What to expect when car brands make an exciting return to MIAS on April 7

The Philippines’ biggest annual motoring event is making an onsite comeback this April 7-10, 2022 at the World Trade Center. The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) will feature the latest models from the country’s leading auto manufacturers and distributors.

Subaru, the brand known for sporty performance and premium practicality, will be highlighting the new Forester SUV and BRZ sports car. Subaru will also bring back the highly popular Russ Swift precision driving show. Guinness World Record holder Russ Swift will be putting the latest Subarus through heart-stopping maneuvers at the World Trade Center three times daily during MIAS.

Nissan will once again showcase the Intelligent Mobility capabilities of its diverse fleet of vehicles. This includes the Navara pickup, Terra SUV, all-new Almera sedan, and Urvan. Car enthusiasts will be eagerly awaiting sightings of sports car icons 370Z and GT-R. The all-electric Leaf will highlight the possibilities of green mobility combined with alternative power options for households of the future.

French automotive brand Peugeot will be making a grand return to MIAS following its appointment of a new distributor earlier this year. Expected at the Peugeot booth are the new 5008 SUV and several other new models.

MG Cars will have in its MIAS booth the all-new HS compact SUV. The HS will be its largest SUV, slotting above the popular ZS. Cars from the strikingly-designed MG lineup such as the MG GS, MG GT, MG360, and MG3 may also be present during the four-day show.

Chevrolet will have the all-new 2022 Trailblazer, Tracker, and perhaps the extra-large Suburban SUV at its MIAS booth. Sports cars Camaro and the mid-engined Corvette will be the ultimate eye candy for MIAS exhibitors.

Speaking of sports cars, Italian supercar brand Maserati will be at MIAS with its stable of  sport sedans and SUVs. The iconic Quattroporte and sedans may be rubbing wheels with the Levante SUV.

Chery will welcome MIAS visitors by showing their all-SUV lineup. This ranges from the compact Tiggo 2 to the larger Tiggo 5X, Tiggo 7 Pro, and the Tiggo 8.

Foton will be featuring its lineup of commercial vehicles like the Thunder pickup, Toplander SUV, Transvan and Traveller. The large Toano van and Gratour mini-delivery van may also be at MIAS.

Mitsubishi will be showcasing the new Xpander MPV. The new Xpander will likely be flanked by Mitsubishi’s sporty Black Series variants of the Montero Sport, Strada Athlete, and Xpander, as well as the Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan.

The brand that has been making good inroads into the Philippine market, Geely, will probably display its very popular Coolray and Okavango SUVs. It may also give a glimpse of the Emgrand sedan and Azkarra hybrid.

Volvo has likewise gone all-in on hybrid and electrified vehicles. The XC90 luxury seven-seat SUV, compact XC60 and XC40, as well as the S90 sedan, can all be ordered with self-charging hybrid or plug-in hybrid options.

Changan made a splashy public debut at the online MIAS Wired in 2020. The Chinese brand is set to continue in the spotlight with cars which may include the Alsvin and Eado EV460 electric sedan; CS35 Plus, CS75 Plus, and CS95 SUVs.

GAC will be featuring its value-for-money lineup of SUVs, sedan and MPVs at its MIAS booth. These may include the GA4 sedan, GS3, GS4 and GS8 SUVs. GAC’s van comes in two sizes: the seven-seat GN6 and larger, luxury-oriented GN8.

Motul Philippines will have a special treat for enthusiasts as it displays a trio of rarely-seen race cars: the Ferrari 488 Challenge, McLaren GT4 Sprint, and Mercedes SLS GT3. With a combined total of more than 1800 horsepower, the purebred trio will surely make your heart pump more petrol once you see them.

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Leading fuel and lubes brand Petron will be MIAS co-presentor and presentor for the Petron-MIAS Custom and Classic Car Competition. BPI will be the exclusive car loans sponsor for MIAS. Automobile Association Philippines will be supporting the show and holding its Driver of the Year Awards at MIAS.

Special exhibitor Lego will have brick as well as real-life versions of a Jeep Wrangler, BMW and Ducati motorcycles at their colorful booth. Special discounts will be given at the show.

Mutt Motorcycles, a UK brand that merges vintage-bike styling and modern-bike performance and reliability, will make its public debut at MIAS. Method Wheels, known for high-performance off-roader wheels for race and street use, will be showing its specially-equipped vehicles at MIAS. Porsche Design will be celebrating 50 years of the firm founded by the grandson and namesake of Ferdinand Porsche, Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche.

Car lovers can once again personally see and feel the excitement of a world-class auto show at the Manila International Auto Show on April 7-10, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Doors open at 10 AM.

Tickets are available for advanced purchase at  https://manilaautoshow.com/

The Manila International Auto Show is co-presented by BPI and Petron and for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.

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