15 images: Custom off-roaders from the 2017 Manila Auto Salon

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by Jason Tulio | Nov 30, 2017


Happening now at the SMX Convention Center until December 3 is the 2017 Manila Auto Salon show. We look forward to attending this event each year for a two reasons: One, we get to check out cool and unique cars all day long while telling our bosses we're on 'official business'. Second, it gives us a good indication of what's trending and what's popular in the local aftermarket scene.

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This year (same as last year, actually), the one major thing that stood out for us is that the show floor is dominated by rugged off-road vehicles of all shapes and sizes. And by sizes, we mean that some of them are in monster truck territory. We're talking Ford Rangers, Toyota FJ Cruisers, old-school Land Cruisers, and what-have-you decked out in all the latest 4x4 regalia. This year, it would seem, big tires and snorkels are all the rage.

Here we've compiled a small preview of what's on display over at SMX. It's not an exhaustive gallery by any means, but just a compilation of some of the more attention-grabbing vehicles we saw. If you haven't seen them in the metal yet, you've got until Sunday.


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