Baguio City receives 31 Hyundai HD50S Modern PUVs

Updated Nov 25, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The modern PUVs will ply the Trancoville-Magsaysay Plaza-SM Baguio route.

Hariphil Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles (CV) in the country, once again bolstered its support to the government’s PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) with the turning over of new modern PUV units to a transport group in Baguio.

HARI turns over modern PUVs in Baguio

Baguio is the latest city to get Hyundai modern PUVs

This transport group is BAMAPCOM Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative, which welcomed 31 units of the Hyundai HD50S Modern PUV during a formal turnover ceremony held at BTRAMODA Terminal in Irisan, Baguio City. Present at the event were officials from the local government, Land Transportation Office (LTO), and HARI, among others.

The turned-over units are slated to ply the Trancoville-Magsaysay Plaza-SM Baguio route. Commuters will get to enjoy the vehicle’s convenient features that could include an air conditioning system, a CCTV camera, a speed limit warning buzzer, an automated fare collection system, and a Wi-Fi module. Take note that the transport group will decide which will be equipped in their units.

HARI turns over modern PUVs in Baguio

The Hyundai modern PUVs promise a convenient commuting experience

Delivering power to the units is a 2.9-liter Euro-4 compliant CRDi engine making 158 horsepower and 392 Nm of torque. Drivers will have to work their way around the route using a 5-speed manual transmission. The said power unit produces improved fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions, which are the goals of the government’s PUVMP.

“We are proud that our HD50S Modern PUV has met the power output demands of the area’s mountainous terrain. This is proof that our engine is best in class,” said HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo.

"And we thank our growing number of partners from Government and local communities for trusting in the safety, comfort, and reliability of the Hyundai Modern PUV,” added Perez-Agudo.

HARI turns over modern PUVs in Baguio

BAMAPCOM Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative shows its truck with Hyundai modern PUVs

The new units in Baguio join the growing Hyundai modern PUV network, which is now over 500 units. This year, HARI turned over its modern PUVs to many transport groups including in areas such as Sorsogon and Cebu.

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Know more about Hyundai


In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.  

The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.

Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country. 

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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