PIMS 2018: The biggest surprises from this year’s show

This year’s lineup is crazy
by Drei Laurel | Oct 25, 2018
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If you still don’t have plans to drop by the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show (2018) this weekend, you had better reconsider.

One after another, carmakers caused jaws to drop at the show—it’s as if they were dropping prices to get rid of old stock. None of the announcements disappointed, and several might even be considered market-shaking.

PIMS runs until October 28, 2018 (this Sunday) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, so you still have a couple of days left to check it out. Need a little convincing? Below are some of our favorite moments from PIMS 2018’s opening day:

1) Nissan 370Z Nismo, Juke Nismo to go on sale

“The GT-R Nismo arrived locally in January, and boy, did Nissan follow it up in a big way. The addition of two more Nismo variants might make Nissan the fastest mass-market car manufacturer in the Philippines.”

2) All-new Jimny to cost approximately P1.1 million

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“The fourth-generation model, which was revealed to the world earlier this year, has been rumored to be arriving on our shores for the last few weeks. While no official prices are available yet, a sales agent at PIMS informed us that the price tag should be around the P1.1-million mark.”

3) Honda’s Small RS Concept makes an appearance

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“The Small RS Concept features gloss-black five-spoke wheels, a rear spoiler, a hood scoop, a menacing bodykit, an attractive orange paint job, and a face that’s more in line with the rest of the company’s current-gen offerings. To sum this ride up, it looks sort of like an angry, miniature version of the Mobilio.”

4) The Toyota TJ Cruiser’s interior

“Our favorite bit about the TJ Cruiser, though, is its interior. The vehicle is described by the Japanese carmaker as a mix between a van and SUV, and nowhere is this quality more apparent than inside the cabin. The amount of space inside is reminiscent of the now-discontinued FJ Cruiser’s cabin, but slide a few seats around (or remove them completely), and you’re looking at a utilitarian’s dream ride.”

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