Day 1: Everything That Happened At PIMS 2016

  • Sep 14, 2016

MANILA: So it’s that time of the year when all the auto-buffs get geared up for the biggest auto show in the country – The Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) 2016. Well, not only is the auto fraternity excited but it’s a great platform for potential buyers and also for the masses to catch a glimpse of the thriving Filipino auto market. The 6th edition of the PIMS kick started today at the World Trade Center at Metro Manila and things couldn’t get better. With the largest presence of auto manufacturers and distributors under one roof showcasing the latest technologies and advancement in automobiles, the theme of the event ‘Steer The Future’ fits perfectly to the occasion.

Now, in case you managed to miss something or couldn’t attend this grand event, not to worry as we bring you all that has happened on Day 1 in one consolidated article. So, keep reading below to check out how day 1 at PIMS 2016 unfolded!


The Mighty GT-R Finally Arrives In Philippines

Nissan GT-R

After a delay of almost a year, Nissan finally took the curtains off from its flagship sports car

  • Powered by a monstrous 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 petrol engine churning out 570 PS of peak power for the standard variant, while the NISMO takes power up to 608 PS

  • Its sophisticated all-wheel-drive (AWD) mechanism along with a spontaneous dual clutch shifter can put many exotic sports cars to shame

  • You will have to shell out PhP 7,350,000 to get the GT-R parked at your garage

Honda Fans Rejoice As BR-V Gets Launched at PIMS 2016

Honda BR-V

  • The newly introduced crossover from Honda that is grabbing a lot of attention in Asian markets, finally got launched in Philippines today

  • This 7-seater crossover/MPV can be a great family drive and can also take on non-tarmac terrains with ease

  • Honda’s reliable 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine planted under its hood can generate 117PS of peak power along with 146Nm of maximum torque, the automatic CVT gearbox makes driving easy
    Its modern styling with a bold stance will attract a lot of young buyers

  • Available in two variants: The 1.5 S CVT is priced at PhP 1,000,000 and 1,5 V CVT Navi, can be yours at PhP 1,150,000

Straight From The Future: BMW i8 Launched At PIMS 2016

BMW i8

  • Pegged to be the future of sports cars in the world, the striking i8 gets launched in Philippines today

  • Designed to mesmerize, while being loaded to the brim with hybrid technology, i8 grabbed a lot of attention at the show

  • With power coming from two sources i.e. a 1.5-litre engine and an electric motor it can deliver combined power figures of 362 PS of power and 569 Nm of torque

  • The i8 is on display at the BMW pavilion till 18 September 2016

BMW Launches At PIMS 2016


  • A new potent diesel variant gets added to the X1 line-up for Philippines

  • With its long wheelbase, short overhangs and an impressive silhouette combined with an all new engine X1 can now cater to a variety of customers

  • Under the hood is a new TwinPower turbo four cylinder diesel mill that can generate 190PS of power and 400Nm of torque

  • The eight-speed automatic transmission makes driving a breeze delivering impressive fuel economy of 20kmpl

  • Price of this all new variant stands at PhP 3,290,000


Stylish And Sporty Mazda CX-3 Showcased at PIMS 2016

Mazda CX-3

  • After being launched just ahead of the PIMS 2016, Mazda showcased the all popular CX-3 crossover

  • This stylish yet sporty crossover from Mazda will be an import from Japan

  • Powered by a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G engine which can belt out 148PS of power coupled with 192Nm of peak torque

  • Mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, it is made available in two drive modes Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive

  • Prices start with PhP 1,280,000 for the FWD Pro while FWD Sport will demand PhP 1,380,000 and it goes all the way up at PhP 1,480,000 for the top spec CX-3

Latest Generation 2017 Isuzu D-Max Showcased at PIMS 2016

Isuzu D-MAX

  • This came as a surprise to Philippines as Isuzu decided to showcase the latest D-Max just before the PIMS 2016

  • Isuzu showcased the powerful double-cab four-door D-Max the PIMS 2016

  • On the looks of it, this pick-up looks quite premium with a dash of chrome and LED daytime running lights

  • Power generated under its hood comes from a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that can churn out 163 PS of power along with 380 Nm of torque

  • With a stretched wheelbase that leads to spacious interiors and a huge loading bed, it’s a perfect machine to do multitasking

  • Available in multiple variants and colour scheme, prices for the D-Max start from PhP 1,140,000 for the base 4x2 manual transmission variant

Our view of the PIMS 2016 Day 1:

The inaugural day of this massive auto show turned out to be quite successful. With a lot of launches taking place that included popular cars such as the Honda BR-V and sports machines like the mighty Nissan GT-R, visitors had a blast at Day 1 of PIMS 2016. With 17 manufacturers taking part in the five day long show, each day is going to be exciting and fun filled for all the attendees.

So even if you are not present at the event to catch hold of all the excitement, you can always rely on us as we bring you day by day coverage of all the important events that will take place at the PIMS 2016. Till then, keep watching this space for more.


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