The much-awaited annual motoring tradition that started in 2005 is now 12 years old, and remains to be the country's biggest car show. We're obviously talking about the Manila International Auto Show, which is once again being staged by Worldbex Services International from April 7 to 10 at World Trade Center in Pasay City.
And to entice you to visit MIAS this weekend, we'd like to share with you the highlight cars you need to see at each booth display.
Subaru has the biggest booth at this year's MIAS, with an area of 689sqm. The refreshed Forester is the brand's main attraction, complemented by the Viziv 2 concept vehicle.
Ford likewise has a large floor space with 662sqm. Taking center stage in its corner are the EcoSport Black Edition and the Everest 2.2L 4x2 with Premium Package.
Hyundai is back at MIAS after a few years of absence, this time owning a 651sqm booth. The star of its exhibit is the Veloster. Incidentally, there's also a separate 232sqm corner for Hyundai Trucks.
Tata clearly wants to make an impact with a 500sqm area, bringing its current product lineup (Manza, Vista, Indigo and Xenon) to the event.
Chevrolet occupies 459sqm of space, and has the Sail subcompact sedan as well as the Colorado 4x2 AT.
Next is Foton with a 419sqm booth. On display are the Toplander SUV and the Thunder pickup.
SsangYong makes official its return to the Philippine market with a 398sqm booth. Here, visitors may check out the Tivoli, the Korando and the Rodius.
Mitsubishi is also present with 297sqm of space. Aside from the new Montero Sport, on display are face-lifted versions of the Mirage, the Mirage G4 and the Lancer GTA.
Right next to the Japanese carmaker is Mercedes-Benz with exactly the same 297sqm booth area. Here can be found the A200 AMG, the B200 AMG, the CLA, the GLA and the G500.
Peugeot sits on a 265sqm space, and flaunts the 308 GTi.
Jaguar and Land Rover share a 230sqm booth. Visitors can see Jaguar's F-Type and XE, and Land Rover's Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.
Kia, meanwhile, has the spotlight on the all-new Sportage in its 150sqm corner.
Jeep also has a 150sqm presence at the show, featuring Sahara, Sport S and Sport variants of the Wrangler.
Finally, there's Great Wall exhibiting the Haval M4 crossover SUV at its 126sqm booth.
To help you better navigate MIAS 2016, below is a diagram of the floor plan of the main exhibition hall. Of course, classic and modified automobiles are scattered all around the other sections of the motor show. Be sure to also drop by the Top Gear Philippines booth at the lobby, and take selfies with our 2015 Car of the Year. See you there!
Photo by Drei Laurel