The latest and greatest vehicles on display

The Philippines International Motor Show (PIMS) is undoubtedly the main venue in this country, where automakers showcase their latest and greatest products, giving visitors a glimpse of the future. hybrid of the Philippine mobility industry, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki Philippines Inc., and so on.

While the supposed biennial event didn’t take place two years ago, all thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the auto industry is finally getting back on its feet this year to finally host the event. the country’s leading auto event.

The Philippine Chamber of Automobile Manufacturers (Campi) has chosen to focus on the theme “Mobility + Humanity: Innovation for the Common Good”, representing the ever-changing landscape of transportation in the country today. now.

This year, the recently launched Geely, Chery and Hyundai joined the Campi ranks, alongside longtime members such as Toyota, Suzuki, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda and BMW exhibiting their brands at PIMS this year. Here is a list of what participants reported:

Suzuki introduces Ertiga hybrid. Joining the mild hybrid vehicle group is Suzuki Philippines Inc., which has launched its first hybrid vehicle in the form of the refreshed Ertiga Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV).

Powering the Ertiga MPV is a 1.5-liter K15B four-cylinder engine that is paired with a lithium-ion battery and an integrated starter alternator, which functions as an engine and generator that collects electrical energy. during braking and store energy in the battery. Along with the launch, this means we can expect Suzuki to launch more electric models in the future.

Toyota offers a diverse lineup. Industry leader Toyota Motor Philippines has equipped its booth with a wide range of vehicles, from hybrids like Camry, Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross and RAV4 to sports cars like GR Supra, GR Yaris and the recently launched GR86.

In addition to commercial vehicles such as the LiteAce, recently launched Toyota mobility solutions also appear in PIMS, offering mobility solutions such as KintoOne and myToyota Shuttle.

Isuzu introduces commercial vehicles. Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) highlights its PIMS position with a wide range of passenger vehicles, as well as utility vehicles that can meet the needs of customers.

Along with D-Max and mu-X, Traviz and N-series were also introduced at the event, catering to small and medium businesses. IPC reports that the Traviz, which can travel 1,063 km on a full tank of gas, has sold more than 10,000 units just two years after its launch.

In addition to giving visitors a test drive of its products, IPC also showcases its after-sales program, which includes Isuzu Vehicle Condition Reports, Fleet Programs, Parts Support and Eco Training- Drive.

Nissan is electrifying its range. Nissan Philippines Inc. introduced its latest electric vehicle (EV) models, featuring the new Livina pickup truck, Kicks e-Power, as well as the hugely popular Leaf electric.

While Kicks e-Power gives you a feel for what an electric motor is, the Leaf offers a full EV experience that PIMS visitors can test drive alongside the rest of the Nissan lineup.

The Mitsubishi Ralliart is making a comeback. Ralliart is a name synonymous with Mitsubishi’s racing heritage; one that was born and honed on the toughest and dirtiest roads in the world, thanks to its participation in the Dakar Rally and World Rally Championships. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) brought back the iconic name as trim for the Strada and Montero Sport, complete with fenders, bumpers, decals and floor mats.

MMPC also announced that it will participate in the 27th Asia Cross Country Race with a modified Strada built for the 2,000 km cross country run.

Honda introduces the next generation BR-V and HR-V RS. Honda Cars Philippines Inc. introduced Honda Connect technology and the Honda Sensing security suite, allowing customers to connect to their cars with their smartphones and make their cars safer.

With the new range, Honda plans to make the Honda Sensing safety suite a standard feature on all models, with the addition of a new sporty HR-V RS as well as a preview of the next-generation BR-V. will be officially released. released in the future.

Kia showcased the EV6 in preview. Kia Philippines joins the electric car competition with a preview of the EV6, an electric vehicle that has received rave reviews from fellow automotive journalists around the world. It will be sold for “under 4 million pesos”, after its official launch in 2023.

The EV6 GT-Line is equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery that produces 229 hp and can travel a distance of 500 km on a single charge. Charging options for the EV6 will include a cable control box in the Kia, a wall charger that will be included with the EV6 as standard. The launch follows Kia’s announcement during the brand’s 2021 relaunch that it will bring electric vehicles to the country.

Hyundai launches Ioniq 5 EV and Creta SUV. Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., now under the umbrella of the Korean automaker, will make its debut at this year’s PIMS following its Campi membership. The Korean automaker introduced the Ioniq 5 EV and confirmed that the EV will arrive on the Philippine coast in January 2023. Next to the Ioniq 5 EV is the new Creta SUV.

Mazda introduces new MX-5 MCP, CX-8 AWD. To celebrate the company’s longstanding relationship with the Miata Club of the Philippines, Mazda Philippines has released the silk cover of an MX-5 special edition, dubbed the Miata Club of the Philippines 25 Anniversary Edition (for know the full name), will be released. limited run to automatic and manual variants priced at P2,250,000 and P2,300,000 respectively.

Mazda Philippines also launched the new CX-8 AWD Exclusive, with new exterior changes such as a new metal grille, new 19-inch alloys, larger exhaust outlets as well as chrome trim on the front bumper. Mazda’s i-Activsense safety kit will also be standard equipment for the CX-8.

Chery offers the new Tiggo 8 Pro. The United Asia Automotive Group Inc. is prompted by the achievement of the Tiggo 8. And it launched a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged version, now producing 254 hp and 390 Nm of torque, combined with a 7-speed DCT engine. This version sits between the 1.6T-GDI and PHEV variants with a price tag of P1,945,000.

BMW unveils electrified iX. BMW Philippines is presenting its PIMS booth with the iX electric SUV, which was launched in May last year. This electric SUV is equipped with a single-speed electric motor, producing 326 hp and 630 Nm of torque and can reach a range of up to 425 km. IX joins competitors like the new M5 as well as the new 2 Series to represent PIMS 2022.

There are also aftermarket retail outlets at PIMS including Autoline MotorSports, Centro Manufacturing Corp., Consumer Care Products, Inc., Digicars Auto Trading, Europlates Euro Car Accessories Inc., Forceworks Inc., Halden Galway, JNY Global Resources Inc., Nature Joe’s , Otium Health Care Co., Autoportal Inc., Power Equipment & Materials Inc., Shop4Fun, Sta.Lucia Global Marketing Inc., Swak-Dito, Thunder Automotive Parts Inc. (ACDelco PH) and TPL Industrial Sales Corp., located in the booth of the World Trade Center.

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