There’s one week left until the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show. Seven days until we can check out the newest cars, coolest concepts, and latest trends in the local auto scene. But if you can’t wait until the event opens its doors on October 24, here’s a little preview of what to expect.
Two Chinese car manufacturers will be gracing the event: BAIC with its new BJ20 crossover, and Foton with its Gratour IM6 and a handful of Blue Energy-equipped commercial vehicles. Speaking of commercial offerings, Fuso, Tata, and Daewoo will be present with their vehicles, too.
Meanwhile, BMW is putting on quite a show this year. The company is bringing in the first-ever BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo, and will be displaying the all-new M5, the all-new X4, and the first-ever X2 at its booth. That’s a lineup worth checking out—whether or not you can afford any of it. Its fellow German carmaker, Volkswagen, will display the Santana GTS, as well as new variants of the Santana and Lamando.
On the Japanese side, Honda will be showcasing the Civic Type R, the new BR-V, the City, and the CR-V. Isuzu will be showing off the ‘Luxe’ versions of its MU-X midsize SUV, as well as several variants of the D-Max and its modernized PUV lineup. Toyota will have the TJ Cruiser off-road concept in attendance, and Suzuki will display the all-new Swift, Dzire, and Vitara.
Mazda will be flaunting the new and improved MX-5 and the 6 midsize sedan—entries we’ve reported, though the carmaker has yet to reveal their price tags. Mitsubishi will have the Xpander, the Montero Sport, the Strada, and the Mirage G4 on display, as well as its e-Evolution concept. Then there’s Nissan with the Terra, the Navara, the X-Trail, and the Leaf electric vehicle.
Rounding out the carmakers’ display vehicles is Jaguar with the E-Pace and the F-Pace, and Land Rover with the Discovery and the new Range Rover Velar. Pickup truck fans will be happy to know that the SsangYong Musso will be present for PIMS 2018, too.
The biennial motor show will be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from October 24 to 28, 2018. Be sure to drop by, because there’s definitely something for everybody this year.