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You might not have heard of them before, but Aeolus Tires have actually been around since the 60's. Well, in China at least where its headquarters is based. They're currently ranked 20th among the “Top 75 Global Ranking Tires” according to their portfolio and have partnered with bus, truck, and commercial vehicle manufacturers such as DFM and Foton. As proof of how good their tires are, the brand has now built a solid reputation in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. And now, they're here in the Philippines with a full line-up of passenger car tires that debuted at the recently-concluded 2013 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).
 
Technically, Aeolus Tires first came to the Philippines back in 2000 where they started distributing tires for buses, trucks, and heavy equipment. Now, they're extending their portfolio by offering a wide variety of passenger car tires that according to them are “guaranteed to be dependable, durable, and very cost-effective.”
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There's no denying that the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is THE biggest annual automotive event in the country. And on its 9th year running, they're expanding their exhibit floor space even further to over 27,000 sq. meters with more than 300 cars on display. But of all the shiny sheet metal at the show, here are the Top 9 new cars making their debut at the 2013 Manila International Auto Show this April 4 to 7, 2013 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
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For the third consecutive year, BPI Family Auto Loan once again presents the 9th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) this coming April 4 to 7, 2013 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. And to make this year's show even bigger, they'll be offering their “First Car Plan” program to all visitors to help them buy their first car and make the experience a lot easier. Plus, they'll be holding a special BPI Day on April 6 (Saturday) where all BPI ATM and Credit Card holders enter for free at the show.
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Better get ready, because the Philippines' biggest motoring event of the year is back. Organized by Worldbex Services international (WSI), the 9th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is set to invade the World Trade Center Manila and Philippine Trade Training Center this April 4 to 7, 2013.
 
This year's show carries the theme “Innovation and Technology” to highlight the slew of technological features that cars of today come with. Innovations such as active park assist, full auto brake, pedestrian detection, electronic stability control, and bluetooth connectivity not only make driving more convenient and enjoyable, but also a whole lot safer. Just imagine what new toys are in store in this year's show.
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coty_1112After 12 months, the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) is once again ready to crown a new Car of the Year for 2011 - 2012. Scheduled on the opening day of the 8th Manila International Auto Show, the awards night will be held on March 29, 2012 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City.
 
The entires are open to all new passenger and commercial vehicles introduced between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2011. This year, a total of 36 cars in 13 different categories are vying for the title as the 2011 - 2012 Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) and range from as small as a basic mini car to a full-sized luxury SUV.
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The Philippines' biggest motoring event of the year is back and promises to be better than ever. Now on its 8th year, the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) will once again feature the best and latest in the local automotive industiry from March 29 to April 1, 2012 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City. 
 
Boasting a total indoor and outdoor exhibit space of about 23,000 sq. meters, don't miss MIAS' biggest attractions such as Car Launches, Off-Road and On-Road Test Drives, After Market Displays, Top Gear's Special Exhibit, Custom Classic Competition, MIAS Downpayment Raffle Promo, The Russ Swift Precision Driving Stunt Show, and the much-awaited Car of the Year Philippines 2011 - 2012 Gala Awards Night. 
 
We'll keep you updated on the list of new cars that will be launched during the show.
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Words by Jade Lu | Video courtesy of The Covenant Car Company Inc. 
 
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It seems like Chevrolet has been on a winning streak lately, and we’re not just talking about the Cruze being crowned the Philippines’ Car of the Year 2010 - 2011. The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), Chevrolet’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines, took the opportunity to make a few gems shine during the 7th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last April 7 to 10, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. 

Testing the Waters
Listening to the public’s plea, the new diesel variant of the Cruze was one of the stars that twinkled at the Chevrolet show space during MIAS. “The Cruze has been selling well here in the Philippines and we expect the new Diesel Cruze to be just as popular. It will have everything that customers have been telling us they want…” announced Martin Apfel, General Motors President for South East Asia Operations.  
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The Blue Oval brand gets supersized

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At the recently-concluded 7th Manila International Auto Show, Ford went all-out by presenting the show's most extravagant display yet. Covering a floor area of 1,000 square meters, they've turned what was supposed to be a booth into a dealership. It showcased Ford's complete vehicle line-up with one van, one pickup, two cars, and four SUV's making up 32 different variants altogether. Since Ford Group Philippines (FGP) is neither a member of the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) nor the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI), no one is stopping them from blowing the year's budget in just four days. And looking at the results, its all worth it. 
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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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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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