The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is one of the most anticipated events of the first quarter of the year. This event always tickles the fancy of many enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Several brands will be showcasing the best and shiniest hunks of well sculpted steel, and it has the Philippine motoring community excited.
Happening from April 4 to April 7 in the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the event will be the stomping ground of the newest concepts and models that will hopefully grace the streets of Manila as soon as possible.
As you can see our excitement is through the roof. The team responsible for organizing MIAS, Worldbex Services International, Inc., has sent us our media passes for the show and after writing article after article about new and upcoming models, the team’s anticipation is at an all time high. So we’ve compiled an easy list for what we can –and want to– expect from the international show.
If you look at a Stinger, it is the most un-Kia-like Kia that you could ever dream of owning. However it seems that dream may turn into a reality, as Kia PH has been teasing us with cloth and containers that hide its newest models from the public eye. Would MIAS make for the perfect backdrop? Hopefully, yes.
The German brand confirms that a new 5-Series is upon us. BMW fans as usual, will be calm and cool about this new car, but not us, we’re very very excited.
Jeep came with a new model for 2019 in a launch event for the media. The Jeep Wrangler comes updated with subtle changes over its previous generation. As well as a few modern touches in the form of a 2.0L turbo engine. We could expect to see this unit in all its glory at MIAS 2019.
The Cherokee too will see the light of day in MIAS. It debuted in the Detroit Auto Show late-2017, and could be making an appearance in the World Trade Center.
The A-Class Hatchback could also make an appearance in the auto show. The launch event back in 2018 got us excited about the updates to the A-Class. Perhaps a sedan version of this hatchback with a long wheel base will make its rounds on the trade hall’s floor? Perhaps.
Chevy confirms Camaro –repeat– Chevy confirms Camaro.
Oh and a Corvette as well.
MG Live! Is happening in MIAS 2019. The brand isn’t launching a car, but it’s making some big noise promoting its models. Catch live bands and test drives in their advertised event.
AVID reported a 12.1% increase in April 2019's sales output and forecasts to keep the pace up.
Volkswagen is showcasing the Santana GTS and Lavida at this year’s Mabuhay Germany trade fair.
Toyota will be holding an HEV Conference on May 29, 2019 to increase people’s awareness toward the cumulative benefits of hybrid cars.