Hino Poncho minibus offers a solution for transport accessibility in tight and narrow roads area.
Hino Poncho Minibus Designs for ‘First and Last-mile’ Travel
After their successful first trial run for two months in 2019, Rapid Bus continues another two trials with Hino Poncho in Kuala Lumpur and Penang city.
This 7-meter low-floor minibus offers a solution for transport accessibility in tight and narrow roads area.
The second trial in Kuala Lumpur, commencing from early October 2021 to end of April 2022, is catered to route T180: Taman Dato’ Senu to Chow Kit, and route 302: Titiwangsa to KLCC.
Making its trial debut in the Penang Island, Hino Poncho is catered to route 11: Pengkalan Weld toBatu Lanchang, and route 201: Pengkalan Weld to Tingkat Paya, Terubong.
In Japan, there are more than 2,000 units Hino Poncho operating in the busy city roads and quieter residential areas. This bus is designed to match the most innovative community transport solution and be the solution to cater the ‘first and last-mile’ travel.
Hino Poncho’s short 7-meter length makes it easy to navigate through narrow city roads. Its short front and rear overhang and wheelbase also give the bus a small turning radius of 7.7m, adding to the ease of driving in such tight road conditions.