Guess what's making a comeback on-ground this 2022? Yes, it's the most anticipated car show event in the Philippines: the Manila International Auto Show!
But it isn't your typical car show—there's so much to see and enjoy. Before the pandemic, auto enthusiasts and industry professionals all over the country came together every year to see the latest models from top car makers and distributors in the Philippines, test drive different cars, and participate in other exciting activities.
For the 2022 edition, the World Trade Center in Pasay City opens its doors once again to the Manila Auto Show participants amid the easing of quarantine restrictions in the country.
We can't help getting thrilled at what's in store for every car aficionado! Looking at its activity lineup, it definitely has the potential to excite and impress car lovers.
What is Manila International Auto Show?
For the uninitiated, the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is the largest annual motoring and driving event in the Philippines. The car show is so big that it accommodates around 142,000 visitors and displays 400 vehicles in an expansive 33,000-sqm show area.
Now on its 17th year, the Manila International Auto Show 2022 carries “Setting Gears in Motion” as its theme. The event runs for three days (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) from April 7 to 10, 2022.
Manila International Auto Show 2022: 7 Exciting Activities to Enjoy
Still thinking twice about going to this year's auto show? We're giving you several reasons to drive to the event this 2022.
1. Feast Your Eyes on the Latest Car Models
Just like the previous MIAS editions, automotive fans in the Philippines can look forward to the public debut of latest car models (and car show models to boot, if that's your thing) at the 2022 event.
Be among the first people to view brand-new cars from the largest automakers and dealers in the Philippines. Expect the hottest and head-turning rides from Subaru, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Volvo, and more.
Among the vehicles on display at the Manila International Auto Show is the Changan CS75 Plus, a compact SUV that's one of the Chinese automaker's pioneering models.
Sports car fans won't be disappointed, too. The iconic Nissan GT-R and 370Z and Maserati Quattroporte, as well as the high-performance ride Subaru BRZ, are gracing the car show area.
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2. Be Amazed at the Lego Exhibit of Jeep Wrangler
Lego fans, both kids and the kids-at-heart, shouldn't miss the iconic toy manufacturer's special exhibit at the Manila International Auto Show.
Love the off-road king Jeep Wrangler? Lego will give you an exclusive look at its real-life and brick versions at the MIAS 2022. BMW and Ducati motorcycles are also on display at the Lego booth.
3. Snap IG-Worthy Shots of Toy Car Displays
Toy car fans will be in for a treat at the die-cast car model display, as it features cute and detailed mini versions of some of the well-loved cars then and now. Participants can also buy, sell, or trade die-cast car models among each other.
4. See Epic Car Club Displays
Taking car exhibits up a notch at the Manila International Auto Show are the stock and modified car displays by various car clubs in the Philippines at the World Trade Center Driveway.
5. Marvel at Custom and Classic Cars
Over 100 vintage and pimped-up cars will participate in the Petron-MIAS Custom and Classic Car Competition at the Manila International Auto Show.
Race cars like the Ferrari 488 Challenge and Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 are among the highlights of the competition.
Which cars will snag the most awards for creative car setup this year? Join the MIAS 2022 to find out. As a bonus, you can get to decide on which cars you like best!
6. Let Russ Swift's Stunt Show Blow You Away
As if the various car exhibits aren't impressive enough, the Manila International Auto Show 2022 will also mark the return of Russ Swift's awesome stunt performance.
The world-renowned British driver is a three-time Guinness World Record holder for stunt driving and precision driving. At the MIAS 2022, he'll drive the latest Subaru car models three times daily. It will surely get your adrenaline pumping. So don't miss it!
7. Test Drive Your Dream Car
Is there a particular car model you've been wanting to have but can't afford yet? Here's your chance to test drive your favorite car!
Outside the World Trade Center's main hall, some vehicles are available for test drives. See for yourself what it's like to drive a certain model, and if it's performance matches your expectations.
If you're planning to purchase a brand-new vehicle this year, then it's a great opportunity to test out the models you're considering and decide the best one to buy.
Manila International Auto Show FAQs
1. How much is the entrance fee/ticket price?
A MIAS ticket for a one-day pass costs ₱100 per person. There's an additional ₱20 convenience fee if you buy a ticket online through the MIAS website.
2. Where can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets online before you go to the MIAS venue. Simply register for an account first at register.worldbexevents.com. Then log in to your account and proceed with paying for your ticket via PayPal, Dragonpay, or GCash.
Alternatively, you may purchase tickets for the Manila International Auto Show 2022 on-site when you arrive at the World Trade Center.
3. What COVID-19 protocols should I observe?
The MIAS event organizers require participants to present their vaccination card upon entry. Also, remember to wear your face mask and practice social distancing at all times. Sanitizing your hand is also required.
4. Can I bring children to the car show event?
Yes, kids can tag along with you at the MIAS as long as they have proof of vaccination.
Note that only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed to enter the venue. Unvaccinated children, even if they're accompanied by vaccinated adults, won't be allowed to join the event.
5. Where can I park my car?
Parking space for MIAS participants is available at Macapagal Parking and Ipil-Ipil Parking.
Are you already excited to visit the Manila International Auto Show 2022? Good news: Everyone is welcome to join—car lovers or not—so you can come with your family or friends at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from April 7 to 10.
-  Manila International Auto Show official website
-  Changan CS75 Plus (Changan Philippines website)
- Photos from Manila International Auto Show Facebook page