• Campi set to open 5th Philippine International Motor Show

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    The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi), the country’s largest auto industry organization, said it will gather motoring industry players for the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) on September 18-21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

    The theme of the car show, “Progress in Motion,” serves as a platform to celebrate the local automotive industry’s exponential growth over the years.

    “This year’s PIMS will be a celebration of the country’s booming automotive industry. With more exhibits from the car manufacturers and distributors than any other motor show in the country, the 5th PIMS will serve as the launching pad for the members of Campi. It will complete the festivities with exhibits, family-friendly activities, brand presentations, and more. Expect the best and latest offerings from the 17 participating brands in PIMS,” Campi President Rommel Gutierrez said.

    The 5th PIMS is set to feature unique displays from the 17 participating brands namely BAIC, BMW, Daewoo, Honda, Isuzu, JEEP, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen.

    A newcomer to the Philippine automotive industry, the BAIC brand will be launched at the PIMS. The company said it will exhibit its best offers including the A1 Hatchback, A1 Sedan, A5 Senova, MZ40 and X424.

    BMW prepared an exquisite display of the BMW X family featuring the new, third-generation BMW X3. Keep an eye for the latest BMW X model to join the premium mid-size segment, which will be shown for the first time in PIMS.

    Daewoo will present its Bus Concept for Public Transportation, Leisure/Travel and Special Vehicles.

    Kia will display the new color variants of Kia Picanto, as well as the two-toned variant of Kia Soul. It will also launch Team Kia, where it joins forces with the country’s most popular sport, basketball.

    Meanwhile, Honda will reveal the smallest car in its product line, the All-New Honda Brio and Honda Brio Amaze.

    JEEP will demonstrate the remarkable off-road capabilities of the Grand Cherokee Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and the new Cherokee Trailhawk.

    Lexus will bring NX, its first entry into the luxury compact crossover segment. It has been conceived under the development concept of “Premium Urban Sports Gear” as an edgy, emotional design intended to appeal to new customers who lead urban and active lifestyles.

    Mazda will showcase the 25th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5, while Mercedes-Benz will showcase its latest New Generation Compact Cars, which includes the A-Class, B-Class, and in its first public debut, the new CLA-Class.

    Mitsubishi will also introduce its latest vehicle innovations with two concept cars, the GR HEV and CA MIEV. Other models to watch out for are the Pajero Dakar Rally Car, 2015 Pajero, and a preview of the All-New Outlander.

    Another anticipated launch at the PIMS will be the All-New Nissan X-Trail and other icons, Almera, Sylphy, Altima and the Patrol Super Safari.

    Suzuki will display its recently launched units, the Swift 1.2 and the seven-seater Life Utility Vehicle, Ertiga, as well as its big bikes; while Toyota will excite the motoring enthusiasts with the Toyota Fun-vii (vehicle, interactive, Internet), a 3-seat electric concept car heavily inspired by today’s smartphones. The car features a massive LED-screen exterior allowing a personalized display.

    Volkswagen will bring its most iconic vehicle that has inspired countless stories all over the world, the Beetle, as well as the Jetta Sport Edition.

    Isuzu, JMC and Peugeot will also display their latest designs, technologies and exclusive offers.

    Those interested about Campi and the 5th PIMS can visit www.campiauto.org and www.facebook.com/5thPIMS or contact Campi office at (02) 632-9733. Voltaire Palaña

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