Isuzu brings modern PUVs to Boracay
ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) on May 24 turned over the initial two units of Isuzu’s modern PUV to the Boracay Land Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative. The two units are part of the 15 modern PUVs which the transport cooperative ordered from IPC.
The company said the vehicles will ply the main circumferential road in the interior of the island.
“We thank the cooperative for trusting us in providing them their first fleet of modern PUVs. Undoubtedly, Isuzu has already created a name for Filipino drivers and operators as their reliable partner. We are very proud to say that Isuzu has not only achieved another milestone but has also continued its legacy by having these Isuzu PUVs to run in Boracay’s roads under the government’s PUV modernization program,” said Yasuhiko Oyama, IPC vice-president for sales.
IPC noted the modernized PUV uses the Isuzu QKR77 platform, with a body designed by Almazora Motors Corp. It is powered by a Euro4-compliant 3.0-liter 4JH1-TC CRDI diesel engine that makes 105hp. The vehicle can accommodate up to 30 passengers, is fully air-conditioned, and fitted with CCTVs, a dashcam, GPS tracking, an automated electronic fare collection system and automatic doors.
IPC sales division head Joseph Bautista said Isuzu is “very happy to have been a strategic part” of Boracay’s rehabilitation, referring to the island’s six-month closure.
“With a cleaner, more organized Boracay, you will now also see Isuzu modernized PUVs servicing the island’s residents and tourists,” Bautista said.
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