To further celebrate Philippine automotive industry’s exponential growth, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) has revealed the new vehicle launches and concept cars that will headline the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) happening on September 18-21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
The 5th PIMS is set to feature unique displays from the 17 participating brands namely BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JEEP, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
BAIC will make its brand debut at the show and will exhibit their offerings include the A1 Hatchback, A1 Sedan, A5 Senova, MZ40 and X424.
BMW will higlight its display with the X family featuring the new, third-generation BMW X3.
Daewoo Bus will present their Bus Concept for Public Transportation, Leisure/Travel and Special Vehicles.
Kia will display the new color variants of Kia Picanto, as well as the two-toned variant of Kia Soul. They will also launch their new Team Kia Sorento, which will compete in the PBA league.
Honda will reveal the small car offerings - the All-New Honda Brio and Honda Brio Amaze.
Isuzu will bring their new 2015 MU-X SUV out on the public stage.
JEEP will debut the Cherokee Trailhawk and demonstrate the remarkable off-road capabilities of the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
Lexus will highlight the NX, theirfirst entry into the luxury compact crossover segment.
Mazda will showcase the 25th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5.
Mercedes-Benz will showcase their latest New Generation Compact Cars, which includes the A-Class, B-Class, and in its first public debut, the new CLA-Class.
Mitsubishi will also introduce its latest vehicle innovations with two concept cars, the GR HEV and CA MIEV. Other models to watch out for are the Pajero Dakar Rally Car, 2015 Pajero and a preview of the All-New Outlander.
Nissan will debut the All-New Nissan X-Trail and display other icons like the Almera, Sylphy, Altima and the Patrol Super Safari.
Suzuki will put on the limelight its recently-launched units, the Swift 1.2 and the seven-seater Life Utility Vehicle, Ertiga, as well as their big bikes.
Toyota will excite the motoring enthusiasts with the Toyota Fun-vii (vehicle, interactive, Internet), a 3-seat electric concept car heavily inspired by smartphones today.
Volkswagen will bring its most iconic vehicle that has inspired countless stories all over the world, the Beetle, as well as the Jetta Sport Edition.
JMC and Peugeot will also bring us their latest designs, technologies and exclusive offers.
On top of the world-class motoring displays, the 5th PIMS will also feature the 'Progress in Motion' Exhibit where 12 iconic vehicles will stretch across the main lobby of the World Trade Center to give visitors an overview of the local motoring history. An After-Sales Exhibit will showcase packages on vehicle upgrades, repair services, and quality genuine parts for different vehicle models, old and new.
To reinforce CAMPI's advocacies towards Road Safety, Environmental Protection, and Consumer Rights, the organization has also prepared Automotive Seminars and Workshops. Topics to be discussed include fuel-saving tips, anti-carjack measures and fool-proof guide for vehicle registration and driver’s license application. Affiliated organizations of the participating car brands will also hold Car Club Meets during the 5th PIMS. This encourages camaraderie among car enthusiasts while giving the public a spectacular display of customized vehicles. Shoppers will also get a chance to test drive different vehicle types and brands under one roof.
Visitors who bring their kids will enjoy family-friendly activities as well. The young and young-at-heart are sure to enjoy activities such as Pedal Go-Karts and Motoring-Inspired Games. Kids between six and twelve years old can enjoy the automotive-themed Treasure Hunt. A Scale-Model Display and an Automotive Designers' Photo Exhibit shows who's behind the automotive industry’s best designs