Pangasinan ushers in Hyundai Modern PUVs

Published March 4, 2021, 9:34 AM

by Inigo Roces

Modern PUVS will soon be plying Pangasinan as Hyundai Asia Resources, Incorporated (HARI) recently turned over 10 units of its Class 2 HD50S Modern Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) to the Tayug Pangasinan Transport Cooperative (TAPTRANSCO).

Hyundai is on the move to bolster the government’s bid to modernize public transport via the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).TAPTRANSCO, meanwhile, is one of the area’s newest transport groups to immediately respond to their local government’s transport modernization initiatives.

From left: Carlo Lilagan, TAPTRANSCO Chairman; Former Congresswoman Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, District 6, Pangasinan City; Nasrudin Talipasan, CSEE, LTFRB Regional Director, Region 1; Dennis San Juan, President of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan; Pamela Dacanay, Head of Commercial Vehicle (CV) Fleet Sales, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI); and Manuelito de Vera, TAPTRANSCO Board of Directors.        

In attendance were local government and transport group leaders who reiterated their support for the PUVMP which, on a larger scale, is envisioned to uplift the livelihood and well-being of drivers, the commuting public, and the community. 

The LTFRB and the Pangasinan local government laud TAPTRANSCO’s acquisition of Hyundai Modern PUVs.  Bravely facing the challenges of the new normal, TAPTRANSCO is set to provide the province better, safer, more comfortable and an eco-friendlier commute. 

Hyundai’s HD50S Modern PUV Class 2 are powered by a 2.9-liter Euro 4-compliant CRDi engine. The HD50S Modern PUV Class 2 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 vehicle also features roof-mounted air conditioning, Wi-Fi module/router, GPS tracker, CCTV cameras, seven-inch monitor, and speed limit warning buzzer for safety. It can accommodate up to 22 seated passengers, as well as up to 10 standing commuters.  It is also equipped with the requisite contactless payment via Auto Fare Collection System (AFCS) and plastic dividers to ensure social distancing for the riding public. 

The Hyundai HD50S Modern PUV Class 2 received DOTr’s Certificate of Compliance (COC) in 2019 along with the Hyundai H-100 Class 1 Modern PUV.  The following year, the Hyundai HD50S Class 3 was also granted its COC, completing Hyundai’s Power Trio of Modern PUVs under the PUVMP that meet Philippine National Standards (PNS).