Words by Carl Trocio

Photos courtesy of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation

2013 world of toyotaThis August, the country’s number one automotive brand, dangles a carrot in front of their fans, current and potential, by bringing in two concept cars to the country. The aim of this is to give the consumers a glimpse of the things to come. This little peep show will happen on August 10 to 18 at The World of Toyota Motorshow to be held at the World Trade Center , Pasay City. Fresh off the Boat will be Toyota’s FCV-R and Lexus’ LF-LC, prime example of the company’s new direction in design philosophy, technology of cars in the future as well as the company’s preference of abbreviations.

First dish submitted for your scrutiny is Toyota’s Fuel-Cell Vehicle Reality and Revolution (FCV-R)… make sense? The abbreviated names never do. Possibly making its way from the drawing board to full on production this 2015, this mid-sized family sedan runs of hydrogen and does not emit fossilized dinosaur fumes or CO2 but only, get this… water vapor. Sort of like an athlete fueled only by love and not carbohydrates then passes out rainbows instead of gas.

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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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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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Now bigger, better, and brawnier, Foton's Big Show returns this October 19 to 21, 2012 to “Empower Your Business.” And this time around, they've moved to a bigger venue to accommodate their huge line-up and even bigger Power Deals, at the Main Hall A of the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
 
After Foton's new heavy and construction equipment headlined last year's Big Show, another behemoth is set to step into the limelight this year. The all-new Foton Thunder, which debuted at the Manila International Auto Show last April, will finally step up to the challenges of the road. This is not simply your basic utilitarian pick-up truck, but instead, is aesthetically and functionally equipped to take what the Japanese and Americans have to offer head-on. And the best part is, you get to Test Drive it at the show.
 
Of course, Foton's Big Show 2012 wouldn't be complete without their unbeatable deals. Here's the 7 Power Deals you shouldn't miss:
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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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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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