MIAS 2023: Highlights at the 4-day exhibit

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The first day of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2023 kicked off yesterday. And for those who missed the opening day, here are some of the highlights of the automotive expo.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What classic nameplates were displayed by Mitsubishi at the 2023 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS)?

    The classic nameplates that were displayed by Mitsubishi at MIAS 2023 are the Pajero and the Lancer.
  • What vehicle did Ford preview at MIAS 2023?

    During the first day of MIAS 2023, Ford previewed the next-gen Ranger Raptor.
  • Ford unleashes the next-gen Territory

    MIAS 2023 served as the perfect venue for the launch of the next-generation Ford Territory. The compact crossover, which has grown in stature and features, is offered in two variants: Titanium and Titanium X.

    next-gen territory 24

    That said, the Trend variant — pulled out by the local arm of the Blue Oval brand last year — is no longer offered.

    next-gen ranger raptor

    Ford Philippines also previewed the next-generation Ranger Raptor during the first day of the event, although the company has not confirmed when the variant will land on Philippine shores.

    Geely previews the GX3 Pro

    And while we’re on the topic of previews, Sojitz G Auto Philippines also wowed attendees after it teased one of its forthcoming models, the Geely GX3 Pro.

    geely gx3 pro

    Reportedly coming to the Philippines in mid-2023, the Geely Geely GX3 Pro is expected to compete against the likes of the Toyota Raize.

    Jetour presents Ice Cream EV

    Jetour, a brand that made its debut in MIAS 2023, showcased its offerings. The Ice Cream electric vehicle (EV) in particular, was immediately catching the attention of event-goers.

    jetour ice cream 1

    The Jetour Ice Cream EV is yet another addition to the growing list of available EVs on the market. It is also expected to become one of the most affordable options for early adopters, thanks to its P699,000-price tag.

    Peugeot teases e-2008

    Speaking of EVs, Peugeot — the famed automotive brand from France — previewed the e-2008 electric sport utility vehicle (SUV).

    peugeot e2008

    According to the Lion brand, the Peugeot e-2008 gives Filipino fans a glimpse of the marque’s upcoming electrification initiative for the market.

    GAC launches the Emkoo SUV

    GAC Motor Philippines, a company that is also operated locally by Astara, launched the Emkoo SUV.

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    The stylish and futuristic automobile is offered in two variants: GE and GL. They are priced at P1.413 million and P1.553 million, respectively.

    Alongside the GAC Emkoo was the Empow GE. The top-of-the-line GE variant features 18-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters, power-folding mirrors, and a full suite of advanced driving assist systems and safety features.

    Hyundai promises better EVs with Ioniq 6

    Hyundai Motor Philippines displayed the Ioniq 6 at the brand’s pavilion.

    hyundai ioniq 6

    The soon-to-be-retailed Hyundai Ioniq 6 will have a sticker price of around P4 million.

    ZS Nite Edition revealed by MG

    Not to be outdone, Morris Garages (MG) launched the ZS Nite Edition. The newest trim of the brand’s crossover SUV flaunts blacked-out appointments outside. It stickers for P1,018,888.

    Subaru showcases updated Evoltis

    Subaru, for its part, showcased the updated Evoltis. Priced at P3.78 million, the spruced-up iteration wears new appointments.

    updated subaru evoltis

    Mitsubishi flaunts 60th Anniversary Edition Xpander Cross

    Fans of the Three-Diamond brand were in for a treat as Mitsubishi revealed the 60th Anniversary Edition Xpander Cross. Built from the range-topping Xpander Cross, it dons special exterior equipment.

    60th anniv xpander cross

    Additionally, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Inc. showcased the classic Pajero and Lancer models in its booth.

    classic pajero classic lancer

    Gearheads may still visit aforementioned eye-candies as the motoring is until tomorrow (April 16).

    Photos from Juan Paulo Papa 

    Also read: 

    MIAS 2023: GWM flaunts Cannon pickup truck

    MIAS 2023: Ford PH launches latest initiative to boost ownership experience

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