Prime 10 PIMS Vehicles

The eighth Philippine Worldwide Motor Present, or PIMS, could also be over, however the influence the present has left is indelible. After lacking the 2020 version because of the pandemic, the general public is longing to see the shiny new sheetmetal again at PIMS’s World Commerce Heart Stomping Floor.

And the present didn’t disappoint. All 13 automobile manufacturers—three of which have been newly created CAMPI members (Hyundai, Geely and Cherry)—had one thing new or thrilling obtainable for demonstration or take a look at drives. Toyota, which launched most likely probably the most new automobiles this 12 months, did not reveal the all-new fashions at PIMS, however made up for it with a powerful array of eco-friendly hybrid fashions, thrilling performance-oriented automobiles. . Showcasing the GR lineup, and its industry-redefining Toyota Mobility Options.

Mazda additionally did not launch the all-new mannequin, but it surely had arguably probably the most spectacular bodily efficiency with its multi-level “waterfall” format that was strongly harking back to its efficiency on the Tokyo Motor Present. In the meantime, Foton showcased each lifestyle- and entrepreneur-inspired shows for its numerous business vehicles- punctuated by the enormous EST-A 6×4 tractor head, which reminded everybody of the Optimus Prime.

Pure electrical automobiles, hybrids of every kind, gasoline- or diesel-powered automobiles and vehicles, in practically each physique sort—they have been on PIMS 2022. For sure, the general public got here in massive numbers.

So which automobiles stole the present? I requested every member of Philstar Wheels The group—Ulysses Ang, Cup Maceda Aguila, Jacob Oliva, Vincent Villa, and I—to call every of our high 10 picks. We compiled our solutions, tabulated them, and listed here are the outcomes:

10. Honda BR-V

Named by three authors (Uly, Kap, and Vincent), the all-new Honda BR-V is a big improve in styling and options from its predecessor. We will not wait to check out Honda’s new subcompact 7-seat MPV and see how a lot it has improved.

9. Nissan Kicks E-Energy

In addition to receiving three votes from Jacob, Vincent and this author – out of a most of 5 (however with a better common rating than the BR-V), the Nissan Kicks e-Energy was some of the demanding take a look at drives. All through the occasion, car folks have been actually fascinated with Nissan’s distinctive new E-Energy EV know-how, which propels the automobile solely by way of electrical energy however makes use of a gasoline engine to cost the battery like a generator. This eliminates the necessity to plug the automobile in for recharging.


Equally garnering three votes (from me, Uli and Jakob), the futuristic BMW iX launched the Bavarian model’s interpretation of electrified dynamism. The totally electrical iX seems like an idea SUV, however you possibly can already drive it. Pure magic from Munich.

7. Honda HR-V RS

4 out of 5 writers (Yully, Kapp, Vincent, and I) voted for it, underscoring the quintessential goodness of Honda’s subcompact crossover. Not solely is the HR-V a stable automobile, however the availability of the RS variant provides it extra pleasure.

6. Cherry Tiggo 8 Professional 2.0 Turbo AWD

Not least from 4 of the 5 authors (Yully, Kap, Jacob, and I), the all-wheel drive Tiggo 8 Professional 2.0T continues to brush the 7-seat SUV section upwards when it comes to options, options. Is. and efficiency. It’s the icing on the cake that it seems much less elegant and conspicuous.

5. Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid

An enormous killer on the present and on this checklist, the stainless Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid captured hearts (and unanimous votes from all 5 group members) with its promise of inexpensive hybrid dynamics. Suzuki was cautious to emphasise that this Ertiga, which is a gentle hybrid versus a real HEV or PHEV, was nonetheless being thought-about for the Philippine market. However we’re prepared to guess that if the Suzuki PH truly makes it to market it is going to be a high vendor. If it does, it could possibly be the bottom priced hybrid.

4. MITSUBISHI Montero Sport and Strada RALLIART

The Philippines goes bonkers for SUVs and pickups—and wheels The group is not any exception. But receiving unanimous votes from all 5 authors, the RALLIART twins appear to be they’ve simply arrived from the Dakar rally – bumpy, mean-looking, and extremely able to surpassing something man or nature would possibly discover in them. However can throw. The return of the coveted RALLIART identify was warmly welcomed by automobile lovers and reminded of the good all-conquering racing Mitsubishi.

3. Mazda MX-5 MCP Model

On condition that this isn’t a brand new mannequin and solely a limited-edition model, we anticipated the Mazda MX-5 MCP twenty fifth Anniversary Version to be numerically increased on the checklist—not among the many high 3. However such is the attract of this timeless, ageless roadster that its relative rarity, a brand new colour (and a few new trim and distinctive differentiators) are sufficient to vault it onto a a lot newer and arguably extra intriguing mannequin. We’re all the time sensible, however we are able to dream. And as dream automobiles drive by, it is about as shut as it could get to parking in our driveways.

2. Hyundai Ionic 5

Automobile of the Yr in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Eire and Estonia, Hyundai’s totally electrical IONIQ 5 is an authorized show-stopper wherever it goes. Not solely is it a pure electrical car that is straight out again sooner or laterIt additionally has V2L (vehicle-to-load) know-how that permits it to ship as much as 3.6kw of energy to cost your devices and energy your gadgets even in the course of the woods.

1. Kia EV6

Sharing the identical V2L EV platform as its Hyundai IONIQ 5 company sibling, the Kia EV 6 boasts equally head-turning styling and efficiency that permits these Korean twins to finest match Tesla. The EV 6 has a driving vary of as much as 528 kms, claims ultra-fast charging of simply 4.5 minutes for a variety of 100 kms, and may speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.

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