ISUZU Philippines Corp (IPC), the country’s leading truck manufacturer for the past 18 consecutive years, participated in the much-awaited Philippines Bus & truck Show 2018 highlighting not just its class-leading roster of strong, durable and versatile haulers, but also vehicles that would greatly impact the future of mass transport.
At the Philippines Bus & Truck Show 2018 held from July 13 to 15 at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, IPC displayed NMR C/C, QKR & EXZ trucks.
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The spotlight, however, was on its versions of the modernized jeepneys that have been built to meet – if not exceed – the Department of Transportation’s standards and specifications for its Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). This is in line with the theme of this year’s show: “Modernization of jeepneys in the Philippines for green cities”.
IPC’s modernized jeepney on display at the Philippines Bus & Truck Show 2018 featured the Isuzu QKR77 cab and chassis platform, with the rear body designed and manufactured by three of the country’s leading body builders.
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 system, 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 2018.
The unmatched combination of high-quality standards, fit-and-finish, warranties that are well adapted to local transport conditions, and the four-way Isuzu Advantage makes IPCs modernized jeepneys the top-of-mind choice of PUV operators applying for the PUVMP.
The Isuzu Advantage is the sum of IPC’s different customer support programs bolstering its world-class lineup of vehicles. The first advantage is IPC’s roster of durable, reliable, fuel-efficient vehicles and its tried-and-tested body builder partners.
The second is its nationwide dealer network that now counts over 41 outlets complete with servicing facilities. The third is the reliable and prompt nationwide parts availability. Finally, IPC’s team of expert service technicians and field support personnel are on call to provide technical assistance whenever and wherever needed.
This is the Isuzu Advantage that has catapulted IPC as the number one truck brand in the Philippines for 18 consecutive years, highlighted by its record-breaking sales performance in 2017 wherein 7,499 trucks were sold, an increase of 23.40% percent from 2016.
IPC has been one of the most sought-after brand displays in the Philippines Bus & Truck Show. The 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.