Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles in the country has expanded its lineup of vehicles with the arrival of a new modern Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) that is based on its 40s platform. The new vehicle utilizes the brand’s HD48 platform and is called the HD48 GT Modern PUV. It is the latest addition to Hyundai’s modern PUV lineup that was made with Filipino craftsmanship that promises to bring performance, flexibility, and dependability to the local market.
The HD48 GT rides on a chassis that is built using high-tensile steel, giving it a lightweight yet sturdy backbone. On top of that, the vehicle also comes with a body that was designed by Centro, one of the leading truck body manufacturers in the country. The configuration of the HD48 GT itself has been certified by the Philippine National Standards for its shape, size, dimensions, and other specifications for passenger safety and comfort.
The modern PUV comes with some design enhancements that promote overall safety such as a side mirror bracket that gives the driver a better vehicle of what’s around the vehicle even raining, grab handles for better ease of entry, rear stanchion integrated into the handrails, chute access for daily inspection of the vital fluids of the vehicle, and a roof drip that prevents the water collecting near the sliding windows. The SUV has room for 22 people including the driver and has provisions for 8 to 10 standing passengers
Under the hood, it is powered by a 2.9-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 160 hp and 392 Nm of torque, with power being sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
Those interested in getting the HD48 GT will be happy to know it comes with a 3-year or 100,000-kilometer warranty whichever comes first. Pricing for the vehicle is set at P2,402,00.