Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) recently strengthened its ties with one of the largest provincial bus companies in the country, Victory Liner, Inc. As part of the bus company’s upgrading program, the Korean automotive company delivered 50 brand-new units of the Hyundai Universe. In 2017, Hyundai initially supplied 50 Hyundai Universe buses to the same bus company. The upgrade is in compliance with the government’s thrust to modernize the country’s public transport system.
A heavy-duty bus that’s manufactured through automatic welding utilizing robot and cathodic electrodeposition systems, the Hyundai Universe combines dynamic performance and luxurious style. It is powered a 12.3-liter, Euro 4-compliant electronic diesel engine with 380ps max power for better fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. It has 50 highly-rigid monocoque seats that ensure passenger’s comfort on the hours-long ride.
“It has been our great pleasure and privilege to be Victory Liner’s key transportation partner. We are grateful for their continued trust and support in Hyundai since we first forged our partnership. Our tried-and-tested buses such as the Hyundai Universe provide a safer, faster, and more comfortable mode of mass transport for Filipinos,” Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. president & CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said during the turn-over ceremony.
Hyundai buses make-up almost a third of Victory Liner’s 1,100 bus fleet that moves thousands of Filipinos daily. Supported by a 3-Year, 200,000-kilometer mileage warranty, Victory Liner’s Hyundai buses offer reliability, maintenance, and after-sales service. Hyundai’s business partners also benefit from its exclusive programs such as the Call for Service Inspection (CSI) which brings in highly-trained technicians to repair Hyundai
trucks & buses fleet right at their doorsteps.
The Hyundai H-100 Modern Jeepney Class 1 and Hyundai HD50S Modern Jeepney Class 2 were recently awarded Certificate of Compliance (COC) from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), signifying that the models are ready to serve the public.
Hyundai’s commercial vehicle segment continues to drive the company’s business growth locally based on the company’s records. In the first 11 months of the year, the business has grown by nearly 80% and is expected to significantly increase with the introduction and deployment of the brand’s modern jeepneys.