Since 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been pushing for a greener mode of transportation by implementing the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). It aims to phase-out old public transportation vehicles and replace them with safer and more environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Foton F-Jeepney F29
Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) is one with the program as it will be joining the modern jeepney market in the country by introducing three modern jeepneys, namely the F-Jeepney F29, F-Jeepney F24, and the F-Jeepney F11.
The Foton F-Jeepney F29 is the largest entry among the bunch. It can provide commuters with a comfortable jeepney experience thanks to its 29-seating configuration, Wi-Fi connectivity, CCTV system, and an LED TV screen.
The Foton F-Jeepney F29 can seat up to 29 passengers
Powering the F-Jeepney F29 is a 3.8-liter ISF Cummins diesel engine capable of generating 154 hp and 500 Nm of torque at 1,200 to 1,900rpm. The F-Jeepney F29 complies with the Philippine National Standard (PNS) 2126:2017 and Euro IV emission standards.
Meanwhile, the Foton F-Jeepney F24 is another large entry to the modern jeepney market that can seat up to 24 passengers. It will be safely transporting commuters with its 2.8-liter Cummins diesel engine capable of generating 117 hp and 260 Nm of torque.
Foton F-Jeepney F24
For areas with narrow roads, FMPI is offering the Foton F-Jeepney F11 which can comfortably seat up to 11 passengers. Under the hood, the F-Jeepney F11 is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine good for 87 hp and 220 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Foton F-Jeepney F11
FMPI will be showcasing its three modern jeepneys at the Manila Commercial Vehicle Show (MCVS) and Philippine Public Transport Convention (PPTC) that will happen on January 28 to 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
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