They say life begins at 40. Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) undertakes a new journey as the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles in the Philippines with the energy of a modern PUV in the 40s platform.
Say mabuhay to the HD48 GT Modern PUV.
Boasting of Hyundai’s quality chassis platform, the HD48, and a robust PUV design brought to life by Filipino craftsmanship, this latest addition to Hyundai’s stable of mass transport models is power, flexibility, and performance incarnate in HD fashion: high-definition, and Hyundai-driven to provide business and passengers the dependable value that they’re looking for.
The HD48 GT Modern PUV is expected to build on Hyundai’s success in the modernization of the transport sector. This year, HARI sold over 100 units of its Modern PUVs to a diverse roster of transport cooperatives nationwide, helping advance mass mobility initiatives in communities of Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Cavite, Bulacan, and Tacloban to name a few. In the first eight months of 2021, sales of Hyundai’s Modern PUVs already jumped 632% compared to the same period in 2020, cornering 11% market share in the CAT III (3T-6T) category. With the entry of the youngest in Hyundai’s mass transport line-up, there’s promise of a reinvigoration of transport modernization once more.
So, what’s it like to ride the HD48 GT Modern PUV?
One strong chassis. This new kid on the block has strong bones. Its chassis framework is built with Hyundai’s high-tensile steel, which affords it a lightweight structure that is flexible enough to withstand the twists and turns of punishing drives.
Twice as nice-looking. With the HD48 GT platform from Hyundai, combined with the design chops of a trusted body-building partner like Centro, you’ve got a vehicle built with tasteful detail that is focused on the needs of transport businesses and passengers Just this October, the HD48 GT Modern PUV has been duly certified as compliant by the Philippine National Standards (PNS) for shape, size, dimensions, and other stringent specifications to ensure high-definition safety, comfort, and reliability.
Three-year warranty, or equivalent to 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. This flexible warranty proves that it’s a keeper in the business mobility partnership department. Now that’s a service commitment that goes a long way.
Euro 4-rated 2.9-liter Turbocharged Intercooler Direct Injection diesel engine. And when it’s paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, you get a mighty strong and eco-friendly powerplant that can churn out maximum power of 160 psand maximum torque of 40 kg-m.
Six can stand inside, with more space to spare. The HD48 GT Modern PUV has room for up to 22 people (plus driver), plus provision for 8 to 10 standing passengers. Even if you factor in safety protocols and social distancing, this much space can accommodate more passengers.
Seven accessories for passenger convenience and safety: the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS), CCTV, GPS tracker, 7-inch monitor, LED signage, Wifi module, and programmable speed warning buzzer to keep the vehicle cruising safely on the road.
Plus eight key enhancements to amplify the quality of this energetic people mover:
- The redesigned side mirror bracket promotes better visibility, giving the driver an unobstructed view of the side mirror, especially when it is raining.
- Grab handles and rear stanchion have been added for handrail stability, which is a plus for standing passengers.
- Clear headlights and taillights sport more functional yet elegant designs, which contribute to better road visibility.
- The front panel not only conveys the HD48 GT Modern PUV’s strength of character, but also provides easy access to the wiper motor for fuss-free maintenance.
- A roof drip feature prevents overflow of rainwater at the sliding windows.
- The chute access for daily inspection on radiator reservoir, engine oil level and fuel filter also functions as a toolbox.
- A redesigned fuel door opens and closes safely for worry-free refueling. Sliding windows bring in fresh air to maintain equal distribution of air in the vehicle.
Apart from these, the HD48 GT Modern PUV is equipped with Load-sensing Proportional Valve (LSPV) and Auto adjuster that adapt braking force depending on vehicle load for reassuring braking performance. Couple this with strong and sturdy tires and you have a road partner with a good grip on the road that is ready even for challenging terrain.
The double walling and insulation lessen noise and provide better heat insulation, while the high-cooling capacity from the roof-mounted air-conditioning system come together to make for cool and comfortable riding experience. And when you’ve finally reached your destination, its electric door closer lets you exit with ease.
But what really makes the Hyundai HD48 GT Modern PUV your top-of-mind transport solution? It is made with the strength and heart of the Filipino worker.
It’s time you choose a Hyundai PUV and be Driven to move towards opportunities that shall help you navigate your journey safely, efficiently, and sustainably in the “now normal” of working and living. It’s time for the HD48 GT Modern PUV.