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January 28, 2020

Isuzu Previews Traviz-Based Modern PUV

Isuzu previewed their new Class 1 Modern PUV based off its recently launched Traviz light-duty truck. It was shown during the turnover of 30 brand-new modern PUVs to the Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila & Suburbs Drivers Association (Pasang-Masda), one of the country’s biggest transport groups.

The Traviz Class 1 Modern PUV passes the DOTr Omnibus Franchise Guidelines, and will replace the quintessenial jeepney in plying crowded inner-city roads.

It was shown as the Japanese commercial vehicle giant turned over a third batch of modern PUVs to Pasang-Masda. The 30 units will ply the busy route between the growing cities of Malolos and Meycauayan in Bulacan Province.

According to Isuzu, their modern PUVs are not only beneficial to the commuters but also to the drivers and operators as it increases the quality of their livelihood. Isuzu modern PUVs are very versatile, allowing for customization that any PUV operations may require.

The units turned over to Pasang-Masda use the Isuzu QKR77 platform and the rear body designed and manufactured by Almazora Motors Corporation. They are are air-conditioned Class 2 PUVs assembled in the Philippines and are equipped with Euro IV-compliant 4JH1-TC diesel engine that delivers excellent fuel economy. The air conditioning system, developed and provided by Coolaire Consolidated Inc., boasts ducted airflow and a high-cooling capacity to keep commuters comfortable regardless of outdoor temperature.

Other design features of the Isuzu Class 2 Modern PUV include panoramic windows and windshields, full-body insulation with GeneQ shield, automatic door closer, and provisions for persons with disabilities.

Completing the modernized look and features of the new PUVs are the LED electronic signages for vehicle route information, fire extinguishers, CCTV, dash cam and back-up cameras, and the automatic fare collection provided by Euodoo Technologies, Inc.

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