Isuzu Philippines Corp (IPC) showed off its class-leading roster of strong, durable, and versatile haulers at the recently concluded Philippines Bus & Truck Show 2018.
At the event which had the theme “Modernization of jeepneys in the Philippines for green cities,” IPC had on display the NMR C/C, QKR & EXZ trucks. But the spotlight was on their versions of the modernized jeepneys that could prove helpful in the country’s transition to modernized PUVs.
Built to meet the Department of Transportation’s standards and specifications for its Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), IPC’s modernized jeepney Isuzu QKR77 cab and chassis platform feature a rear body designed and manufactured by three of the country’s leading body builders.
The new PUV body is compliant with Philippine National Standards, providing more space for passengers to move easily inside. The passenger door is safely situated on the right-hand side, facing the sidewalk. Other design features of the body include panoramic windows and windshields, full-body insulation with GeneQ shield, automatic door closer, ECE-compliant headlamps, brake system, wipers, windshield washer, and side view mirrors, and provisions for persons with disabilities.
The PUVs also have LCD/LED TV monitors, electronic signages, fire extinguishers, GPS navigation system, CCTV, dashcam and back-up cameras, and the BEEP automatic fare collection to complement its modern look.
With high-quality standards and fit-and-finish, these modernized jeepneys are well-adapted to local transport conditions. The four-way Isuzu Advantage also makes IPCs modernized jeepneys the top-of-mind choice of PUV operators applying for the PUVMP.
IPC’s modernized jeepney was chosen as the vehicle to formally kick off the PUVMP when the first batch of such vehicles were turned over to the Senate Employees Transport Service Cooperative (SETSCO) as the pilot operator of the program last June 2018.