The modernization of public utility vehicles has been at the forefront of our government’s policies. With the help auto manufacturers, this dream is quickly being turned into reality.
At the recently held Negoshow Oro Mobility Expo, Hyundai put their trio of modern jeepneys on display for all to see. The H-100 Class 1, the HD50S Class 2, and the debuting HD50S Class 3 serve as Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.’s commercial vehicle opening salvo for 2020.
“Ang inyo pong papel na gagampanan ay mahalaga at kritikal. Lalo na kayong mga car manufacturers at dealers, sapagkat sa inyo nakasalalay ang pagsunod sa kalidad ng bawat sasakyang ilulunsad natin sa ilalim ng programa. Dahil sa inyong suporta, hindi lamang tsuper ang natutulungan, nabibigyan din ng dagdag trabaho ang ating ibang kababayan [Your role is vital and critical. Especially so for car manufacturers and dealers, because the qualityof every vehicle that we launch in the PUV modernization program falls on your shoulders. Because of your support, we are not only supporting drivers, but we are also providing more jobs to our countrymen],” said Atty. Mark Steven Pastor, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure.
“It is fitting that Calamba City, the richest city in CALABARZON, be the first stop of Hyundai’s mobility expos for 2020. Negoshow Oro is a golden opportunity to raise the banner for Hyundai CV as the Partner in Every Way of Region 4-A…. At nais kong iparating sa DoTr Secretary na tuloy ang pagsuporta ng Hyundai na maging matagumpay ang PUV modernization program [and we would like the DOTr Secretary to know that Hyundai will continue to support the success the PUV modernization program]… Negoshow Oro is just a start of great things to come for Hyundai in CALABARZON. Malayo at malawak pa ang maari natin abutin [We can still reach far and wide]!”, added Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO.
The power trio makes HARI the first player of the national PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) to complete its lineup of Modern Jeepney offerings. To date, HARI has penned over 2,000 unit orders of its Modern Jeepney line with various transport groups across the country. At Negoshow Oro, 16 more transport cooperatives signed MOUs with HTB Calamba for 1,708 units of the Modern Jeepney Class 2 and 570 units of the Modern Jeepney Class 3 or a total of 2,278 units.
HARI envisions Hyundai trucks and buses to be at the forefront of moving and connecting people and resources across islands and regions, driving businesses forward regardless of size and scale.