 
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