- May 29, 2023
Car shows took a hit because of the pandemic, but they’re now coming back. Just last April, the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) returned after having been paused by the pandemic. Now, it’s the Philippine International Motor Show‘s turn.
The eighth edition of PIMS will be held from September 15 to 18 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. PIMS usually takes place every two years. The last PIMS was in 2018, while the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), the highly anticipated event will bring together the country’s biggest auto manufacturers and distributors who will showcase their latest vehicles and cutting-edge technologies.
“Despite the challenges, we are positive that the industry is on its way to revival and recovery as evidenced by the double digit growth in the past month with an 18.4% increase in vehicle sales year-to-date. Currently, we are almost at 57% of our annual industry target,” said CAMPI President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez.
The theme for this year’s show is “Mobility + Humanity: Innovating for the Common Good” and will focus on introducing innovations that will provide safer, more efficient, and sustainable mobility to the people.
Here’s what you can expect from PIMS 2022:
13 automotive brands—including Hyundai
PIMS is bringing together 13 of the top automotive brands including long-term partners BMW, Foton, Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, and Toyota.
New members include Chery, Geely, and Hyundai.
Like previous editions of PIMS, the motor show will feature exclusive car launches and car displays in the brand booths and daily presentations of the country’s leading auto manufacturers. In addition, spectators and guests can look forward to test driving some of the latest vehicles in the market from participating brands.
Drive home the car of your dreams
This year, Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) is the exclusive auto financing partner and diamond sponsor of the motor show. During the four-day event, BPI Auto Loan will have on-site offerings that will help you easily drive home the car of your dreams.
Free shuttle service
As the official mobility partner, Foton will be providing three modernized jeepneys as shuttle service during PIMS 2022. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the shuttles will ferry guests free of charge between two pickup points: World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center.
There’s also a place for aftermarket retail booths in PIMS 2022. Special parts and service appointments will be offered, and several car clubs will hold car meets during the duration of the motor show.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue for P200 each, with the first 1,000 ticket buyers getting a 50% discount every show day. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.