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Floor plan shows final list of MIAS 2020 exhibitors

Will your favorite car brands be present at the show?

The 2020 Manila International Auto Show is happening on April 2 to 5, so be sure to mark your physical and digital calendars if you’re looking to check out some of the latest cars set to enter our market. And if you’re wondering which automotive brands will have a presence at this year’s event, below is the final floor plan of the show as provided to us by MIAS organizer Alvin Uy.

Hyundai has the largest display area (680sq-m). IMAGE FROM WORLDBEX

Hyundai leads the list of exhibitors with the largest display area, followed by Subaru, Kia and Nissan. Next in terms of booth size are Ford, Suzuki, the TCCCI (The Covenant Car Company, Inc.) tandem of Chevrolet and MG, and Jeep. The rest are Chery, Maxus, Geely, GAC, Renault Samsung, Peugeot, Volkswagen, JAC, Foton and Shelby (indicated as Autohub). If you bothered to count, there will be a total of six Chinese car brands (excluding MG, which we still consider as British even if its products are Chinese-made).

As expected, the big guns (Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda and Isuzu) from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines are missing, although Nissan and Suzuki are thankfully making an appearance. We were told that Mitsubishi had originally planned on exhibiting but backed out at the last minute after finding the booth assigned to it a little too small (or maybe the Japanese automaker couldn’t bring in what it wanted to show off?).

Just outside the main exhibition hall is the North Wing lot, which will be showcasing commercial vehicles.

Those who dig commercial vehicles will like this area. IMAGE FROM WORLDBEX

A significant change to this year’s MIAS is that the previous tent area for the aftermarket exhibitors will no longer be part of the event as the place is currently undergoing reconstruction. Replacing it will be the PICC Forum just across the World Trade Center—about 300m of walk.

“It’s a very exciting but challenging year for MIAS as the general mood for the auto industry is not very upbeat due to recent local and global events,” Uy said. “But in times like this, we have to make car shows work to revitalize our automotive economy. It’s also exciting to see many new brands making their debut at the show.”

Excited? Ticket price per adult is still P100, with a 20% discount extended to senior visitors. See you there.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.