Hyundai inaugurated its newest commercial vehicle dealership last November 26, 2019. Called the Hyundai Trucks and Busses Cainta (HTB-Cainta), the dealership is located on Km 22 Ortigas Ave Ext, Cainta, Rizal.
HTB Cainta opened its doors to a target clientele of national and local government officials, local businesses, and close to 20 major transport groups. The groups showed their strong support for the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) by signing their intent to order 1,200 Hyundai H-100 Modern Jeepneys Class 1, Hyundai HD50S Modern Jeepneys Class 2, and the Hyundai Modern Jeepneys Class 3.
The Class 2 Modern Jeepney 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. It can accommodate 22 seated passengers as well as up to ten standing commuters.
The Class 1 Modern Jeepney is engineered to comfortably seat 12 passengers and the driver. Loading cargo puts less stress on the vehicle, translating to increased fuel economy as well as a steadier drive. Powered by a 2.5L CRDi diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, it is packed with enough power (maximum output of 130ps) and torque (26 kg-m at 1,500 rpm) to efficiently move people and cargo on a daily basis. The engine also complies with Euro 4 emissions standards.
Both vehicles feature roof-mounted air conditioning, AFCS for convenient payment, Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, CCTV cameras, and speed limiters.
Hyundai’s Modern Jeepneys Class 1 and Class 2 have received the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Certificate of Compliance (COC) signifying their readiness for deployment across the country.
“Hyundai commercial vehicles are here to stay, housed in this brand new, full-service dealership, poised to advance every enterprise in Cainta, in Rizal province, and all the way to the fast-growing CALABARZON area,” said HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo
In response, HTB-Cainta dealer principal Felix “Bingo” Limcaoco, president and CEO of the LICA Group of Companies, said, “We bet big on Cainta. The East (of the Metro) has grown tremendously for industry and transportation. We now have a hub for Hyundai (commercial vehicles) in the East, completely represented in Sales and Parts in one facility, supportive of the government’s efforts to make sure that the Filipino transport sector is provided the best products.”
For more information about Hyundai in the Philippines, www.hyundai.ph.