Cagayan de Oro is known for having one of the most innovatively created jeepneys in the country including those with TV screens. But there are still thousands of jeepneys that are in danger of being phased out due to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)’s proposed public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
In an article from Entrepreneur Philippines, one prototype jeepney made by Isuzu Philippines took notice in the ongoing the 2017 Isuzu Truck Fest at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City and could become the modern jeepney. It is made by Centro Manufacturing Corp., one of Isuzu Philippines’ main suppliers. As shown below, it is more really of a truck than a jeepney.
Isuzu executives stated this prototype jeepney is designed to comply with safety and emission standards including road worthiness.
The modern jeepney also provides more comfort to the riding public.
Here’s a comparison between the conventional jeepney and the Isuzu prototype.
Isuzu plans to launch the new modern jeepney next year. Will Cagayan de Oro jeepney operators join the upgrade?