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Vallacar Transit Incorporated - Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant
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A Yanson Crius RK, Rural Transit 10211 moored at the Zamboanga City Integrated Bus Terminal.
ISIN🆔
IndustryAutomotive
Founded 📆1968 (As Yanson Group of Bus Companies)
Founder 👔Ricardo B. Yanson, Sr.
Headquarters 🏙️Barangay Mansilingan,
Bacolod
,
Area served 🗺️
Philippines
Key people
Leo Rey V. Yanson
(President and CEO)
Products 📟 Bus
ServicesCoachbuilding
Members
Number of employees
4,500+
ParentYanson Group of Bus Companies
🌐 Websitevallacartransit.net
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Vallacar Transit Incorporated - Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (VTI-TEBBAP), is the coach building division of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. They serve as the maintenance provider and coachbuilder for Yanson's buses.[1]

Their plant facilities are located at Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.[2]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1968 by Ricardo B. Yanson and his wife, Olivia Villaflores Yanson,[3] beginning with the purchase of one jeepney unit. This effort ultimately became a jeepney-assembly business. In the early 1970s, the market was flooded with Ford Fieras; the couple decided to diversify into a small bus line which plied the Bacolod City-Valladolid-La Carlota route (hence, ValLaCar) and christened it as Ceres Liner, named after Ricardo's youngest sister.[4]

Chassis[edit]

VTI-TEBBAP imports chassis from Hino and King Long. Most of those are from their old units that needs to be re-body and repair at their General Reconditioning Division (GRD).[1]

Currently, they have Yanson ViKing, Yanson Legacy, Yanson Crius, Yanson FB4J, Yanson Contessa, and Yanson M9 in production. All undergone with several developments and changes since their first stage back in year 2009.

Models[edit]

Most of their buses are made from Hino chassis, while some are reconditioned units from their current fleets in 2016.

Yanson Viking[edit]

Yanson ViKing is dubbed as Yanson Vallacar - King Long. The design and engineering are both from King Long and VTI-TEBBAP. With 11 generations in production from 2009 up to the present, each generation possesses its own improvement to its bus details.

Yanson ViKing
Generation Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
1st Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2009 Swing out door with thermostat / clock and one TV on board.

With 5 extra seats at the isle, and 2x2 seating configuration. Seats are in blue and white leather.[5]

Rural Tours 952.jpg
2nd Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2009 - 2010 Improved details from the first generation in fascia and seating configurations from 2x2 to 2x3.Unlike the First Generation, it has no extra seats at the isle for the new seating configuration adds the bus' seating capacity.[6][7]
3rd Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2010 - 2011 The closest look, bus kits and details to King Long XMQ6126Y.

The first in all ViKing generations to use LED signboards and to have a sliding door instead of a swing out door.

Orange and black leather seats.

Rural Tours 10042.jpg
4th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2011 - 2012 Improved version from the 3rd Generation ViKing with little improvements to her kits and parts...most especially to her side mirrors.

Seats are also improved with blue cotton fabric seats. With updated Yanson metallic emblem.[8]

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5th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2012 New hubcaps in place. Ceres Tours 584.jpg
ViKing FFRE / SPRE Hino FF1J
Nissan Diesel SP215NSB
2012 A version similar of the 5th Generation with larger windows and Kinglong Sidemirrors. Uses shorter Hino FF1J and Nissan Diesel SP215 chassis with engines mounted on the rear. Rural Tours 205.jpg
6th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2013 Improved version from the 5th Generation ViKing with little improvements to her kits and parts.

Can be differentiated by their forehead.

Rural Tours 10060.jpg
7th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2014 Dubbed as the "Angry Bird" due to its features at her headlights. Rural Tours 207.jpg
8th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

King Long XMQ6129Y

King Long XMQ6119T

Golden Dragon XML6101

2014 - 2016 Dubbed as the "Flappy Bird" due to its features at her headlights.[9][10] Rural Tours 2894.jpg
9th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2015 - 2016 Dubbed as the "Iron Bird" due to its features at the front that is shaped similar to "Iron Man".

In its latest edition, the LED signboard were placed at the top and is equipped with 5 TV.

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10th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2016 With King Long XMQ6871CY kits at the side, making the "Chevron" looks.

LED Lights is placed at the top and equipped with 5 TV.

Rural Tours 10062.jpg
11th Generation ViKing Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2017 With Hino S'elega fascia and King Long XMQ6871CY/XMQ6125AY headlights at the front and King Long XMQ6125AY kits at the rear.

Equipped with 5 TV, GPS and CCTV camera.

Yanson Legacy[edit]

Yanson Legacy started out with prototypes from DongFeng and GAC Hino (Chinese Hino) buses. It ended up with one standardized design known as the Legacy RK.

Yanson Legacy
Variant Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
1st Prototype Man Diesel Lion Star 2009 With 9 windows and most likely similar to today's Legacy RK. The production of this prototype didn't lasts.
Dongfeng Prototype DongFeng DHZ6120Y 2009 The first of its kind was the Ceres Tours 55003 which became the flagship of all Yanson Group buses.

Although it was made from DongFeng, Yanson Group brought it to VTI-TEBBAP for special remodifications. It was installed with brand new reclining seats, 3 flat-screen TVs and equipped with WiFi.

