Hot Import Nights 2: Hot Hatches and Four-Door Sports and VIP Sedans



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On Part 1 of our coverage of Hot Import Nights 2, we’ve shown you some of the awesome 2-door Sports and Muscle Cars at the event. This time, we’ll be featuring some Hot Hatches, as well as some of the coolest Sports and VIP Sedans you will ever see rolling in the streets of Metro Manila. So read on to see more…


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I’d never thought I’d see so many EVOs…

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…gathered under one roof…

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…at Hot Import Nights 2.

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Some of which were extremely kitted out with Voltex…

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…carbon fiber goodies. Tasty!

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Though not as abundant in numbers as the EVOs, Imprezas STi’s were also around…

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…in equally yummy carbon fiber kits, such as this STi in the Auto Junction booth.

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Interestingly, they also had an EVO, as well as one of the two Veilside Fortune Mazda RX-7′s on the show.

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Apart from the 4-door Sports Sedans, there were also a number of Hot Hatches on the show, like this all-new Mitsubishi Mirage. So far, it had a minimalist body kit on, but hey I think the wheel color combo fits the body color real well! It would be nice to see a properly stanced version of this. It would look real hot!

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Amongst the hot hatches on the show, this Toyota Yaris/Vitz was probably the loudest.

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But of course, a showcase of hot hatches in the Philippines would not be complete without the Honda Jazz/Fit. This one featured an interesting front lip that looked like a proper inverted airplane wing to induce downforce. I wonder if it functioned like an actual splitter?

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I bet the DRL’s on this would look awesome when turned on.

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What do you think? Needs more low?

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There were a pair of Ford Fiestas on the show…

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…one of which was sporting a wild body kit. Doesn’t quite suit my personal taste though…

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Moving on to the compact sedans, Cruven had a nice looking satin brown Corolla big body on display. In the next few years, these cars might just become part of the old school crowd…

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…together with the Honda Civic EG. This EG sedan show car turned out to be quite interesting, with a matte light blue exterior, and glossy green engine bay. I’ll try and put together a spotlight post on this.

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There was another interesting EG sedan on display, this time more race car than show car. The NASCAR style spoiler surely made it stand out.

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Just for amusement’s sake, here it is together with a bunch of other “spoilered” cars during the event.

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The Civic EG’s successor, the EK, also had a representative on the show – slammed and tucked, sporting a Domani front end, it sure did make it stand out. We’ll try to put together a spotlight on this as well.

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Moving on, the Civic FD generation also had a couple of representatives, here wearing Mugen RR kits.

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This one was sporting quite a number of aerodynamic canards and appendages.

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The latest-generation Civic also had a couple of modified examples on the show, this one sporting NFS livery…

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…while this car featured a lot of queues from the VIP style world. I kinda like it!

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Yet, there was a true Bippu car on the show – Wheel Art’s Lexus LS400. Though, at the time I shot this, it was still on an “artful wheel combo”? I bet this was just a rolling set until ingress, to be later swapped for the clean and detailed show wheels, yes?

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Ok now this still looks like a 4-door sedan to me. And literally, it is a VIP car, right?

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Yeah, I know the next 2 rides aren’t really 4-door sedans, but I would still consider them to be VIP rides, though not in in a “Bippu” kind of way. Know what I mean? But souped-up all black G-Wagens and…

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…Hummer H2′s are definitely choice vehicles for some of the world’s most prominent high rollers, so I just had to put them here.

Alright, that’s all for now folks. Later, we’ll be doing spotlight features on some of the cars that stood out to us at the show. So stay tuned for that, only here at Custom Pinoy Rides!

Related Stuff:
- See more coverage of Hot Import Nights 2 here.

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