Isuzu's modernized jeepney

The Philippines’ leading truckbuilders showcase their versions of the modernized jeepney in 2018 PhilBus & Truck Show

It’s happening now until July 15 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. The country’s leading bus and truck builders and importers are showcasing not only their latest range of buses, trucks and commercial vehicles, but also their own modern versions of the country’s iconic jeepney.

In line with the theme of this year’s show, “Modernization of jeepneys in the Philippines for green cities”, leading truck builders such as Isuzu, JMC, and Hino have responded.

Isuzu Philippines Corp’s modernized jeepney on display at the Philippines Bus & Truck Show 2018 features the Isuzu QKR77 cab and chassis platform, with the rear body designed and manufactured by Almazora Motors Corp.

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Hino's version of the modernized jeepney
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The new PUV body is compliant with Philippine National Standards (PNS 2126:2017), 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 sytem, wipers, windshield washer, and side view mirrors, and provisions for persons with disabilities.

Completing the modernized look and features of the new PUVs are the LCD/LED TV monitors, electronic signages, fire extinguishers, GPS navigation system, CCTV, dashcam and back-up cameras, and the BEEP automatic fare collection — all geared for passengers’ safety, entertainment, and added convenience in fare collection.

IPC’s modernized jeepney was, in fact, 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 18.

The PhilBus & Truck Show is recognized by the industry as the number one international bus, truck and commercial vehicle exhibition, a business-to-business trade show that prides itself in delivering top-quality trade buyers and decision makers. By working closely with key trade associations, the expo brings together bus, trucks and commercial vehicle operators, mining and construction companies, leasing and logistics companies, manufacturers, trading, parts and service and repair workshops to see and get updated on the latest range of buses, trucks and commercial vehicles. [/expand]

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