Hyundai's fleet of modern PUVs is now complete after Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai trucks and buses in the country, recently received the DOTr's Certificate of Compliance (COC) for its HD50S Class 3 Modern Jeepney.
With the Hyundai H-100 Class 1 and HD50S Class 2 already receiving COCs last year, the latest certification gives HARI the recognition of being the only brand to date with a full lineup of modern PUVs that meet the Philippine National Standards (PNS).
“Filipinos require more mass mobility options to get to their workplaces, get essentials, and to reach out to their families in these trying times. Gradually and with stricter protocols, public transport capacity must be increased to revive the economy. We strongly believe that Hyundai Modern Jeepneys can be part of that solution,” said Ma. Fe Perez Agudo, president, and CEO of HARI.
First launched in February of this year, the HD50S Class 3 Modern Jeepney can accommodate 22 seated passengers and up to 10 standing commuters (note: pre-quarantine capacities). It has a roof-mounted air-conditioning system, Wi-Fi service, GPS tracking, CCTV cameras, as well as a 7-inch display monitor. It's powered by a 2.9-liter, Euro4 compliant, CRDi diesel engine that Hyundai claims is efficient and reliable.
With Hyundai's trio of modern PUVs complete, major transport groups can now make use of their vehicles to transport commuters amid the pandemic.