The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is one of the anticipated events of car enthusiasts. However, the organizer of the annual motor show was forced to postpone the event due to the threat brought upon by the COVID-19 virus. The original date of the 2020 MIAS was supposed to be held last April.
After months of waiting, the organizer of MIAS, Worldbex Services International (WSI), found a way on how to save this year’s auto show by maximizing the digital platform. As such, this year’s MIAS will give showgoers a different and unique online experience.
Several local car brands will be participating in the online MIAS show this year. With that, here are the things to expect at the first-ever virtual Manila International Auto Show.
Changan Philippines is one of the newest players in the local market. As such, it will be showing off its model lineup at the virtual auto show. Expect to see the Alsvin, which is Changan’s challenger in the subcompact sedan segment.
Chery Tiggo 8
Chery Auto Philippines will also be flexing its full model lineup except for the Tiggo 7. Why is that? Well, Chery wants to give you a sneak peek of its upcoming car, the Tiggo 7 Pro.
Foton Philippines joins the long list of car brands that will be participating at the 2020 virtual MIAS. Foton will be virtually bringing its full model lineup.
Hyundai Philippines is showcasing its stellar vehicle lineup with fresh mobility options, under the ‘CONNEXT’ banner.
Nissan Philippines joins the virtual auto show along with its full model lineup. The brand will also be highlighting the LEAF, an electric vehicle (EV).
Subaru XV GT Edition
Subaru Philippines will show its full model lineup at the 2020 MIAS Wired. Expect to see the Forester, the XV, and a whole lot more. Moreover, Subaru Philippines is offering special promos that are exclusively available at the virtual auto show.
The list of car brands in this year’s MIAS continues with Suzuki Philippines. The Japanse brand is expected to highlight its cars that include the XL7, S-Presso, the updated Ertiga, Dzire, and Jimny.
Jaguar Philippines will have a virtual appearance at the 2020 MIAS. The brand is expected to highlight the I-Pace EV, and the F-Type.
Land Rover Philippines is expected to make its presence felt virtually at the 2020 MIAS. It will be showcasing the Defender that’s equipped with a diesel engine. Land Rover is also expected to highlight the Range Rover Plug-in Hyrbid Electric Vehicle.
Jeep Philippines is all set to showcase the Gladiator, Renegade, and the Compass at the virtual MIAS. Of note, the 2020 Compass is being offered with a Php 365,000 cash discount this month.
Dodge Philippines will also be joining this year’s MIAS. The brand will be virtually showing the Charger, and the Challenger (Scat Pack & SRT Hellcat).
Ram 1500 pickup truck
Ram Philippines is ready to show its commanding presence at the virtual 2020 MIAS. The brand will virtually showcase the Ram 1500 full-size pickup truck. Moreover, Ram could be bringing in the TRX, which is a brute pickup truck that comes with 702 hp.
Mercedes-Benz Philippines will virtually present its model lineup. We could also expect that the brand will highlight the GLA and GLB crossover vehicles.
Geely Philippines will be in the virtual 2020 MIAS along with the Coolray, Azkarra, and the Okavango. The Geely Okavango is Geely Philippines’ latest vehicle offering. It comes with a seven-seater capacity as well as a 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine.
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MG Philippines will join the online fun at the 2020 MIAS. Expect the brand to highlight the entire fleet of its model lineup including the MG5.
Chevrolet Philippines is also participating at the first-ever virtual MIAS. The brand will showcase its latest vehicle lineup including the Trax Premier.
BMW Philippines will highlight its latest vehicle offerings at this year’s MIAS, which includes the 2 Series Gran Coupe.