One Small Step, One Giant Leap
Under Andes Motor’s constructed moon dome in Santiago, Chile, Foton’s brand-new flagship AUMAN GTL heavy-duty truck was officially launched into American markets on November 20, 2014.
“Today, the launch ceremony at the Moon Hall reminds me of the famous words of American astronaut Neil Armstrong on the first moon walk. That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” Foton Motor EVP Mr. Wang Xiangyin said. “At this moment, I want to make it clear that although the new AUMAN GTL is one small step in new product research, we are confident that with the joint efforts of Foton and our distributors, AUMAN GTL will offer a new and important option in local logistics.”
AUMAN GTL ISG-powered heavy-duty trucks, based on European standards and designed jointly by Foton, Foton Daimler and Cummins, are high-end and feature integrated, perfectly-matched revolutionary engines to significantly improve overall performance and capability of the trucks. Five breakthroughs in AUMAN GTL ISG-powered heavy-duty trucks are their low fuel consumption, low operating cost, high safety, high comfort and high reliability.
Cummins ISG heavy-duty engines feature in-line 6-cylinder engines and are available in 11-liter and 12-liter models to meet a broad range of global market requirements and emissions standards. From the very beginning, everything about the conception of the ISG has been revolutionary. This is a revolution, won through innovation, from creative designs and leading analyses to efficient production techniques and exhaustive field testing. Innovation has led to twenty-nine individual patent applications, based on critical component technologies developed specifically for the ISG.
“We are confident that after the launch of the new AUMAN GTL, it will be seen driven across Latin America and bring significant changes to the local logistics industry,” said Foton Motor EVP Mr. Wang Xiangyin.
Foton has again made another successful highlight, following another Dakar media release. As the collective appearance of Foton’s Dakar race team stroke a pose on stage, the atmosphere inside the moon dome was brought to a new climax. Foton will take part in the 2015 Dakar Rally, as Foton enters in its second competition since its inaugural year in 2014. For the competition in 2015, in addition to TUNLAND racing trucks, Foton’s AUMAN heavy-duty trucks will be present for the first time as supply vehicles, to provide backup and support for all TUNLAND racing trucks throughout the course of the race.
It is worth noting that, apart from previous participants in the 2014 Dakar Rally, we are also inviting Atacama Desert Rally female champion Paula Galvez to join the team.
AUMAN GTL OFFICIAL WEBSITE: aumanisg.foton-global.com