[11][12]
GAC Hino Prototype GAC-Hino SFQ6123 2011 In the development of the design, they soon produced another prototype for GAC-Hino SFQ6123 with one unit which then the Ceres Tours 55006.

Same to Ceres Tours 55003, it was upgraded with brand new reclining seats, 3 flat-screen TVs and equipped with WiFi

Legacy RK Hino JO8C

Hino RK1JST

2012 The standardized Yanson Legacy model with reclining seats same to King Long's, 5 flat-screen TVs, and WiFi equipped.

With swing-out doors.[13][14]

Rural Tours 2800.jpg

Yanson FB4J[edit]

Came out from Hino FB4J chassis (where the name also came from), Yanson FB4J is made for shorter routes. There are two variants of the model.

Yanson FB4J
Variant Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
Cats Eye Hino FB4J 2009 Hino cats eye kits in front fascia with 44 seating capacity.

Front Engine chassis.

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FB4J (Present look) Hino FB4J 2012 Improved looks with Sunlong rearlights.

Leather seats

Ceres Liner No5446.jpg

Yanson Crius[edit]

There are two variants in their Crius model. One is made from Hino RK1JST chassis while the other is made out from Hino FF1J chassis. Production started in 2009 and continues at present.

Yanson Crius
Variant Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
Crius RK Hino RK1JST 2009 Yutong ZK6107HA front headlamps and rear lights, kits and body form.

With 56 seating capacity, leather seats.

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Crius FF1J Hino FF1J 2009 A smaller version to Crius RK and used as an alternative for shorter routes.[15][16][17] Bachelor Express 4124.jpg

Yanson M9[edit]

Once in production in 2009 with several units produced, M9 is now only used for their employees' shuttle services.

Yanson M9
Variant Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
M9 Nissan Diesel FE6B CMF87L 2009 With Nissan Diesel chassis from old Yanson units. Placed with Sunlong headlamps and rear lights, kits and body form.[18][19]

With 56 seating capacity, leather seats.

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Yanson Contessa[edit]

Only a few being produced, Contessa is same as size to FB4J and made for shorter routes.

Yanson Contessa
Variant Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
Contessa - 2014 With details similar to FB4J, however, Contessa is rear engine bus.

With sliding doors similar to Yanson ViKing.

[20][21][22][23]

Yanson Cat's Eye (FRR / FF1J Chassis)[edit]

Introduced in 2009, this was the shorter version of Hino RK Cat's Eye and a longer alternative for Yanson FB4J.

Yanson Cat's Eye FRR / FF1J Chassis
Variant Chassis In Production Remarks Photo/External link
Yanson Cat's Eye Isuzu FRR

Hino FF1J

2009 Hino Cat's Eye kits on the fascia and the rear. Front engine chassis such as Isuzu FRR and Hino FF1J.[20] Rural Transit 1795.jpg

Former Models[edit]

A Hino RK Cat's Eye from Zamboanga City and heading to Cagayan De Oro.
A fleet of Hino RK Cat's Eye and Hyundai 2K at Butuan City Integrated Bus Terminal

Hino RK Cat's Eye[edit]

A model similar to Pilipinas Hino and Almazora Motors' Hino RK Cat's eye, with blue and white leather seats and 2x2 seating configuration. It uses Hino J08C and Hino RK1JST chassis. Hino RK Cat's Eye was VTI-TEBBAP's biggest bus model in production back in the year 2000.

Today, most of their units are either scrapped or re-bodied as Yanson ViKing and Yanson Crius RK.

Hyundai 2K[edit]

Inspired by Hyundai Aerospace buses, VTI-TEBBAP made them in production with two variants, one with front engine chassis, the other in rear engine chassis from various chassis such as Nissan Diesel and Hino.

Air wolf[edit]

Air wolf is their first model back in the 90's. Most of the units were made from Nissan Diesel UD and Mitsubishi Fuso chassis, it was became their iconic bus model.[24][25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Us - Vallacar Transit Inc". Vallacar Transit Inc. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  2. "Wikimapia - VTI Compound TEBBAP". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  3. "Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Regional)". www.gonegosyo.net. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  4. "The Ceres empire: Pride of Negros (History of Yanson Group of Bus Companies)".
  5. "RURAL TRANSIT 966 (YANSON VIKING 1ST GENERATION) 1". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  6. "RURAL TOURS 240 (HINO RK1JMT - YANSON VIKING 2ND GENERATION) 1". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  7. "Rural Tours 2820". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  8. "Ceres Tours 531". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  9. "Ceres Tours 510". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  10. "Ceres Tours 885". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  11. "Ceres Tours 55003". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  12. "Ceres Tours 55003". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  13. "11014 CERES TRANSPORT". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  14. "Yanson Legacy". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  15. "BEI Crius FF1J". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  16. "BEI 3084". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  17. "Ceres Liner 5644". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  18. "RURAL TRANSIT 9362 (M9) 2". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  19. "Rural Transit 9330 M9 (sideview)". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Ceres Liner 5881 Front". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  21. "Ceres Liner 5880". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  22. "Ceres Liner 5881 Rear". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  23. "C-O-N-T-E-S-S-A". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  24. "Old Ceres Liner". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  25. "Old Bachelor Express". Flickr. Retrieved 2016-11-28.

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