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Renowned British precision driver makes thrilling return to Manila after three year hiatus

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, is set to bring back British precision driver Russ Swift, who is also a world-renowned stunt driver and Guinness World Record holder, for the Manila International Auto Show 2022 (MIAS). 

Performing this time at his 14th MIAS event, Swift will be showcasing the capabilities of the new Subaru Forester SUV, the all-new BRZ sports coupe and the WRX sedan, with the Subaru boxer engine at the heart of the action. 

Motor Image Pilipinas is joined by its sponsors, Shell, Motul, CTEK, SONAX, PIAA, Little Trees, ConceptOne, and Nitto in bringing to the life the heart-thumping and breathtaking stunts which Russ enjoys doing for his Filipino fans.

Swift, who last performed in the Philippine in 2019, brings back his signature Swift Parking stunt, along with J-turns, Donuts and a Dance Routine, to wow the Filipino crowd once again, after a hiatus due to the pandemic.

Swift, who has a very strong following among Filipino fans, has performed in various parts of the Philippines, such as Cebu and Davao, over the past two decades. More than performing, he has said that nothing beats seeing his spectators, both kids and adults alike, smile as he does his heart-stopping maneuvers for them.

“Motor Image Subaru is happy to have the return of Guinness World Record driver Russ Swift at MIAS to bring thrills, excitement and smiles to Subaru’s Filipino fans once again,” said Mr Glenn Tan, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Tan Chong International Limited.

Russ Swift’s Performance Schedule in MIAS 2022 is as follows:

April 7 (Thursday) – 1pm / 3pm / 5pm

April 8 (Friday) – 1pm / 3pm / 5pm

April 9 (Saturday) – 1pm / 3pm / 5pm

April 10 (Sunday) – 1pm / 3pm / 5pm

For more information, please visit our website at:

www.subaru.asia/ph

For media queries, please contact:

AJ Lumantao (Mr)Tine Liwanag (Ms)
PR and External CommunicationsPR and External Communications
Motor Image Pilipinas Inc.Motor Image Pilipinas Inc.
Email: [email protected]Email: [email protected]

About Tan Chong International Limited 

Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKSE:0693) and is a major motor, property and distribution company with operations in 10 markets. Since its inception in 1957, the Group has grown its assets substantially through continuous expansion of its existing diversified business portfolio in manufacturing, distribution and retail. Other businesses that TCIL engages in across Asia include automotive, commercial, manufacturing, trading and property investment businesses.

About Motor Image  

Motor Image is a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL and exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across eight markets in Asia. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Singapore, the company has offices in nine markets: Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The company has identified ASEAN as the key engine for future growth.

In July 2011, a partnership was established with Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.) for the production of Subaru vehicles at a CKD assembly plant in Malaysia. On 8 February 2017, Subaru Corporation and TC Manufacturing and Assembly (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (TCMA TH), a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL, entered into a joint venture – Tan Chong Subaru Automotive (Thailand) Ltd (TCSAT) – for the local assembly of Subaru vehicles in Thailand. The vehicles produced in both Malaysia and Thailand will be distributed by Motor Image through its Subaru network. www.subaru.asia

About Subaru Corporation 

Founded in Japan in 1953, Subaru has since grown to become one of the world’s leading safety-driven carmakers. In 1972, Subaru became the first in the world to market an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) passenger car, and later pioneered the market in Japan for high-performance station wagons by combining a turbocharged engine with an AWD system. Subaru has improved and refined its AWD technology over the years to create the Symmetrical AWD system that enables optimal driving pleasure and safety. Subaru is well-known by motorists and motoring organisations worldwide for its engineering, design, functionality, safety and reliability. The Subaru range of vehicles includes the XV, Forester, Outback, Impreza, WRX, WRX STI, BRZ, Evoltis, and the Solterra electric SUV. Subaru’s four core technologies of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Boxer Engine, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and Subaru Global Platform are built into almost every model today.
www.subaru-global.com

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