THE 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) will treat this year’s visitors to an exclusive tour of the local motoring history with an exhibit of 12 iconic vehicles to highlight this year’s theme Progress in Motion.
Organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI), the country’s premiere automotive exhibition will showcase a rare collection of automobiles from the 1950s to the 2010s that shaped the automotive landscape of the country in the last 60 years.
The retrospective exhibit titled Progress in Motion: The Evolution of Philippine Automotive Industry will be a feast for the eyes of car enthusiasts of all ages as they relish at the sight of 12 fully restored and mint-conditioned vehicles that represent six decades of automotive trends in the country. From a classic Mercedes Benz and a Volkswagen Beetle from the 1950s and 1960s, Toyota Sprinter from the 1970s, the Mitsubishi Lancer Box Type from the 80s, the Mazda Miata, Kia Pride, Honda Civic Hatchback, BMW 3 Series, Peugeot 205GT, and Isuzu Hi-Lander from the 90s up to the more modern Suzuki Swift and Nissan 370z that represent the millennial decade, the display will surely be a nostalgic trip to automotive memory lane for this year’s visitors.
The 5th PIMS will also feature an elaborate After-Sales Exhibit—another first for the highly anticipated motoring event slated on September 18 to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
The After-Sales Exhibit is where participating brands will showcase their latest products and services, as well as exclusive offers that will allow customers to have the best possible ownership experience. The exhibit will showcase packages on vehicle upgrades, repair services, and quality genuine parts for different vehicle models, old and new alike.
“Some new buyers missed out on the importance of After-Sales Support,” says CAMPI President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez. “Through the After-Sales Exhibit, we would like to show our customers that we’re more than about selling cars.
Rather, our goal is to have an ongoing relationship with our customers, and to be able to provide them with the best after-sales support and experience.”
Bigger than ever, the 5th PIMS continues to surprise its visitors with innovative 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.
“This year, PIMS will celebrate the motoring industry’s continuous progress and more so, the positive changes that the industry brings to our consumers and to the country’s economic standing,” Atty. Gutierrez concluded.
The 16 top automotive brands participating this year include: BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.