Among the cars, vans, and SUVs on display at this year’s Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), Daewoo is holding its own with its lineup of ‘clean and green’ buses, trucks, and even a jeepney. Columbian Manufacturing Corporation (CMANC), the country’s official manufacturer and distributor of Daewoo, is currently showcasing its newest offerings in support of the government’s PUV modernization program.
First up, the BS120SN is a 42-seater bus with a Euro 5-compliant engine. The body and the chassis are constructed based on European standards to ensure a high level of durability, safety, and ride comfort. The BS120SN is designed for bus rapid transit and airport-transfer duties.
The Maximus MCV truck is likewise equipped with a Euro 5 engine that produces 276hp. Stopping power is provided by a full air-brake system, while a full-floating cab suspension comprises the truck’s underpinnings. To make cargo loading and unloading easier, the sides of the truck open up gullwing-style.
Next is the 100% Pure Electric Truck, which, as the name implies, runs on a battery. The iron-phosphate technology of the said battery yields a claimed 250km lifespan. Lastly, CMANC is showing off its own version of the jeepney. According to CMANC, this jeepney’s platform can utilize different modes of propulsion, whether diesel, electric, or hybrid.
“Times are changing, but the wheels of CMANC keep on rolling. We became your transport in exploring the places of the past, in discovering the wonders of the present. And as we face the dawn of future mobility, CMANC will be our ride to our next adventure...to the future,” says CMANC general manager Mario S. Regis.
To see the latest from Daewoo, drop by PIMS at the World Trade Center before the show ends on October 28.