What to expect at first-ever virtual Manila International Auto Show

Updated Dec 16, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Online showgoers are in for a treat.

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

2021 Changan Alsvin front shot

Changan Alsvin

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.

>>> Related: Changan PH announces specs, pricing for introductory models

Chery

2020 Chery Tiggo 8 front profile

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

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

Hyundai Philippines is showcasing its stellar vehicle lineup with fresh mobility options, under the ‘CONNEXT’ banner.

Nissan

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

2020 Subaru XV front profile

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.

>>> Related: 2020 Subaru Forester, XV available with MIAS-exclusive deals

Suzuki

2020 Suzuki Spresso front profile

Suzuki S-Presso

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

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

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

2020 Jeep Gladiator front profile

Jeep Gladiator

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

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

2020 Ram 1500 pickup

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

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

2021 Geely Okavango

Geely Okavango

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.

MG

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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

Chevrolet Philippines is also participating at the first-ever virtual MIAS. The brand will showcase its latest vehicle lineup including the Trax Premier.

BMW

BMW Philippines will highlight its latest vehicle offerings at this year’s MIAS, which includes the 2 Series Gran Coupe.

There you have it. Those are the things you can expect at the first-ever virtual MIAS. Visit Philkotse.com to get more updates about the said auto show.

Martin Aguilar

Martin Aguilar

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Martin is the Content Editor of Philkotse. His love for cars first started when he got a remote-controlled toy as a birthday present. Then, Martin’s interest in cars was further developed through his family’s humble collection of Japanese cars.

Martin started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before joining Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

Aside from his interest in cars, Martin loves to read crime-thriller novels, play basketball in the virtual world, eat tapsilog, and go for random road trip adventures.

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