7th Philippine International Motor Show gathers future mobility concepts, upcoming hits, high-performance models in one venue

Text and photos by Kap Maceda Aguila
THE centerpiece of Toyota Motor Philippines’ booth at the 7th Philippine International Motor Show was the Toyota TJ Cruiser concept model. Embracing the event’s theme of “Future Mobility,” the TJ Cruiser is a hybrid-powered vehicle that combines the luggage capacity of a cargo van with the imposing design of an off-road SUV, making it ideal for people whose lifestyles mix work and play.
The “T” in the model’s name stands for “toolbox,” which Toyota said refers to how the car can be used, while “j” stands for “joy.” The car maker said it assigned the “Cruiser” tag to identify the vehicle as one of its SUVs.
Also highlighted at Toyota’s display were the new-generation Vios, new Rush, Fortuner and Land Cruiser SUVs, Innova Touring Sport MPV, and the Prius C hybrid. Also proving a crowd-drawer was the Toyota Vios One Make Race pace car.