Isuzu turns over 20 modern PUVs to Tarlac
Isuzu Philippines Corporation turned over 20 units of their PUV units to one of Pasang Masda’s umbrella organization, the Paniqui Gerona Tarlac Trasnport Services Cooperative (PGT Transeco) on March 15, 2019 in Paniqui, Tarlac. This is in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Land Transportation Office (LTO), and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. Also present during the turn-over were LTRFRB Chairman Martin B. Delgra III, Almazora president Conrad Almazora, INTECO CEO and President Raymond Jarina and IPC Sales Division Head Joseph Bautista. The purchase partnership between IPC and PGT Transeco was facilitated by the Isuzu Quezon Avenue dealership. IPC’s modernized PUVs have been assembled using the Isuzu QKR77 platform and the rear body designed and manufactured by Almazora Motors Corp. These are air-conditioned Class 2 vehicles with a side-facing seat configuration. The Isuzu QKR platform is assembled in the Philippines and is equipped with the Euro IV-compliant 4JH1-TC diesel engine that delivers better fuel economy and cleaner emissions than jeepneys. The new PUV body is compliant with Philippine National Standards, all geared for passengers’ safety and added convenience in fare collection. The new PUVs warranty coverages for cab and chassis is 3 years or 150,000 km, whichever comes first, and separate warranty for body, aircon and accessories, options not available for old jeepneys. LTFRB Chairman Martin B Delgra III commended IPC for their continuous support of the PUV Modernization Program.