Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. has further strengthened its partnership with Victory Liner, Inc., one of the largest provincial bus companies in the country. With a fleet of 50 brand new luxury buses, the Korean company again gives a significant part towards the bus company’s upgrade program with the Hyundai Universe buses.

“It has been our great pleasure and privilege to be Victory Liner’s key transportation partner. We are grateful for their continued trust and support in Hyundai since we first forged our partnership. Our tried-and-tested buses such as the Hyundai Universe provide a safer, faster, and more comfortable mode of mass transport for Filipinos,” said Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI president and CEO.

“Victory Liner’s mission is to move people better, safer by providing timely, cost-efficient, and quality transport services. Working closely with Filipino-owned companies such as HARI brings us one step closer to our goal,” said Johnny T. Hernandez, Victory Liner Inc. president.

The Hyundai Universe is a heavy-duty bus that combines dynamic performance and luxurious style. Manufactured in one of the biggest plants for commercial vehicles in the world, it is durable and has high quality thanks to Hyundai’s cutting-edge technology on automatic welding utilizing robot and cathodic electrodeposition system. The Hyundai Universe is powered by a 12.3-liter Euro 4-compliant turbo-diesel engine with 380 PS max power for better fuel efficiency resulting to maximized business profits and cleaner emissions.

Hyundai buses make-up almost a third of Victory Liner’s 1,100 bus fleet that move thousands of Filipinos daily underscoring reliability, ease of ownership including maintenance and after sales. Hyundai commercial vehicles are supported by a 3-year, 200,000-kilometer mileage warranty(whichever comes first). Additionally, Hyundai supports its business partners with programs such as the Call for Service Inspection (CSI) that bring in highly-trained technicians to repair Hyundai Trucks & Buses fleet right at the customer’s doorstep.

“Through our continuous commitment to serve the Filipino riding public and also transportation businesses such as Victory Liner, we are poised to contribute not only to the economy but also to nation-building. Hyundai is revved up to move people, industries, and the entire nation forward,” Ms. Agudo later added.

With the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program in full swing, it is good to know that automotive manufacturers have partnered with mass transportation companies to improve its current state. Following the awarding of Certificate(s) of Compliance to Hyundai’s H-100 Modern Jeepney Class 1 and Hyundai HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2, we can most likely expect to see more contributions from the Korean automotive giant.