MANILA: So it’s that time of the year when all the auto-buffs get geared up for the biggest auto show in the country – The Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) 2016. Well, not only is the auto fraternity excited but it’s a great platform for potential buyers and also for the masses to catch a glimpse of the thriving Filipino auto market. The 6th edition of the PIMS kick started today at the World Trade Center at Metro Manila and things couldn’t get better. With the largest presence of auto manufacturers and distributors under one roof showcasing the latest technologies and advancement in automobiles, the theme of the event ‘Steer The Future’ fits perfectly to the occasion.
Now, in case you managed to miss something or couldn’t attend this grand event, not to worry as we bring you all that has happened on Day 1 in one consolidated article. So, keep reading below to check out how day 1 at PIMS 2016 unfolded!
The newly introduced crossover from Honda that is grabbing a lot of attention in Asian markets, finally got launched in Philippines today
This 7-seater crossover/MPV can be a great family drive and can also take on non-tarmac terrains with ease
Honda’s reliable 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine planted under its hood can generate 117PS of peak power along with 146Nm of maximum torque, the automatic CVT gearbox makes driving easy
Its modern styling with a bold stance will attract a lot of young buyers
Available in two variants: The 1.5 S CVT is priced at PhP 1,000,000 and 1,5 V CVT Navi, can be yours at PhP 1,150,000
This came as a surprise to Philippines as Isuzu decided to showcase the latest D-Max just before the PIMS 2016
Isuzu showcased the powerful double-cab four-door D-Max the PIMS 2016
On the looks of it, this pick-up looks quite premium with a dash of chrome and LED daytime running lights
Power generated under its hood comes from a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that can churn out 163 PS of power along with 380 Nm of torque
With a stretched wheelbase that leads to spacious interiors and a huge loading bed, it’s a perfect machine to do multitasking
Available in multiple variants and colour scheme, prices for the D-Max start from PhP 1,140,000 for the base 4x2 manual transmission variant
Our view of the PIMS 2016 Day 1:
The inaugural day of this massive auto show turned out to be quite successful. With a lot of launches taking place that included popular cars such as the Honda BR-V and sports machines like the mighty Nissan GT-R, visitors had a blast at Day 1 of PIMS 2016. With 17 manufacturers taking part in the five day long show, each day is going to be exciting and fun filled for all the attendees.
So even if you are not present at the event to catch hold of all the excitement, you can always rely on us as we bring you day by day coverage of all the important events that will take place at the PIMS 2016. Till then, keep watching this space for more.