The 2019 Roads and Traffic Expo is currently ongoing at the SMX Convention Center this year. As inspired by the current administration’s “Build Build Build” program, Hyundai has revealed its contribution to the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP).

The Hyundai Modern Jeepney Class 1 is the product of the collaboration of the world’s 5th biggest automaker, the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) and HARI. It goes beyond serving as a fusion of the Filipino’s legendary ingenuity and Korea’s renowned technology, since it also ushers in a fresh new take for the “King of the Philippine Road.”

Touted as being a people-centric vehicle, the Modern Jeepney can accommodate twelve passengers plus one driver comfortably. This can be attributed to its long wheelbase, allowing it to carry more passengers and cargo without putting too much stress on the vehicle itself. That, plus its lower center of gravity also means that it will run steadily and will be more planted on the road, thus making it a safer option for commuters.

The Hyundai Modern Jeepney is powered by a Euro4, 2.5-liter CRDi diesel engine that puts out 130 PS and 255 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm for hauling. It is then mated to a six-speed manual transmission that guarantees good fuel economy and sufficient power output to get you through the day.

But what makes this vehicle far more innovative than current jeepneys is that it can also be fitted with optional features such as a modern digital signboard that provides better visibility for potential passengers, CCTV monitor, surveillance cameras and reverse cameras that enhance both the passengers’ and driver’s safety and security when out on the road. Also available are the optional Wi-Fi router for better connectivity, and two automated fare collection systems for easy payment and collection of the passengers’ fare.

The Hyundai Modern Jeepney Class 1 is ready to bring smart mobility that can enable Filipinos to experience a better, smarter, and safer commuter experience. You can check out the Hyundai Modern Jeepney Class 1 model at the Hyundai booth in the Roads and Traffic Expo 2019 from October 1 to 2, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, or you can also visit your nearest Hyundai dealer for more information.