Worldbex Services International, organizers of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), the country’s biggest annual motoring event has released the list of participating brands as the official countdown begins to the show which is slated to run April 3 to 6 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, MIAS will once again use up the entire WTC complex including the adjacent Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC). Unfortunately, because CAMPI is also slated to run their biennial Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) around mid this year, there are some conspicuously absent brands from this year’s MIAS.
The list of participants in this year’s MIAS is as follows:
- Autohub Group of Companies
- Great Wall Motors
- JAC Motors
- Jinbei Auto
- King Long
- Land Rover
- Tata Motors
Though the list is extensive in terms of brands, based on past MIAS, some featured brands will most likely be dealer displays only. These are the CAMPI brands: Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Mitsubishi, and Toyota.
In short, only Subaru, Ford, Peugeot, and Volkswagen as well as the Chinese brands will be supported straight on by their respective distributors. In fairness, Indian carmaker Tata Motors will hold their official brand launch at MIAS.
A source in the automotive industry (not connected with Worldbex) also pointed out that only three brands so far have elected to hold a launch program during the MIAS Press Day. This is likely: Ford, Subaru, and Tata.
That said, this year’s MIAS does now include several motorcycle brands: Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Kymco, Suzuki, and Yamaha.