Hyundai Asia Resources (HARI), turned over 30 units of HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2 through their Trucks and Buses dealer in Cabanatuan. The South Korean automaker seeks to ramp up the transport modernization initiatives in Tarlac.
President of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan, Mr. Dennis San Juan expressed his commitment to transport modernization in the region through providing complete after-sales and other pertinent assistance in order to maintain the quality and road-worthiness of Hyundai's modern jeepneys. A total of 30 HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2 were turned over to the Tarlac-Moncada-Gerona-Paniqui (Tamogepa) Transport Service Cooperative, Incorporated, which is a major transport organization in Central Luzon. Notably, 45 more units of Class 2 HD50S Modern Jeepneys are up for delivery sometime this year.
Apart from its 2.9-liter EURO4-compliant CRDi diesel engine that provides better fuel efficiency, reliability, and cleaner emissions, the HD50S Modern Jeepney also features roof-mounted air conditioning, contactless payment using Auto Fare Collection System (AFCS), Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, CCTV cameras, a 7-inch monitor, and a speed limit warning buzzer. What’s striking though is that it can accommodate up to 22 passengers seated, as well as 10 standing commuters.
Along with the Hyundai H-100 Class 1 Modern Jeepney, the HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2 received a Certificate of Compliance (COC) last 2019 from the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Fast forward to 2020, and the HD50S Class 3 also earned the COC.
Aside from the Director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Ahmed G. Cuizon, was present during the turnover of the following units. He further emphasized the importance of continuing the modernization of the country’s mass transport system. On the other hand, Police Major Jonathan Victor Olveña, Team Leader of the Highway Patrol Group in Tarlac City, delivered his advice on how to keep drivers, fellow passengers, and other road users safe during the daily commute.
Lastly, Hyundai Trucks and Buses President, Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo delivered her thanks for the trust and support for the brand. With great optimism, she believes that this new partnership will be strengthened this month and will drive the progress of Tarlac and the rest of the region.