Manila International Auto Show marks successful 2022 edition

120,000 car buyers and enthusiasts flocked to PH’s biggest annual motoring Event

The 2022 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) marked an exciting return to an onsite
format, attracting more than 120,000 visitors during its four-day run. MIAS was held from
April 7 to 10, 2022 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Leading car brands from the
The philippine auto industry took the opportunity to launch new models, conduct test drives,
and connect with customers in a way that’s only possible at a live auto show. Events like
auto shows provide the proper interaction and visceral experience that customers enjoy.
The opening day of the MIAS was marked by numerous vehicle launches. Changan launched
the new CS35 Plus SUV as part of its initiative to offer cars with premium safety and
convenience features at an affordable price. Chery revealed the all-new Tiggo 8 Pro 7-seat
midsize SUV, together with the Tiggo 5x Pro. Chevrolet unleashed the powerful new Tahoe
4×4 Z71, a full-size SUV with massive power and torque courtesy of a 5.3-liter V8. The
Trailblazer, Tracker, and a Red Hot Chevrolet Camaro RS coupe were also at the Chevrolet
booth. Foton launched the all-new Thunder 2.0 pickup, powered by a third-generation 2.0
diesel engineered and manufactured by Foton Motors, giving the truck a payload capacity
of up to 1 ton. GAC wowed MIAS visitors with the sleek Empow55 sports sedan powered by
a 2.0-liter engine and the second-generation GS8 SUV. MG Philippines housed its latest, the
HS SUV and upgraded MG 5 Core Plus Sedan at its elegant MG Concourse. The Concourse
was designed to visually transform into iconic locations such as London’s Piccadilly Circus
and Shanghai’s The Bund. Maserati displayed their uniquely sporty sedans and Levante
SUV. Mitsubishi featured the new Xpander MPV, with upgraded styling and a 1.5-liter MIVEC
engine. Xpander buyers at the MIAS got the chance to win mountain bikes or a family trip
to Boracay. Nissan showcased its technology at the MIAS, including its e-Power hybrid
electric drivetrain in the new Kicks, the all-electric Leaf hatchback, and the Intelligent
Mobility Suite in the limited-edition Navara Pro-4X. Peugeot marked a major event since
the brand’s relaunch under a new distributor. The French carmaker revealed the all-new
2008 SUV, powered by a turbocharged 1.2-liter mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission
with “quick shift” technology. Subaru launched the all-new BRZ sports car and 2022
Forester with the active safety package EyeSight 4.0. The Subaru BRZ and Forester were
put through their paces at the tire-scorching Russ Swift Stunt Show, which ran thrice daily
at the MIAS. Volvo showcased its range of electrified sedans and SUVs, including the XC60,
XC90, and S90 as part of its 2022 Boost Hybrid Range. Autohub displayed the iconic Vespa
scooter and Mini Countryman SUV. Autoplus amazed MIAS visitors with a trio of rarely-
seen race cars.
The MIAS Main Hall featured world-class booth displays from leading car companies,
accessory distributors, and enthusiast-oriented products. At the North Wing of the MIAS
were exhibitors of light to heavy-duty trucks, as well as accessories and equipment for an
outdoor-oriented lifestyle. The MIAS East Wing featured aftermarket and car-car vendors
highlighted by modified and custom-tuned vehicles. The MIAS outdoor area acted as a
launch site for test drives and a platform for the Subaru-Russ Swift Stunt Show.
The MIAS co-presenter BPI provided special deals on auto loans for interested buyers who
bought or reserved cars during the show. Leading fuel and lubes brand Petron, as MIAS co-
presenter, highlighted their products and services at a specially-constructed “gas station”
booth. Petron also presented the MIAS Custom and Classic Car Competition, which
attracted more than 40 entries from the country’s leading custom tuners and shops. A
competition and show organized by the European Mobile Media Association (EMMA) were
likewise well-attended, attracting more than 30 entries.
Mutt Motorcycles, a UK brand that merges vintage-bike styling and modern-bike
performance and reliability made their public debut at MIAS. Method Wheels, known for
high-performance off-roader wheels for race and street use, showed off it’s specially-
equipped vehicles at the MIAS lobby and North Wing. Porsche Design celebrated 50 years
of the firm founded by the grandson and namesake of Ferdinand Porsche, Ferdinand
Alexander “Butzi” Porsche. Automobile Association Philippines supported the MIAS with its
virtual driving station, and by holding its Driver of the Year Awards at MIAS.
Everything was awesome at the Lego lobby display, including a large-scale Ferrari 512M
a race car that took more than 480 hours to build and weighed 280kg. Lego also showed
brick replicas of iconic SUVs and motorbikes alongside their real-life counterparts.
The 2022 MIAS featured more than 200 cars and trucks, over two dozen motorcycles, and
more than 100 exhibitors. The total covered area of the 2022 MIAS was about 20,000
square meters, with an additional 7000 square meters of outdoor space for displays, test
drives, and the stunt show.
“Worldbex Services International is glad to announce that we were able to surpass our
performance targets for the recently concluded 2022 Manila International Auto Show
(MIAS) held at the World Trade Center last weekend. We welcomed some 120,000 visitors
during the four-day event, despite logistical challenges and restrictions brought about by
the pandemic, episodes of rainy weather, and heavy traffic around the area. Almost all the
car brands reported very high numbers in terms of reservations and inquiries. We look
forward to progressing back to normal and holding the 2023 MIAS sometime around April,”
said Jill Ang, Managing Director, Worldbex Services International.
The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is organized by Worldbex Services
International. For inquiries and concerns, you may visit or
reach them at +63 8656 9239 and email

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