HYUNDAI ASIA Resources, Inc. (HARI), through Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan, turned over 30 units of the Class-2 HD50S Modern Jeepney to the Tamogepa (Tarlac-Moncada-Gerona-Paniqui) Transport Service Cooperative. This helps to ramp up public transportation modernization initiatives in Tarlac.
The 36-year-old cooperative is considered a major transport organization in Central Luzon. An additional 45 units of the modern jeepney model are set for delivery within the year. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region III Director Ahmed G. Cuizon, who was present at the turnover, stressed the importance of continuing to modernize the country’s mass transport system to elevate the dignity of the Filipino commuter, uplift the livelihood of numerous PUV drivers and transport cooperatives, and contribute to social progress.
Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan President Dennis San Juan expressed the company’s commitment to transport modernization in the region by providing complete after-sales services and other pertinent assistance to maintain the quality and road-worthiness of the Hyundai modern jeepneys.
The jeepney model is powered by a 2.9-liter Euro 4-compliant CRDi diesel engine, which promises better fuel efficiency, reliability, and cleaner emissions. It is designed for enhanced stability and power-to-weight ratio, boasting a 3,415-millimeter wheelbase. The vehicle also features roof-mounted air-conditioning, contactless payment using the Auto Fare Collection System (AFCS), Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, CCTV cameras, a seven-inch monitor, and speed limit warning buzzer. It can accommodate 22 seated passengers as well as up to 10 standing commuters.
The HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2, along with the Hyundai H-100 Class 1 Modern Jeepney received the Department of Transportation (DoTr) Certificate of Compliance (CoC) in 2019. Last year, the Hyundai HD50S Class 3 was also granted its CoC, completing Hyundai’s power trio of fully certified modern jeepneys that meet Philippine National Standards (PNS).