The annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is set to return next month and will host several surprise launches from notable auto brands, along with showcasing the widest range of products and services. From April 7 to 10, the combined venues of the World Trade Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center will provide 30,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space.

Presented by Worldbex Services International, the country’s leading events and exhibitions organizer, the 2016 MIAS is expected to transcend its previous installments as it brings something totally new to the table. Revolving around the theme of Smart Mobility, this year’s MIAS will highlight the smart technologies that are at the core of today’s automobiles.

Long lines at the 2015 MIAS

From cars that can maneuver itself into parking spaces, to vehicles with interactive cruise control, attendees can look forward to a line up of booths that will house actual smart automobiles and wherein exhibitors will be able to demonstrate how fun and safe these models are.

There are also two customized tent areas as well as outdoor exhibition areas where the Guinness World Record holder and precision driver, Russ Swift, will be doing the world’s fastest parking stunts. At the Main Hall, new model offerings, which range from entry-level hatchbacks to luxury SUVs from major brands, will be put on the display. Moreover, tough and agile SUVs will show off its capabilities on two custom-made off-road tracks on the MIAS front lawn area. While those who are interested to test out the models themselves may conduct on- and off-road test-drives throughout the exhibit grounds.

Russ Swift during the 2015 MIAS

Over at the aftermarket tents, attendees who are looking to tune up their rides are invited to survey the wide display of accessories, equipment, and all else auto-related including wheels and tires to audio units and car care kits. Restored classics, survivors and customized rides will be displayed at the Philippine Trade Training Center.

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