Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the official manufacturer and distributor of Isuzu vehicles in the country, has rolled out its fleet of modern Class 3 PUVs to the municipality of Rodriguez in Rizal. Taking first dibs of the brand’s take on the modern people-mover is Metro Comet Transport Corporation, an established transport group with fleets covering the Rodriguez-Cubao Quezon City-Rodriguez route.
A total of 15 Isuzu modern PUV units were turned over to the municipality. These are in the form of IPC’s tried and true QKR77 light-duty truck that were converted into PUVs by Almazora, one of the brand’s body builder partners on its modern PUV project. With is being said, the QRK77-based PUV has a 3.0L Euro 4 CRDI diesel engine with a sped-limited that only allows the vehicle to run no faster than 60 km/h.
To comply with the Bureau of Philippine Standards PNS 2126:2017 (Phil. National Standards No. 2126 Series of 2017), a set manufacturing guideline for modern PUV makers, IPC and Almazora crafted the Metro Comet modern PUV with features that aim to provide commuters a safe, comfortable, and convenient journey. Among these include a tap-and-go card-based automatic fare collection system, GPR tracking system, CCTV cameras, and Wifi. In addition, 23-seat the modern PUV offers ample standing and walking spaces, as well as wide doorways for safe and easy access.