See tomorrow’s mobility today at the upcoming 7th Philippine International Motor Show

October 18, 2018

Car enthusiasts, tech lovers, and everyone who’s up for a week’s worth of fun and excitement; save the date. From October 24 to 28, 2018, the huge events area that is the World Trade Center in Pasay City will play host to the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).

In review, the PIMS is a gathering of the country’s top car manufacturers to showcase what’s hot and brewing in the local automotive scene. It happens once every 2 years (this year being its 7th staging) and is organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers, Inc. or CAMPI, an organization of different car brands operating in the Philippines.

The 7th PIMS will run under the theme, “Future Mobility.” In this light, CAMPI is shooting for the goal of letting Filipinos take a glimpse of what the local car industry today has in store for the coming years.

In a recent media press conference, CAMPI said that this year’s PIMS will feature such brands as BAIC which will highlight its recently launched BJ20 compact crossover, BMW which will preview in its “pavilion” a slew of new models including the 6 Series Gran Turismo and the new M5, and Daewoo which will show what it has up its sleeves with regards to glean and green mobility.

Chinese brand FOTON is also joining the 7th PIMS to showcase its latest passenger and commercial vehicles equipped with clean Blue Energy Cummins diesel engines. On the other hand, FUSO’s booth is expected to be just as huge with its latest truck and bus models in full attendance.

Fans of the Civic Type R will be treated to 5 days of photo opportunity as Honda will make the performance hatchback as its centrepiece to usher in its current model line up. As for Isuzu, expect to see its RZ4E engine-powered latest D-Max and mu-X, as well as its current commercial vehicle models and its take on the modern PUV.

Speaking of modern PUVs, renowned local body builder Centro will also be in attendance. Its show-stopper will be its grand unveiling of its new modern PUV creation. This will be joined by the company’s staples like a selection of pickup and van bodies for business or commercial use.

British brands Jaguar and Land Rover, meanwhile, are gearing up to showcase their latest in terms of electric mobility and autonomous driving. Take note of the models Jaguar E-Pace, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, among others, to make an appearance.

Fresh from its Sneak Peek party, Mazda is confirming its attendance by showcasing its SkyActiv, KODO-fied models unveiled during the said party, as well as a new variant of the CX-9 called the Signature.

While Mitsubishi is showing off its e-EVOLUTION Concept and Outlander PHEV with its latest model line up, Nissan will enter the show in full pelt with its creations boasting with Intelligent Mobility.

Of course, Toyota will be there as well. In its booth will be its latest offerings, plus the appearance of TJ Cruiser, a hybrid off-roader that’s essentially the successor to the legendary FJ Cruiser.

These are just 13 of the brands expected to rock this year’s PIMS. More will be showcased come next week from brands such as SsangYong, Suzuki, Tata Motors, and Volkswagen.

Logo and 2016 PIMS photos by PIMS official Facebook Page. 2018 PIMS organizers group photo by Paolo Lesaca.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.