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The 19th Manila International Auto Show to bring many firsts

A total of 26 automakers will be participating at this year’s event

The country's annual biggest auto show will return with a twist. PHOTO FROM MANILA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Many have come to expect the usual from the annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). That’s all about to change this coming April, as the 19th installment of MIAS introduces one of the biggest firsts for the show: two venues.

Yes, the show will have a combined exhibition floor space of 41,000sq-m spread between World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center (both in Pasay City).

Now, one ticket worth P150 will allow access to both venues, alongside a free shuttle service at designated pick-up and drop-off points.

We're going to see a lot of new cars unveiled at this year's show. PHOTO FROM MANILA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

And here is the confirmed list of participating automakers, where 26 automakers will show off their latest and greatest to the public during the Mobility Marathon (27 if Omoda and Jaecoo are counted separately):

  • BAIC
  • Changan
  • Chery
  • Chevrolet
  • DAF
  • Dongfeng
  • Foton
  • GAC
  • GWM
  • Hongqi
  • Hyundai
  • Hycan
  • JAC
  • Jetour
  • JMC
  • Lynk & Co
  • Kinglong
  • MG
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Omoda & Jaecoo
  • Peugeot
  • Seres
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Weichai

There will also be a test-drive zone for those shopping for their next purchase.

The usual crowd favorites will also make a return. PHOTOS FROM MANILA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Apart from that, the Petron Custom Classic Car Competition will have participants duke it out for the “Best of Show” award. Alongside that, the Truck Zone will feature not only the usual commercial vehicles, but also big trucks, off-roaders, and camping rigs.

Of course, watch the renowned Russ Swift flaunt his trademark precision driving skills with the latest Subaru cars at the Russ Swift Stunt Show.

The event will take place on April 4-7 from 10am to 9pm. You can purchase your tickets through this website. See you there.

Sam Surla

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