February 2, 2012

Autofocus Motorshow and Auto Expo 2011

Buying a new car? Then go to an autoFocus Motorshow and you will find what you are looking for. The 2011 Autofocus Motorshow and Auto Expo had one of the biggest outdoor motorshow/carshow in the country. They have all car brands and models displayed there.
Autofocus Motorshow and Auto Expo 2011
Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia are really establishing themselves in the past years. They were located just after the entrance with lots of car lineups displayed. I think they have the most number of car models displayed there. I remember that before, when they were just new in the Philippines, they have a reputation of having weak and faulty engines. Now they have really improved in all aspects, specially in their car designs.
Kia Philippines
Hyundai Philippines
Lexus, the high-end cars from Toyota are also displaying their lineups there.
Lexus Philippines
Toyota displayed few lineups there, focusing more on the New Toyota Fortuner SUV and Toyota Hilux Pickup truck.
New 2012 Toyota Fortuner and Hilux
Nissan's lineup was not interesting, most of the models are not new. I just saw a new Nissan Murano which very few Filipinos buys because of the heavy price tag, but it does have an awesome look.
Nissan Philippines
New 2012 Nissan Murano SUV
Although few Subaru models are seen on the street, the brand is still very popular specially Impreza and Forester Models. Before, I use to watch WRC and I always loved the Subaru Impreza. When peaple asks me what's my dream car, I always say Subaru Impreza. Back then most didn't know what Subaru is and I think there was no Subaru Philippines yet, just imported Subaru cars. 
Subaru Philippines
Subaru Impreza
Ford had a makeover with their Ford Explorer. Totally different from the previous models. Although with the price hikes I doubt we will see lots of these on the road. Great design though and quite big.
New 2012 Ford Explorer
Here are some other brands in the Autofocus Motorshow:
BMW Philippines
Porsche Philippines
Nice Apple Green Color of Porsche
Volvo Philippines
I'm seeing more and more Audi cars on the road since they started being aggressive on their marketing last 2011. Great job.
Audi Philippines

People's Choice Awards
Autofocus awarded the most popular cars in their corresponding categories. Here are the winners:
AutoFocus People's Choice Awards 2011
Category Winner  Runner-up
Subcompact  Kia Picanto Hyundai Accent
Compact sedan Nissan Sentra Hyundai Elantra
Midsize sedan Nissan Teana Hyundai Sonata
Large sedan Hyundai Genesis Audi A8
Sports car Hyundai Genesis Coupe Porsche 911
AUV Isuzu Crosswind Toyota Innova
Pickup truck Nissan Navara Toyota Hilux
Minivan Nissan Grand Livina Kia Carens
Full-size Van Hyundai Grand Starex Foton View
Compact SUV Nissan X-Trail Kia Sportage
Midsize SUV Nissan Murano Hyundai Santa Fe
Large SUV Porsche Cayenne Toyota Land Cruiser
Open category Kia Soul Suzuki SX4
Winners List Via www.topgear.com.ph

Customized Cars
There were also some modified cars displayed their. Loved the customized Nissan 350Z.
Nissan 350Z
Customized Porsche Yellow
Customized Green Car. I think this is a Nissan?

Chevy Celebrates 100th Anniversary at Mall of Asia
To celebrate their centennial anniversary, Chevrolet Philippines or Chevy, launched the 2011 Chevy Motorama at the back of SM Mall of Asia. This event showcases the most historic, latest and admired Chevrolet models in the country. They also launched the Chevrolet Traverse and the new Chevrolet Colorado pick up truck.
2011 Chevy Motorama
While on the side of SM Mall of Asia, they had a small anniversary party for it's 100th year birthday. They had live bands and food.
Chevy Anniversary Mall of Asia
Live Band

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