Words by Christopher Kho
 
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The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) opens this Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City and promises to be country's biggest motoring event of the year yet again. It’s so big, in fact, that the show has even invaded Kotse.com's wallpaper for the month of April. 

Now on its 7th year, MIAS is taking a big leap into the future with its theme, “Automotive Evolution.” With more than 30 of the biggest brands littering the 23,000 square-meter display area, the show will feature some of the newest and most stunning cars in the Philippines. But before doors open in three days time, we're giving you a sneak peek of biggest attractions in this year's show. 
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The De La Salle University - Manila's Mechanical Engineering Society (MES) is set to fill all gear head's need for speed with their first-ever car show “Automized 2011: Your Ride. Your Pride” happening this Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Harbor Square parking area, CCP Complex Pasay City.

Doors open at 3 pm and for a P30 guest entrance fee, get an adrenaline rush by ogling over some of the most tricked-out rides and custom cars on display. You can also get the chance to win free copies of C! Magazine, and items from DC Shoes. Plus, meet and greet six-time World Bowling Champion Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno during the show. And once the sun sets, party with the best bands from the DLSU College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department faculty, and the DLSU Innersoul as they rock the stage and play into the night. 

Check out which ride will be awarded the Best JDM, Old School, Best in Decals, Detail, Interior, Paint and many more. And if you feel that Your Ride is Your Pride, enter you car so it can bask in the show's spotlight and it might just be crowned the Best in Show. Show participants gets a chance to get their ride featured on C! Magazine and win gift certificates from the event's sponsors.
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Words by Jade Lu | Photos and video courtesy of Jaguar Cars Limited
 
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Jaguar has come out strong at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show with their release of the 2012 XKR-S. As an overhaul of the award-winning XK, new super buff is Jaguar’s most agile production sports car yet.
 
Featuring a highly efficient supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III R direct-injection engine, the XKR-S has a maximum speed of 300 km/h and only takes 4.2 seconds to go from 0 to 100 kph. It is currently Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful series production sports car. Of course, the XK underwent heavy modifications in order to achieve what it has become. Complimenting a strong engine is the XKR-S’ slimmer and more aerodynamic body - a product of extensive research and study in the aspect of Computational Fluid Dynamics. 
 
Certainly, style is not the main priority of all that development study, for what are good looks without great performance? “The styling of this car isn't about image, it's about true performance,” said Ian Callum, Design Director for Jaguar Cars. “Like other iconic Jaguars before it, the styling has been driven by geometry and aerodynamics for genuine design purity. The physics required to achieve 300 km/h have led the aesthetic.” The XKR-S stays true to the principle of ‘form following function.' The physics required brought about a new front bumper and some lean lines. 
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Watch out for the 7th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) from April 7 to 10, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. With its East Wing annex tent building and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) building now part of the show floor, a total indoor and outdoor exhibition space of about 23,000 square meters is achieved as this year's show promises to be more exciting than the last. MIAS aims to boost industry sales beyond its previous performance with a well-attended selling event, given an unparalleled track record of six consecutive years of automotive exhibition excellence. 
 
Last year, MIAS welcomed some 78,000 visitors, showcasing over 300 cars and 25 auto brands. Aside from the main World Trade exhibition hall and lobby of 10,000 m2 and the 3,000 m2 tent annex building and some 6,000 m2 of outdoor exhibit and stunt performance area, MIAS has added some 4,000 m2 of indoor exhibition floor space at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) building, still making MIAS the country’s biggest annual motoring event
 
This year’s highlights will include the Russ Swift precision driving stunt show, Car of the Year (COTY) Awards Night, MIAS Custom Classic Car Competition, European Mobile Media competition, Top Gear photo contest and exhibit, 2011 car model launches, special vehicle and automotive heritage displays and exciting raffle prizes. 
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Thursday, 25 November 2010 13:19

A look into the 2010 Manila Auto Salon

November 18 to 21, 2010 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City
Photos by Christopher Kho
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