On display at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) until Sunday, April 2 is an interesting specimen of Tata’s rugged SFC 407 light truck. Tata Motors introduced the semi-forward-cab SFC 407 light truck in 1986 and the rugged do-all hauler is still popular, still in production now, three decades later.

So popular even here (after a preview last year resulted in a surprising number of orders for the truck listing at just P750k) they’ve had to divert stock destined for other markets.  On the unit displayed at MIAS the shipping sticker shows it originally intended for the Congo.

One important note: though the 407 is big-boned enough for rough African roads, she’s not an all-terrain 4×4.  But, hey, she sure looks the part, doesn’t she?  Look for the 407 at Tata’s outdoor display on the right side of the World Trade Center in Pasay City … she’s just a few steps away from the Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

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