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Russ Swift and Subaru Return to Manila International Auto Show


Daily stunt shows to be performed by world renowned precision driver

Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru, is getting ready to treat all car enthusiasts to a thrilling exhibit at the Manila International Auto Show scheduled on April 2-5 at the World Trade Center. World renowned precision driver Russ Swift is set to return and showcase his stunt moves using the Subaru Impreza. MIP will also be unveiling for the first time the new Impreza Sedan WRX 2.5 Turbo and 2.0 models to the public during the event.

Precision driver Russ Swift will be back to thrill Manila again as he returns to perform his trademark daredevil moves such as the parallel parking maneuver, two-wheel driving, and the "dance" routine using the new Impreza Sedan and will try to set a new world record in "doughnuts" with the Impreza WRX STI. Russ Swift currently holds an unbeaten Guinness World Record for parallel parking and was a two time British Autofest Champion and England's Autotest Team Captain in 1982 and 1983. In 2004, he set a Guinness World Record for making 10 complete spins or "doughnuts" in just 16.07 seconds, a mere 1.6 seconds for each complete spin. Whether he will set a new record remains to be seen at the upcoming Manila International Auto Show.

The much awaited introduction of the all new Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan will also happen at opening of the MIAS. No less than the Group Chief Executive of Motor Image Enterprises, Glenn Tan, will be on hand to personally unveil to the public the sedan version of its sports car. "We can hardly wait to finally reveal the all-new WRX Sedan to the Philippine market," Tan said. "The all-new Impreza WRX Sedan represents the highest level of what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. It retains the hallmarks of its legendary character such as 2.5 turbo power plant and symmetrical all wheel drive system but now made even better with a host of new cutting edge features," he added. Aside from the WRX, Motor Image will also be unveiling the 2.0 liter, normally-aspirated sedan version of the Impreza.

The complete Subaru model line-up will also be on display at the Motor Image booth in MIAS. Special financing packages and cash discounts will be available to buyers during the four-day event courtesy of Banco de Oro and BPI Family Savings Bank. Original Subaru merchandise and accessories will also be on sale to the public. Adding allure will be the famous Subaru girls who will be present to assist all visitors to the exhibit. Subaru Club of the Philippines (SCP) will be showcasing their rides the whole day of Saturday, April 4. The Manila International Auto Show will run from April 2 to 5 and will be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
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