PH-made Hyundai jeeps roll off, ready for deployment

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    The first locally-assembled modern jeepneys of Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) rolled off from its assembly partner’s facilities in Quezon City recently.

    These first five units of the HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2 were turned over to HARI commercial vehicle (CV) dealerships in support of the government’s PUV Modernization Program.

    The units were assembled by Del Monte Motor Works, Inc. (DMMWI).

    The Hyundai H-100 Modern Jeepney Class 1 and Hyundai HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2 recently received their certificate of compliance (COC) from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), signaling that the models are ready for deployment across the country.

    The Hyundai Modern Jeepney Class 2 is built on Hyundai’s HD50S platform and is powered by a 2.9-liter Euro 4-compliant CRDi engine that provides better fuel efficiency, reliability, and cleaner emissions. It is designed for enhanced stability and power-to-weight ratio, boasting a 3,415-millimeter wheelbase.

    The Class 2 vehicle also features roof-mounted air conditioning, AFCS, Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, CCTV cameras, 7-inch monitor, and speed limiter. It can accommodate 22 seated passengers + 1 driver as well as 8 to 10 standing commuters.

    HARI and DMMWI have signed a memorandum of agreement. DMMWI for the assembly of the Class 2 Modern Jeepneys for local transport cooperatives as part of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Modernization Program.

    Established in 1950, DMMWI has six plants all over the country