5th Philippine International Motor Show looks back to six decades of auto history

The 5th Philippines International Motor Show (PIMS) will feature an exclusive tour of the local motoring history with an exhibit of 12 iconic vehicles to highlight this year’s theme, ‘Progress in Motion.’

It will be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay from Sept. 18 to 21 and is organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI).

The show will have a retrospective exhibit titled, “Progress in Motion: The Evolution of Philippine Automotive Industry” featuring 12 fully restored vehicles that represent the six decades of automotive trends in the country.

From a classic Mercedes Benz and a Volkswagen Beetle from the 1950’s and 1960’s, Toyota Sprinter from the 1970’s, the Mitsubishi Lancer Box Type from the 80’s, the Mazda Miata, Kia Pride, Honda Civic Hatchback, BMW 3 Series, Peugeot 205GT and Isuzu Hi-Lander from the 90’s up to the more modern Suzuki Swift and Nissan 370z.

The 5th PIMS will also have an After-Sales Exhibit where participating brands will showcase their latest products and services. It will also have exclusive offers that will give the customers the best possible ownership experience. Moreover, the exhibit will also feature packages on vehicle upgrades, repair services and genuine parts.

CAMPI says the 5th PIMS is “bigger than ever” with exhibits from the largest gathering of car manufacturers moving together towards the country’s increased mobility and economic growth.

“The main motivator in the success of previous Philippine International Motor Shows is its function to show the country that the automotive industry works as one in promoting progress. Our strength lies in the bond among the 16 automotive brands working for the common goal which is the triumph of the industry,” said CAMPI President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez.

The 16 automotive brands participating this year include: BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen.

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