Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines will hold its first Kansha Festival from October 17-19, 2008 at the Subaru Greenhills showroom. Also known as Subaru customer appreciation weekend, the Kansha festival is a Japanese-inspired event dedicated to offering Subaru customers with special service discounts, promos, and attractions to express Motor Image's appreciation to all its customers who have made Subaru the premier sports-luxury brand in the market today.

The Kansha Festival is originally a celebration adapted from the Japanese Kinro Kansha no Hi or Labor Thanksgiving Day. Motor Image will be using the same theme in expressing its appreciation to all Subaru customers. It will also be flying in from Singapore and Japan Subaru master technicians to personally inspect and repair all vehicles coming for maintenance this weekend. And as an added twist of fun, the popular Subaru girls and Motor Image staff will be wearing the traditional kimono and yukata while attending to customers all throughout the day.

The Kansha Festival will treat all visitors with special discounts on selected Subaru parts, and accessories ranging from 15 up to 50 percent off on regular prices. Subaru World Rally Championship (WRC) merchandise and collectibles will also be on special sale with up to 20 percent discount offered on all items. Free 10-point vehicle check-ups and carwashes will also be available throughout the weekend. Motor Image's Subaru experts will also conduct maintenance seminars for all customers they could learn different techniques on how to properly maintain their vehicles.

New car buyers will also be treated to Subaru' All-Winning Deals (AWD) promo. Special financing packages such as low monthly amortization and low downpayment plans will be offered to all buyers. Cash buyers, on the other hand, will be amazed with the special discounts that will be available especially for the Kansha festival only. Test drives on all Subaru models will also be available throughout the weekend.

The three-day Kansha Festival will also be highlighted with other different attractions for the family to enjoy. All kids under 12 years old are invited to join the Japanese costume contest party on Saturday where special prizes will be given to the winners. There will also be magic and balloon sculpting shows for everyone on Sunday afternoon. The Subaru showroom will be transformed into a theme park with racing arcades, arts and crafts corner, face-painting and henna-tattooing booths, and tea party lounge in the showroom. A Kodak printing booth will be available for any customer who would want to have a souvenir picture during the Kansha Festival.

All Subaru owners, fanatics and aspiring customers are invited to visit the Subaru Greenhills showroom this weekend. For service appointments and event details, interested parties may call 727-8333 or log on to