Isuzu hands over modern PUVs to Metro Comet
FIFTEEN new Isuzu QKR77 light-duty trucks configured as Class 3 Modern PUVs using bodies built by Almazora were recently turned over by Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) to the Metro Comet Transport Cooperative.
IPC said the vehicles were handed over in front of the municipal hall of Rodriguez, Rizal. It added the trucks are meant for immediate deployment on the Rodriguez, Rizal to Cubao, Quezon City route, and are set to replace the UV Express fleet plying it.
IPC executive vice-president Shojiro Sakoda and sales division head Joseph Bautista, together with Rodriguez local government officials and Metro Comet Transport Cooperative chairman Ed Comia, attended the turnover ceremony, according to IPC.
Bautista said that, unlike the current UV Express vans, the Isuzu modern PUV is “more spacious, safer and more convenient to ride in.”
“Our modernized PUVs using the QKR 77 truck platform … can accommodate 23 seated passengers …. Commuters can now travel comfortably with enough legroom, headroom and seat space,” Bautista said.
He added the vehicles are also equipped with an automatic fare collection system, cameras, WiFi and air-conditioners.
IPC said the QKR77, assembled in the Philippines, is powered by a Euro4-compliant, 3.0-liter 4JH1-TC CRDI diesel engine.