PIMS 2014: The cars you should see at the biennial motor show (Part 1)

Do not miss these vehicle displays
by Tracy Carpena | Sep 19, 2014

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes when you visit the 5th Philippine International Motor Show, which is open until this Sunday (September 21). Each booth has something interesting on display--and that excludes the after-sales and technology pavilion.

So, we round up some of the cars that you should see up close and personal.


Volkswagen Golf GTI at PIMS 2014

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Volkswagen Golf GTI

Simon Loasby, VW China's design director, sketched the Golf during the German carmaker's presentation. Then the  carmaker unveiled the hatchback on the motor show's second day. Check it out.

(Read: I asked Volkswagen China's design director to draw a modern jeepney)


Peugeot 508 Hybrid4

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Peugeot 508 Hybrid4

This hybrid midsize sedan touts a fuel economy of more than 30km/L.

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Suzuki Ertiga at PIMS

Suzuki Ertiga

During the Japanese carmaker's presentation, its host asked seven of its models to get inside the multipurpose vehicle. Would you and six of your friends check out the roominess of the Ertiga?

(Read: The new Suzuki Ertiga has landed)


Mercedes-Benz C-Class at PIMS

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Recently launched by the German carmaker in the Philippines, the fourth-generation C-Class has a bigger trunk space of 480L.

(Read: The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is here)


Nissan X-Trail at PIMS

Nissan X-Trail

The third-generation X-Trail will hit showrooms come November. No longer as boxy as its predecessor, the all-new compact SUV now sports a modern appearance.

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Isuzu MU-X at PIMS

Isuzu MU-X

You've seen the specs and the prices. Hold your judgment and check out the Japanese truckmaker's latest offering.

(Read: Isuzu PH finally replaces Alterra with MU-X)


Mazda Miata at PIMS

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Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition

Only 25 units of this sports car were allocated to the Philippines, which makes it a rare gem. Grab your chance to personally see one at PIMS.

(Read: Mazda PH hands over 15 units of 25th-anniversary Miatas to owners)

Photos by Mark Jesalva (except the Volkswagen Golf GTI by Mikko David)

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